Application Deadline: September 26th 2014
The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will be a key moment for global civil society to take stock of progress on the creation of the new Post-2015 framework and influencing the final stage of negotiations, raising the ambition and ensuring that governments are committed to an ambitious, transfromative agenda which tackles the key issues of our time; inequality, environmental sustainabilty, poverty eradication, human rights, peace and security and participation.
The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will bring approx. 200 civil society representatives to Copenhagen with the objective of taking stock of the Post-2015 agenda and the global goals for sustainable development. The conference is an important opportunity for jointly discussing the outcome of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, influencing the final UNSG Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and to engage in CSO strategizing for the crucial and final year of the Post-2015 negotiations. Addressing the social, economic and environmental aspects of inequality will be a specific theme for the conference.
In the first day and a half, civil society representatives will explore the challenges and opportunities in the Post-2015 process, and produce an outcome document, including an agenda for action and key recommendations to policy makers and Government representatives. The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will lead up to a high-level segment on the 14th of November 2014, co-organized by Beyond 2015, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the UN City in Copenhagen, which aims to facilitate a dialogue between Beyond 2015 and Governments and UN representatives.
- Civil Society Organization leaders from national, regional and global Post-2015 processes are strongly encouraged to apply for participation.
- Participation is not restricted to Beyond 2015 members. Gender, regional and thematic representation will be considered.
Criteria for attendance by civil society;
– Knowledge and expertise in poverty, inequality and marginalisation in the context of sustainable development in all three dimensions – the social, environmental and economic;
– Experience in the post-2015 process at the national, regional or global level;
– Active member of an organization or platform involved in the Post-2015 process;
– Represent and be accountable to a wider constituency;
– Committed to feedback to the partners at regional and/or national level;
- Funding for a number of participants from the Global South is available.
- Please indicate this in the conference application form. The conference organizers will review all applications and inform succesful applicants by October 3,2014. Self-funded participants must also submit a full application.
Deadline; All interested applicants must send the application form as soon as possible, and latest by 26th September 2014 (Midnight ECT). Send to conference organizer Morten Emil Hansen; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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