The implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should match the level of ambition of the post-2015 agenda, asserts the CPDE, a global CSO platform on development effectiveness, in a response statement released on August 17th.
“Ultimately, the success of this agenda will be weighed by its ability to address the root causes of poverty and inequality, and ensure human rights and welfare across all dimensions,” the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) said.
The statement responds to the post-2015 outcome document approved through consensus by 193 member states last August 2 at the United Nations headquarters, New York. The post-2015 outcome document titled “Transforming Our World 2030” features 17 goals and 169 targets that will set the framework for global development in the next 15 years. The draft will be formally adopted at the UN Summit this coming September.
CPDE recognizes the international community’s commitment to a people-centred post-2015 development agenda that pledges to leave no one behind and acknowledge the positive elements in the final draft of the post-2015 outcome document. However, CPDE believes that the document falls short on the level of commitment required to deliver on such an ambitious agenda and that a rights-based approach needs to be adopted. CPDE also stresses the crucial role of a follow-up and review mechanism to take stock of progress and ensure the agenda’s effective implementation, sharing some key recommendations focusing on the Means of Implementation (MOI) and follow-up and review.
In order to ensure the success of the post-2015 development agenda CPDE remains committed to engage and contribute meaningfully in the implementation of the agenda at the national, regional, and global levels and will continue to advance a sustainable world for all.
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The Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND is the focal point for the Black Sea and the Balkans sub-region (part of the European region within CPDE).