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NEWSLETTER September 2014
WILL THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA BE A GAME CHANGER?

 
CONVERSATION SERIES

As the negotiations heat up at the UN on the details of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, GVI is hosting thematic conversations from September to November. These revolve around the likely values-related systemic shifts to be generated by this global effort.  We hear from experts, practitioners and citizens on its potential impact for all - weigh in with us...
WE ARE ASKING:

"Do you think the post-2015 mechanisms for multi-stakeholder engagement will usher in new modes of inclusive global governance?
" Will the focus on global partnership mean more equitable and meaningful collaboration on development goals?" 
"Will development be truly holistic or will economic concerns prevail? What would compel change?"


We get the perspective of UNDP Mexico and share your own comments below.  The conversation continues on the GVI blog, newsletter and all social media through November.
UNDP MEXICO

UNDP has been one of the leading entities to promote the Post-2015 process in the UN System. We have been engaged in global conversations aimed to promote the participation of all stakeholders in Post-2015 discussions. As such, we believe civil society will play a very important role in the follow-up mechanisms. This is why they have been included in many of these conversations, from national to regional consultations, as well as virtual discussions.
 
The follow-up mechanisms will be extremely important to achieve the September 2015 agreements, especially at the national level. We are now facing a significant participation from many people around the globe, especially through platforms that the UN itself has promoted. Sub-national governments such as states and municipalities will also play a key role. Mexico is a vivid example of this participation, as it has been home to Post-2015 Regional Consultations and it is leading now the MY World Global Survey for A Better World. 

For more on the UN and the post-2015 agenda in Mexico, see our upcoming blog....
Comments from the GVI community:

"It is time for new thinking and innovative initiatives to put the world on a path to achieving sustainable development. We need (look) no further then the greatest and most successful innovative phenomena in the late last century…and that being the concept and practice that evened the "silicon valley" that today has found a home in every major city in the world. This development has been the driver of economic and social progress in so many locations....

Let us bring the world together…and that mean(s) the people who know best how to l(i)ve sustainably and let us empower them to creat(e) " sustainable valleys" around the world in villages, towns and cities. "

To join the GVI LinkedIn discussions, click here
Useful articles and media postings:

"Southern Perspectives on Learning and Equity in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda"



"A renewed partnership for global development"




Listen here for the ACUNS podcast (Academic Council of the UN System) with GVI President Alisa Clarke -  "Organizational culture and the UN"




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CONGRATULATIONS!


GVI warmly congratulates Jonathan Granoff on his nomination for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize!  Mr. Granoff is President of the Global Security Institute and a member of the GVI Board of Advisers.  He is being recognized for his efforts of several decades towards  a world free of nuclear weapons. 

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