IAEG-SDG Indicators Meeting 26-28 October 2015: Opening Statement by Stakeholders
The whole world is looking to you, because states have promised to transform our world, from one that is deeply inequitable and increasingly perilous, to a just and equitable planet for all. The indicators will either realize or undermine the ambitious agenda adopted by Heads of State and Governments.
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IAEG-SDG Indicators Meeting 26-28 October 2015: Stakeholders Statement on Theme 1 under Goals 1 and 2 Madame Chair, We would like to add some comments on the measurement of poverty – questions members rightfully raised about the proposed measurement in 1.1. The MDGs showed us that poverty measurements can be manipulated to mask poverty, something we ask you to be very mindful of.
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IAEG-SDG Indicators Meeting 26-28 October 2015: Stakeholders Statement on Theme 2 under Goals 3 and 4
We feel that there needs to be a process for incorporating comments made by member states and other stakeholders on the “green” indicators especially in education goal since many are not completely reflective of the respective targets. This should be done transparently, with participation of all stakeholders.
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IAEG-SDG Indicators Meeting 26-28 October 2015: Stakeholders Statement on Theme 4 under Goals 5
Thank you, Chair. I will speak on issues relating to Gender Equality, particularly goal 5. but of course related to all goals, targets and indicators for e.g on target 6.1 must include the time use of women collecting water.
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P-RCEM Means of Implementation for Development Justice in the Post-2015 Agenda
World leaders and civil society have come to another crucial moment in shaping the post-2015 development agenda. This new global development framework that will replace the MDGs will also require a global consensus on the means for implementation (MOI) that will translate development commitments into action.
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AP-RCEM: A High Level Political Forum for Development Justice
The single largest failure of the UN system is the lack of state accountability and the associated impunity that disempowers citizens to demand to deliver state commitments. States have not failed to make commitments to respect, protect and fulfill fundamental human rights. States have repeatedly recognised the systemic failures that fuel inequality, human rights violations and erode sustainable development. Yet, in the absence of institutionalized and binding accountability frameworks, inequality, human rights violations and environmental degradation persist.
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AP-RCEM Submissions to Open Working Group 12
Poverty eradication and reduction of inequality is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are therefore committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.
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AP-RCEM inputs for zero draft 13
A civil society body currently representing over 70 organisations (and expanding) in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently in transition mode to a permanent structure, it has been set up under the auspices of UN-ESCAP and seeks to engage with UN agencies and Member States on the post 2015/SDG processes as well as other development related issues/processes.
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AP- RCEM Inputs to the Post-2015 Political Declaration
AP-RCEM agrees that the Declaration should be concise, visionary, ambitious, actionable, communicable, and simple and that it should be accepted as a call to action by all. We also welcome the identification of poverty, climate change, environmental degradation, inequality within and between countries vulnerability and exclusion, institutional failures, economic/social/environmental shocks and the undermining of peaceful and just societies as the current and key challenges to attaining sustainable development for all. AP-RCEM makes the following recommendation, that post-2015 Political Declaration must…
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AP-RCEM Response to the Synthesis Report of the Secretary General on the Post-2015 Agenda
RCEM welcomes the positive elements of the SG synthesis report such as the universal principles of human rights, global solidarity, right to development, recognizing the free prior informed consent of indigenous peoples, common but differentiated responsibilities, and an aim to achieve climate justice. We also welcome the correct identification of the problem on deepening inequalities and the improved language on the issue of trade, financing and accountability. We also endorse the attention given to Science and Technology and Innovation, as a Means of Implementation. We appreciate the acknowledgment that volunteerism can be another powerful and cross-cutting means of implementation and that volunteerism can help to expand and mobilize constituencies and engage people in national planning and implementation for sustainable development goals. ..
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AP-RCEM Submissions on Accountability of Post 2015 Development Agenda
On 5-6 August 2014, representatives of civil society from the Asia-Pacific region delivered their views on the issue of accountability and monitoring at the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation Meeting on Accountability of Post 2015 Development Agenda. These CSO representatives engaged in the process through Asia-Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP- RCEM), a platform initiated, owned and driven by civil society in the region to facilitate the engagement in the regional and global process on the issue of sustainable development. This paper is a collation of interventions delivered by representatives of civil society as results of collaborative works of CSOs participants at the meeting…
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AP-RCEM SUBMISSION on STOCK TAKING OF SDGs AND POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA – DEMANDING DEVELOPMENT JUSTICE
The Asia region represents 60% of the world’s population including 2/3 of the world’s indigenous peoples, which belong to the world’s poorest of the poor. Asia- Pacific is also expected to fuel economic growth and yet, remains the most vulnerable to climate disasters. This submission is the joint analysis of the documents…
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AP-RCEM: Intervention for the session on Follow-up and Review of FFD and Post-2015 MOI Paul Quintos
First of all I would like to emphasize at the outset that for us in civil society the matter of follow-up and review is about ensuring development justice and the accountability of our governments, international institutions and other powerful actors for the impacts of their policies and practices on our lives and our futures.
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CONCEPT’PAPER A’Regional’CSO/Stakeholder’Engagement’Mechanism’ for’Post=2015:’Proposal’from Asia=Pacific’Region”
Civil society organisations (CSOs) today engage formally and!informally with various intergovernmental and United Nations (UN) processes and entities on sustainable development.The current practices of CSO engagement have evolved over time. From being mere observers in the early 1990s, intergovernmental deliberations today include a wide range of external actors such as NGOs, CSOs,constituency groups, private sector entities,
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Panel on Means of Implementation and Global Partnership for Development
Panelist: Elenita Daño, ETC Group – on behalf of Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism, Women Major Group.
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AP-RCEM: Statement by Eni Lestari
I am speaking on behalf of the Asia Pacific Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism and the International Migrants Alliance to ensure that the voice of the most affected and the most marginalized by the current development model are heard.
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AP-RCEM APFSD 2015 Statement
Consolidating People’s Agenda for Development Justice Summary of Civil Society Recommendations for the APFSD
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AP-RCEM Statement from Fisherfolks Constituency for APFSD 2015
To examine the goal number 14 of conserve and sustainable use the ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, the fisherfolks constituency emphasizes the importance of fisherfolks contribution in small scale fisheries and aquaculture to sustain food security and nutrition. Read more: AP-RCEM Statement Fisherfolks Constituency
AP-RCEM Statement from Migrants Constituency for APFSD 2015
Migrants are some of those left behind when the MDGs were created and it is with great appreciation that migrant are getting a space now with other major groups and stakeholders in this process.
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AP-RCEM Statement from Women Constituency for APFSD 2015
I am Aijamal from SHAZET, Kyrgyzstan and a member of the Women’s Constituency of AP RCEM. We are composed of a large, diverse group of women’s organisations—we work on diverse issues and diverse contexts in a region with deep inequalities and paradoxes, coming from small island states to populous sub-continents.
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AP-RCEM Development Justice Statement for APFSD 2015
Thank you Mr/Madam Chair for this opportunity. I represent Asia Pacific research network and the Asia pacific regional CSO engagement mechanism. Indeed, Asia Pacific has experienced tremendous levels of growth. However, this growth, borne out of the dominant market-driven development model has not benefitted those who need it most, as evidenced by the shocking levels of inequalities and severe environmental destruction.
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AP-RCEM Statement from Farmers Constituency for APFSD 2015
I am representing Farmers constituency of AP Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (RCEM) on Sustainable Development. We in the farmer major group …
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AP-RCEM The Third International Conference on Financing for Development
As the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) gets underway in Addis, this message comes from the Asia Pacific Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM), a network of over 370 civil society organisations representing 17 different constituencies and 5 sub regions in the Asia Pacific.
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