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How can we continue to maintain pressure on decision-makers to deliver on their promises? The majority of organisations engaged so far have expressed an interest to keep engaging in joint policy and advocacy. There is a clear need and demand from a number of civil society bodies to continue the successful work to shape and influence the agenda at the UN, building on the work during the post-2015 sustainable development process; to continue to maintain pressure from civil society on the implementation, monitoring and review phases.

Examples of activities:

  • Regular policy briefings and other joint resources to support advocacy work - e.g. template resources such as talking points and press releases.
  • Enable civil society groups to be better equipped to engage with decision-makers on development of national plans and strategies, and inform their constituencies.
  • Develop partnerships and work on joint CSO positions to show unity and common push for action on leaders, especially on policy coherence (e.g. climate mitigation, adaptation, and development plans).
  • Provide advocacy and lobbying expertise on behalf of members to ensure effective representation and advocacy during formal UN process, including feeding into Major Groups around the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) process and other relevant channels such as UNFCCC and ICPD.
  • Offline meeting spaces including annual meeting(s), possibly linked to the HLPF to share latest knowledge and awareness at national, regional and/or global (New York) level. This could include sharing resources for national/regional civil society to facilitate their own annual meetings.

On 30 March, the working group held its first meeting to discuss its goals and activities for 2016.To read the notes from the meeting click here.


Poll Created Tue 19 Jan 2016 6:39PM

Are you planning advocacy activities for the the High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (Governance body for the SDGs)? Closed Mon 8 Feb 2016 6:07PM

If you are planning activities select 'Agree'
If you are not planning activities select 'Disagree'


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DOSSE SOSSOUGA Tue 16 Feb 2016 5:58PM

You Know, 2015 was engagement year. Now the SDG was adopted and this year is going fast.
- First, the HLPF Government body for the SDGs must be officially recruited, Regional Groups and national Groups must be officially nominated. National Groups can nominate local ones. They must quickly have their offices and personal. As the SDGs are holistic,we must pay attention of how to form Groups.
- second: Elaborate rule of conduct with herrarchy respect in this inclusiness aspect of the groups form local to Global.
- third: the use of the platform link at national level, regional level through ADA, SDG watch Europe,la Mesa and other and at global level toward coordination secretariat through CAN, CIVICUS, IFP and GCAP network.
- Working Groups must be focus on the universal holistic SDG according to national priorities.
- Rapport will come from local level to national Groups,national to regional Groups and Regional Groups to the HLPF which have to elaborate the synthesis rapport under ECOSOC to the UNSG.
- the HLPF can have alternative rapports from any CSO for verification.


Cassia Moraes Wed 24 Feb 2016 7:46PM

We invite you to participate in a webinar on partnerships to help major groups and other stakeholders to prepare for the ECOSOC Partnership Forum “From commitments to results: Leveraging partnerships for the 2030 Agenda” on 31 March. The webinar will feature presentations made at a retreat on 5-6 February in preparation for the Partnership Forum organized by the DESA Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 2 March, 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST, featuring an interactive discussion with the authors of the following background papers (see attached):
• "Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Making them work for the Post-2015 Development Agenda" by Mr. Felix Dodds, Global Research Institute, UNC at Chapel Hill
• "Multi-stakeholder partnerships: The way forward" by
Dr. Marianne Beisheim, Global Issues Division, SWP Participants will discuss ways in which major groups and others stakeholders may participate and make contributions to ECOSOC Partnership Forum on 31 March that will feed into
the HLPF in July 2016. Additional information on the ECOSOC Partnership Forum may be found here: https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en/node/355639

• RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QYeSTJVP-jpisZZYQroIcwZMmvO2wPtV0L3yMItQuZs/viewform?c=0&w=1
• Background papers are attached.

• The webex link may be found below.
Workshop Partnerships
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
9:30 am | Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) | 2 hrs

Join WebEx meeting - https://un.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=un&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fmc3000%2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Dun%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D254210787%26UID%3D1437855597%26Host%3DQUhTSwAAAAIDir8i8hCU4ZbjLgOROyNzXJh_xdZiHV0bmb8OuU6NHQPtUE5e8Cw7v0oDk5WwljDRccRkL5IDo0KvD6aTKZoL0%26FrameSet%3D2%26MTID%3Dm8d7a8fcfc7663f242ee16c24baf42951

Meeting number: 799 257 699
Meeting password: Meet1234


Cassia Moraes Wed 24 Feb 2016 7:46PM

Additional background doc:


DOSSE SOSSOUGA Wed 2 Mar 2016 3:01PM

I can not follow the ECOSOC partnership webinar because of technical problem.