Civil Society Consultation: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Consultation on a Just and Transformative Post-2015 Development Framework


Venue: Golden Tulip Essential Vasu Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: 23 to 24 August 2013

In order to facilitate a space for civil society to take stock of the ongoing process of crafting a new global development agenda that would have major implications on the lives of everyone on the planet, the Asia-Pacific Civil Society Consultation on a Just and Transformative Post-2015 Development Framework will be organized from 23 to 24 August 2013 in Bangkok, jointly by the Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development and United Nations ESCAP in partnership with IBON International, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, the Asia Pacific Research Network, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the Asia Development Alliance.

It is an opportunity for civil society from different major groups and countries to come together and explore common ground, develop common messages and coordinate strategies for more effective participation in the post-2015 process. This CSO Consultation will also provide CSOs with the opportunity to discuss inputs to the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015 being organized by the Royal Government of Thailand and ESCAP from 26 to 28 August.

Please refer to the website http://www.unescap.org/Sustainable-Development/forums/Post-2015CivilSocietyConsultation/index.asp for further information.

 

Side Event 1: A Quest for Sustainable Development: Goals for Asia and Europe. Presentation of the study on Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators


Venue: Meeting Room G, United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am, Wednesday 28 August 2013

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is hosting a side event "A Quest for Sustainable Development: Goals for Asia and Europe" on the morning of 28 August 2013. Based on research recently conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Europe, Earth Council Asia-Pacific (Philippines) and PublicStrategy for Sustainable Development (Belgium) in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Japan), the presentation will put forward a set of possible Sustainable Development Goals, associated targets and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda.

The research is part of the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) programme that aims to provide policy makers with useful tools for the implementation of sustainable development. Expert Commentators will join the discussion on the research outcomes focused on: means of implementation; possible capacity gaps; and the role of media in communicating Sustainable Development Goals related issues.

Programme:
9:00 - 9:15 Introduction and Opening Remarks
9:15 -10:00 Presentation of the "Small Planet" research on SDGs in Asia and Europe by Mr. Simon Olsen, Senior Policy Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Ms. Grazyna Pulawska, Project Executive, Political and Economy Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
10:00 - 10:30 Expert commentary and discussion on the challenges facing the post-2015 development agenda
10:30 Coffee Break

Please contact Ms Grazyna Pulawska (grazyna.pulawska@asef.org) for further information.

 

Side Event 2: Transforming Development : Civil Society Perspectives on just, sustainable and rights based development goals


Venue: Meeting Room G, United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand
Time: 10.30 - 12.30 am, Wednesday 28 August 2013

The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and IBON International invite participants at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue and UN Agencies are invited to come and meet civil society representatives engaging in the process to shape a new global development agenda. Short presentation from key constituencies on their vision for a post-2015 development model will be followed by discussion around ways to collectively promote a more just, sustainable and rights based model of development.

Programme:
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Service
11.00 - 12.30 Presentations and discussion

Please contact Kate Lappin (kate2@apwld.org) for further information.