UNGA Conference 2015
UN Post-2015 Development Agenda: Contributions of Private Sector and Civil Society
The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) and Peace Islands Institute (PII) are organizing the UNGA Conference 2015 entitled “UN Post-2015 Development Agenda: Contributions of Private Sector and Civil Society” on 29 September 2015 before the UNGA High-Level Reception on 30 September 2015.
Every year, following the UN General Assembly, the JWF in partnership with PII, gathers heads of the delegates with the private sector, civil society organizations and educational institutions in order to serve as a platform for this broad alliance towards the implementation of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The process leading up to the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda has seen an unprecedented involvement by private sector and civil society. The UNGA conference aims to provide a further platform for presenting best practices by these stakeholders and exploring mechanisms for realization of the proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets. One of the widely discussed means of implementation has been the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. Collaboration among national government, private sector, civil society organizations representing youth, women, indigenous people, disabled persons and other groups has been seen as the most effective way to achieve the SDGs.
OBJECTIVES OF THE UNGA CONFERENCE
Awareness: The UNGA High-Level Reception serves as a platform where Heads of Delegates, Ministers and Permanent Representatives of Members States to the UN discuss the current themes of the UNGA.
Collaboration: The UNGA High-Level Reception emphasizes the importance of Public-Private Partnerships by bringing together the government representatives with private sector and civil society organizations.
Mobilization: The UNGA High-Level Reception mobilizes private sector and civil society around the globe and builds local and global networks to contribute to the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Targets: The reception serves as a common ground to share lessons learned from the MDGs and work together for achieving the SDGs.
Implementation: UNGA Reception encourages private sector to help create new resources to finance the implementation of the SDGs.
Accountability: Participation by the civil society in all phases of the process ensures higher levels of accountability.