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In time for the High-Level Meeting (HLM3) in Geneva, global civil society platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) is holding a parade for effective development cooperation on 13 December 12PM at the Hilton Hotel Geneva lobby.
Titled CPDE Unmet Gala: A civil society parade for equality and justice, the event is a twist on the Met Gala, and makes a reference to unmet development effectiveness commitments towards sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The parade will feature bespoke clothing designed by a collective of artists from the global South, around the themes of SDGs, climate change, conflict and fragility, shrinking civic space, and private sector engagement.
“Through this event, CPDE hopes to more creatively convey our demands around effective development cooperation, and urgent and extraordinary measures needed to put us back on track towards the SDGs or the Agenda 2030,” says CPDE co-chair Marita Gonzalez.
Images and slogans like No to status quo, There is no Planet B, and People over profit embroidered, hand-painted, sublimated, or sewn on the upcycled clothing, which will be worn by CPDE members from around the world. The messages are based on the civil society delegation’s messages and key asks for the Effective Development Cooperation Summit/HLM3.
After the parade, the attires will be showcased in the Summit venue, as an interactive space where participants can also try them on in support of the messages. Videos and photos of the Gala will also be published via the CPDE website and social media.
About CPDE. CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness is a platform that unites civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world on the issue of effective development cooperation. Our members come from six regions and eight major sectors: faith-based, feminist, indigenous peoples, international CSOs, labour, migrants, rural, and youth. Learn more via CSOPartnership.org.