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27 September 1:15pm UNHQ: High-level Civil Society Event of Post-2015 Summit

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On Sunday, 27 September at 1:15pm, the High-level Civil Society Event of the UN Sustainable Development Summit took place in Conference Room 1 in UN Headquarters. The video of the event is available here. The programme included high-level speakers from the governments of Tanzania, Columbia, Kenya, Indonesia and Sweden, as well as Ms. Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning. Seven speakers from civil society delivered powerful remarks. UN-NGLS received a standing ovation from the audience of 570 participants for its work to ensure open, transparent, and participatory processes for civil society engagement in the formulation of the post-2015 development agenda (beginning at 1 hour 7 minutes in the video). This event focused on the new dawn of governance, in which governments and civil society shall fully collaborate on implementing the post-2015 agenda.

The event was co-organized by
Beyond 2015, IFP, Participate, Climate Action Network International, Bond and UN-NGLS,
in collaboration with
Campaign for People's Goals for Sustainable Development, CEPEI, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, Justice Development and Peace Commission, PIANGO, Plan International, Sightsavers


Ms. Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC Executive Secretary 
Setting the scene
Mr. Philipp Schönrock, Co-chair of Beyond 2015 
Country level implementation plans for the post-2015 agenda
H. E. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of United Republic of Tanzania 
H. E. Simon Gaviria, Director General, National Planning Department of Colombia
H. E. G. M Mailu, Director Enablers Department, Ministry of Planning in Kenya
H.E. Yanuar Nugroho, Deputy of Priority Program Management, Presidential Staff Office, Indonesia
H. E. Kajsa B. Olofsgård, Ambassador for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Sweden
CSO perspectives on implementation plans for the post-2015 agenda
Ms. Emele Duituturaga, PIANGO
Mr. Alejandro Barrios, Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness
Ms. Tanya Cox, PLAN International
Ms. Eni Lestari, Campaign for People's Goals for Sustainable Development
Mr. Jean Patrice Ngoyi K, Justice Development and Peace Commission
'The way forward'
Ms. Susan Alzner
, Officer in Charge, NY Office, UN-NGLS
Mr. Andrew Griffiths, Co-chair of Beyond 2015
Mr. Leo Williams, International Coordinator of Beyond 2015  
Closing remarks
Ms. Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning  

The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to develop constructive relations between the UN and civil society organizations.


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