India Civil Society Response to 12th Open Working Group Document

Friday, June 20, 2014
Author: 
Wada Na Todo
Countries: 
Asia
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights

"We are at the end of a long, open and consultative process anchored by the UN Open Working Group. After fifty- two days of formal discussions and six days of informal conversations spread over a year and four months to formulate a new set of goals that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, it is time to congratulate and thank the Co-Chairs, Ambassador Macharia Kamau (Permanent Representative of Kenya) and Ambassador Csaba Korosi (Permanent Representative of Hungary) for their able guidance and perseverance to see through the process to its logical conclusion. As civil society actors representing the global South,* we put together our response to the latest Open Working Group Document (dated June 30, 2014**) and the 17 proposed goals and attendant targets. We also articulate key principles that we feel must guide the new global development agenda and ‘must-haves' in the new framework."

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India Civil Society Response to 12th Open Working Group Document