UNDG Dialogues on the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda

Six dialogues have continued the global conversation which involved in 2013 almost two million people around the world to identify priorities for the future development framework. While the first round of UNDG post-2015 consultations focused on "what" should go in the new agenda, this second round focuses on "how" the new agenda should be implemented. More information about the dialogues

The UNDG report on Delivering the post-2015 development agenda: Opportunities at the national and local levels (Sep 2014) presents cross-cutting messages from the six dialogues and underlines the need to expand the concept of 'means of implementation' for the post-2015 agenda beyond traditional means such as finance, technology and institutional capacity building.

UNV supported countries organizing national dialogues through its Field Units in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Peru, Tunisia, Turkey and Zambia. UNV's contribution to the dialogues is summarized in a preliminary report.

UNV co-led the thematic dialogues on Partnerships with Civil Society and other actors, together with UNFPA, UN Millennium Campaign and UN-NGLS

Part Dialogue

The dialogues on Partnerships with Civil Society are a way to broaden the concept of partnership to include partnerships with civil society that result in positive gains for society, are respectful of human rights and sustainability, and ensure and enhance transparency and accountability of the actors involved.

They also allow to reflect the many ways in which civil society engages with States, including on social, economic and political inequalities and injustices; advocating for progressive policy outcomes; providing expertise in implementing programmes on the ground; and/or monitoring the implementation of States' commitments.

Countries hosting national dialogues on Partnerships with Civil Society include Cambodia, Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Lesotho, St. Lucia and Tunisia.

An e-discussion provided a major opportunity to present the perspectives and recommendations of volunteer groups regarding a broader vision of tools to implement the post-2015 development agenda.  Input from the e-discussion and from national and regional dialogues were summarized by the co-leaders in a set of recommendations to be:

  • showcased during a high-level global meeting (Siem Reap, Cambodia, 20-21 October 2014)
  • fed into the UNDG global report for the Dialogues, and
  • fed into the UN Secretary-General's Synthesis Report.