Key Recommendations from the Asia Post-2015 Alternative Narratives Meeting

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23 – 24 March, 2013 Bali, Indonesia Representatives of civil society organizations, people’s movements, academics and researchers deliberating over two days to consider alternative narratives on development, propose the following analysis and recommendations for the … Continue reading

April, 5th: 1,000 days to keep the Millennium Promise

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but starting this week we can march a thousand days forward into a new future. On April 5th, the world will reach a vital … Continue reading

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Outreach with High Level Panel Members in Monrovia

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The voices of the voiceless were heard and Civil Society will make sure their recommendations are taken into account and effectively inform the High Level Panel report to be presented in April to the UN Secretary … Continue reading

Day Two of the CSO Pre-Consultative Forum Post 2015 High Level Panel Meeting

Round-table session on the youth.

A successful second day of the CSO pre-consultative forum culminated in the presentation of five key statements to Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who attended the meeting at 4pm GMT. Five vulnerable group representatives addressed … Continue reading

The United Nations Asks Citizens About Their World

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The United Nations has teamed up with youth groups, private sector bodies and NGO partners all over the world to launch MY World, which is the United Nations Survey for a Better World. MY World … Continue reading

Parliamentarians from Asia deliberate on instruments of progress and equity for the Post-2015 agenda

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Over sixty Parliamentarians from across countries such as Bhutan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Uzbegistan, India and Bangladesh are assembling along with Civil Society Organisations to review progress on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and discuss a framework for … Continue reading

Inclusive India: Bridge the Development Divide

Sushma Verma, a Dalit activist from Jhansi, Bundelkhand, U.P, part of the Bundelkhand Shiksha Abhiyan ( Bundelkhand Education Programme). She Speaks at the Voices forum about her efforts to educate Dalit and other marginalized community about the importance of sending their children to school.

On the occasion of the death anniversary of the prestigious Indian jurist and political leader, Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution, Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar; 20 men and women from Dalit and other excluded communities spoke about their struggles and successes in … Continue reading

Potential Role of faith-based giving in accelerating Global Development discussed at the United Nations

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New York.- International development leaders and experts highlighted the importance of faith-based giving (Zakat, for Muslims) in advancing global development agenda at a forum titled “Linking Muslim Giving to the MDGs”. The forum was co-hosted … Continue reading

Empowering citizens to achieve the MDGs: The Philippines’ top telecommunication companies unite to support Tingog 2015

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The Philippines’ top telecommunication companies unite to support Tingog 2015, an initiative that allows citizens to monitor social services through text messaging. The initiative is being piloted in Tabaco, Albay, the Philippines. (Manila, Philippines, November … Continue reading

Asia-Pacific Members of Parliament and civil society to focus on disparities as MDG deadline looms

Over 100 representatives of parliament, civil society and development partners from 13 Asian countries gathered in Manila for this Forum.

Manila, The Philippines. — Active engagement of parliaments, civil society organizations (CSOs) and development partners remain at the heart of accelerated efforts to address disparities in achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, … Continue reading