Input SDGs 2014

Overview of contributions 2014

The list below provides quick overview of diverse documents the Task Team drafted in 2014. For more information about the various initiatives, please scroll down to the Summaries.

  • Response to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Synthesis Report “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”.
  • Contribution on Financing for Development (December 2014)
  • Contribution to the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) e-discussion on Partnerships with Civil Society (July 2014)
  • Contribution to the High-Level Event of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on The Contributions of Women, the Young and Civil Society to the Post-2015 Development Agenda (February 2014).
  • Proposals for UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon and the General Assembly Special Session on the Millennium Development Goals (September 2013).

Summaries

Task Team Response to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Synthesis Report “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet” 

On 4 December 2014, the UN Secretary General presented the advance unedited version of his Synthesis Report.A Task Team Response to the Secretary General’s synthesis report has been submitted via an online forum made available for this purpose by the UN Non-governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) and UN DESA.

Contribution on Financing for Development

The Task Team has produced a document with Reflections on Financing for Development.The document addresses a number of issues including the importance of Official Development Assistance (ODA), the need to enhance Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) – also in collaboration with civil society, the need to enhance frameworks to stimulate financing for development by and for CSOs, as well as the importance of good financial governance.

Contribution to the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) e-discussion on “Partnerships with Civil Society”

The Task Team submitted recommendations as part of the e-discussion on “Partnerships with Civil Society”. In its contribution Partnership in the Post-2015 Agenda  the Task Team offers reflections on why multi-stakeholder partnerships are important and what are some of the elements for successful government-CSO partnerships in the implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda.

Contribution to the High-Level Event of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on “The Contributions of Women, the Young and Civil Society to the Post-2015 Development Agenda”. 

The Task Team provided input to the High-Level Event on the role of women, youth and civil society in the Post-2015 Agenda. In its contribution Enabling Effective and Continued Participation of Civil Society in the Post-2015 Development Agenda the Task Team offers some critical markers for the roles civil society can play in the determination and realization of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. More specifically the contribution highlights the critical role of civil society in relation to social inclusion and the space to effectively contribute to decision-making – two factors deemed determinant for the continuing and effective participation of civil society, youth and women in the design and implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda.