UNDG Announces Dialogues on Implementation
4 March 2014: The UN Development Group (UNDG) has announced that Dialogues on Implementation of the post-2015 development agenda will take place in 50 countries, as well as online via the World We Want platform. The Dialogues will focus on six thematic areas: localizing the post-2015 agenda; strengthening capacities and institutions; participatory monitoring, existing and new forms of accountability; partnerships with civil society and other actors; partnerships with the private sector; and culture and development.
“We are committed to changing the way multilateral development diplomacy works,” said Olav Kjørven, Special Advisor to the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. “We will continue to expand the areas where people will be able to engage with the work of the UN.”
The consultation format will include public meetings and discussions involving civil society and community representatives, policy planners and private sector leaders. UNDG is currently working to identify the countries that will host the Dialogues on Implementation, with the aim of ensuring balanced regional and thematic representation, according to Kjørven.
The Dialogue findings will be presented to UN Member States during negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In 2013, nearly two million people shared their priorities for the post-2015 agenda through 88 national consultations, 11 thematic consultations and the 'MY World' global survey. The September 2013 report ‘A Million Voices: The World We Want' captures the results of these consultations. [UNDP Press Release] [World We Want 2015 Platform] [IISD RS Story on 'A Million Voices']