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Post MDG Goals and Development

“The right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized.” (Article 1 of the United Nations Declaration on Right to Development )

The development agenda is presently being debated and it is urgent that all stakeholders should participate. There is a focus internationally on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) and Post 2015 Agenda. In the current MDG’s, disability not specifically included, state reports to the UN have little or no reference to disability and it could be convincingly argued that MDGs did not benefit persons with disabilities.

Now discussions are underway for a post 2015 Framework.

See : IDA Position of Post-MDG Goals

See: DPI Position Paper MDGs final

Stakeholders such as the UN, Governments, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Disability Organisations and CSOs are making submissions on a post-2015b framework.

In November 2010, Beyond 2015 was launched by mostly Europe based NGOs and the main goal was to kick start post-2015 conversations. This is perceived as a global civil society campaign for a strong, legitimate successor framework to the MDGs. The Executive Committee  is 50/50 global North and South representative forum. Beyond 2015 brings together more than 380 organisations from around 80 countries over the world. A High Level UN Panel will meet in September 2013.

Some thematic areas are:

Employment and MDG’s

Governance and MDG’s

Health and the MDG’s

Women and the MDG’sHigh level panel

Beyond 2015 (explore this website to find out more) is a vision of a  global, overarching, cross-thematic framework that is a participatory and inclusive process responsive to the voices of those affected by poverty and injustice.

The UN has initiated a strong, legitimate and inclusive process of post-2015 planning and is leading this process. The advocacy goals are bolstered by the global civil society being supported to develop clear and coherent tasks. Beyond 2015 is the connecting global campaign  with Rio +20 is a key milestone.

Other interesting papers to consider are:

Why Development Needs the Rule of Law

LGBTI Rights and the post-MDG Discussion

Human Rights Watch on MDG Framework

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