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Stakeholder Consultation on the UN Development System Review Process

UNDS review - Civll Society Consultation

At the request of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, UN-NGLS facilitated a civil society consultation from October to December 2017 to discuss the ongoing review of the UN development system, open to representatives of non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, philanthropy, academia, and social entrepreneurs. This was the official channel for these stakeholders to provide analysis of the findings of the Secretary-General’s June 2017 report and submit proposals to inform the ongoing process of repositioning of the UN development system, particularly related to activity at the country level, ahead of the Secretary-General’s second report. Click 'Read More' to access the final consultation summary report, the Secretary-General’s second report, and info about the consulation process.

This consultation was conducted in line with General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review, and following the submission of the first report of the Secretary-General on the repositioning of the UN development system to support the delivery of the 2030 Agenda. The Secretary-General's report was informed by continual engagement with Member States, the UN system and other stakeholders.

The stakeholder consultation summary report is available here:

The Secretary-General's December report is available here:

For this consultation, UN-NGLS facilitated a stakeholder Collaboration Committee for cooperative evaluation of inputs received in the process. Stakeholder representatives could apply for the Collaboration Committee through 9 October, and could submit analysis & proposals to this consultation through 31 October 2017. UN-NGLS produced the final consultation summary presented to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.

All consultation submissions received can be viewed here:

Stakeholder Collaboration Committee Members

Uwem Robert Otu - African Youth Movement (AYM)
Sanam Amin - Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
Severin Sindizera - Association pour l'Integration et le Developpement Durable au Burundi
Neeshad Viydanagar Shafi - Climate Action Network Arab World
Omoyemen Lucia Odigie-Emmanuel - Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change Research
Muhammad Kabir - Environmental and Societal Development Foundation
Tcharbuahbokengo Nfinn - Federation of Environmental & Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment & Human Rights (FEEDAR & HR)
Martini Mireille - Finance Watch
Shirley Mo Ching Yeung - Gratia Christian College (GCC, HK)/ UNESCO, HK Association
Anaru Fraser - Hui E! Community Aotearoa
Orsolya Bartha - International Disability Alliance
Roberto Borrero - International Indian Treaty Councill
Patricia Fernandes Da Silva - International Planned Parenthood Federation / WHR
Omair Paul - Muslims For Progressive Values
Gia Gaspard Taylor - Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago
Grujic Gordana - OASIS
Denison Jayasooria - Proham Society for the promotion of human rights
Hugh Dugan - School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University
Kirthi Jayakumar - The Red Elephant Foundation
James Holston - University of Denver
Cristiana Carletti - University Roma Tre
Bonian Golmohammadi - WFUNA
Hendrica Okondo - World YWCA
Ruchi Soni - wPOWER

We extend our great appreciation to all who submitted inputs, and to the Collaboration Committee members for contributing your time and expertise in providing recommendations as part of this process.

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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