• Farmer’s Major Group intervention at the HLPF post-2015 negotiations

    3RD HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM (HLPF) OF UN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUINCIL, 26 JUNE – 8 JULY, 2015, UN HQ Intervention from the Farmer’s Major Group in the Session, “Role of Business in Implementation of Post 2015 Agenda”, 26 June, 2015 Dear Chair, Greetings! I am Jiten Yumnam, presenting on behalf of the Farmers Major […]

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  • CPDE Response to the Post-2015 Zero Draft

    CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) Response to the zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda CPDE appreciates the aspirational nature of the zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The document sets the tone for achieving an ambitious […]

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  • An Open Letter to the Finland Minister of Trade and Development

    Just a few weeks after the recently concluded European Union (EU) Council wherein EU member states recommitted to aid commitments and targets, the government of Finland decided to slash 43% of its development aid budget, prompting reactions from various NGOs and CSO platforms. According to reports, the sudden turnaround can “kill the NGO sector” as […]

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  • Inclusive partnerships – ‘the only way’ to deliver SDGs effectively

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – 4 June 2015 – Inclusive multi-stakeholder partnerships are the way to deliver the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post-2015, assert civil society and government representatives in a joint side event during the European Development Days (EDD15) in Brussels. The event comes at a critical point as the world gears for the adoption […]

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  • CPDE Side Events at the May Post-2015 Negotiations

    In partnership with various organizations and institutions engaged in the post-2015 negotiations, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) is organizing two (2) side events during the May post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations on May 19 and 20 respectively. Details are as follows: Institutionalising Civil Society Space in the Post-2015 Agenda Side Event during the May Post-2015 […]

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  • CSOs express concern on ‘outsourcing’ gov’t responsibilities to business sector come post-2015

    23 April 2015–Civil society representatives yesterday expressed concern over strong trends to ‘outsource’ government responsibilities to the business sector during the post-2015 negotiations at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. Paul Quintos of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) Post-2015 Working Group, together with Tessa Khan of the Asia Pacific Women on Law and […]

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  • Business Accountability FOR Development: ITUC-TUDCN/EURODAD publication, supported by CPDE

    Business Accountability FOR Development: Mapping business liability mechanisms and donor engagement with private sector in development is a publication produced by ITUC-TUDCN and EURODAD and supported by the CPDE, launched in April 2015. How can we ensure that business – in particular multinational enterprises (MNEs) – really contribute to development in the countries where they […]

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  • World Social Forum 2015: A space for inspiration, critical reflection on alternatives to world order

    TUNIS—Despite the recent Bardo attacks, 70,000 delegates from more than 4,000 organizations defiantly gathered in Tunisia for this year’s World Social Forum from the 24th to the 28th of March 2015. The five-day event served to inspire the global CSO community as a space to reflect and think about alternatives to the current world order. […]

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  • Civil society urges UN to address root causes of poverty, inequality

    Jan 16, NEW YORK CITY, New York – In the first of a series of preparatory fora for the post-2015 negotiations, civil society representative Alejandro Barrios of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) urged the United Nations to end poverty and inequality by addressing its root causes. Barrios also called on policymakers to ensure […]

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  • Global Partnership launches country-focused annual workshop in Seoul

    SEOUL, Korea — Less than a year ahead of the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) deadline of 2015, some 100 representatives, officials and experts from civil society, trade unions, governments and the academe met in Seoul, Korea for the Annual Busan Global Partnership Workshop last 6-7 Nov 2014 to discuss ways on how to make development […]

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