• 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. […]

    Continue reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue reading
  • CSO Partnership stresses need for human rights-based approach to dev’t, plans ahead for 2015 onward

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – Stressing the need for a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to development, the CSO Partnership Coordination Committee (CC) met last 6-7 October 2014 to strategize on the platform’s direction towards 2015 and beyond. “Central to CPDE’s mandate is to advocate for a human-rights based development agenda—a language that was missing from the HLM […]

    Continue reading
  • CPDE Response to the Final Report of ICESDF

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In August, the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) released its final draft proposal for “an effective sustainable development financing strategy to facilitate the mobilization of resources and their effective use in achieving sustainable development objectives.”1 ICESDF’s policy recommendations are the result of a series of consultations that drew on […]

    Continue reading
  • CPDE Snapshots of Success Photo-Story Contest

    The CPDE Snapshots of Success is a photo-story contest that aims to capture CSO successes in implementing development effectiveness principles on the ground. Submit your digital photo entry and a 1-2 page case story and get a chance to win up to 1,000USD and be featured in the CPDE Expo Booth during the Busan Annual […]

    Continue reading
  • Putting people & planet at the heart of the agenda: CSOs call for real action beyond 2015

    As the 69th UN General Assembly convenes this month, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness calls for a post-2015 development agenda rooted in a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to inclusive development. As incoming president of the UNGA Sam Kutesa notes, delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agenda[1] is about “leaving no one behind”[2]. […]

    Continue reading
  • People should be at the heart of development cooperation policies

    This article was first published in http://www.ituc-csi.org/people-should-be-at-the-heart-of?lang=en MEXICO, 15 APRIL 2014–The TUDCN chaired an event in the High Level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Cooperation on the Human Rights Based Approach to development (HRBA). The event focused on human rights and how they should be at the center of development policies. Emele Duituturaga, […]

    Continue reading
  • Global Youth Meeting a success in Brussels

    BRUSSELS – Adding youth voices in the development effectiveness agenda was the central point of discussion during the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) Global Youth Meeting in Brussels, Belgium last 7-8 August. The meeting marks the first gathering of youth groups from various regions and sectors engaging in development effectiveness. “We have been looking […]

    Continue reading
  • Faith-Based Organisations host training on Istanbul Principles & Development Effectiveness

    Gathering twenty three representatives from Faith-Based Organisations around the world, ACT Alliance, on behalf of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) hosted a training workshop on Istanbul Principles and Development Effectiveness last 17-18 June at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. The two-day event marked the second global gathering of Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) as […]

    Continue reading