Public Sector Meeting at Stakeholder Consultation Day

4TH MEETING OF HIGH LEVEL PANEL OF EMINENT PERSONS FOR POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

25 March 2013, Bali Indonesia

High-level Panel to advise on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Panel is co-chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and it includes leaders from civil society, private sector and government.

The Panel is part of the Secretary-General’s post-2015 initiative mandated by the 2010 MDG Summit. UN Member States have called for open, inclusive consultations involving civil society, the private sector, academia and research institutions from all regions, in addition to the UN system, to advance the development framework beyond 2015.

The work of the Panel will reflect new development challenges while also drawing on experience gained in implementing the MDGs, both in terms of results achieved and areas for improvement.

The Panel’s work will be closely coordinated with that of the intergovernmental working group tasked to design Sustainable Development Goals, as agreed at the Rio +20 conference. The reports of both groups will be submitted to Member States for their further deliberations. The Panel will submit a report containing recommendations to the Secretary-General in May 2013.

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DELIBERATIONS IN BALI

The discussions of the Panel in Bali, Indonesia will focus on Global Partnership and Means of Implementation, with a focus on strategies for implementation and opportunities to shape a global consensus on the new development agenda.

In keeping with the 24 Framing Questions developed by the Panel in November 2012, key issues that will be discussed in this meeting include:

•  How will a new framework encourage partnerships and coordination between and within countries at all stages of development, and with non-state actors such as business, civil society and foundations?

•  How specific should the Panel be with recommendations on means of implementation, including development assistance, finance, technology, capacity building, trade and other actions?

•  How can accountability mechanisms be strengthened? What kind of monitoring process should be established? How can transparency and more inclusive global governance be used to facilitate achievement of the development agenda?

•  How can a new framework tackle the challenge of coherence among the organizations, processes, and mechanisms that address issues that are global in scope?

•  How can we judge the affordability and feasibility of proposed goals, given current constraints?

•  How can we build and sustain global consensus for a new framework, involving member states, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders?

PUBLIC SECTOR CONSULTATION DAY

Each meeting of the HLP has included events aimed at enabling a structured dialogue between the HLP members and key stakeholder groups, including academics and research communities, civil societies, national and local elected representatives, youth and the business community that intend to providing inputs to HLP in recommending the next development framework and agenda post the expiration of Millennium Development Goals in 2015.

In addition to this, an open consultation on the Framing Questions developed by the

Panel was facilitated ahead of the Second HLP Meeting in London, United Kingdom and being further discussed at the Third HLP Meeting in Monrovia, Liberia to enable a large number of stakeholders’ representatives sharpening and structuring their dialogues and consultations to the substantive deliberations of the HLP.

The public sector consultation is calling for public sector representatives consists of government’s representative, parliamentarians, representatives of international organizations, representatives of the UN System and the UN bodies to be part of this reputable consultation.

STRUCTURE OF THE CONSULTATION DAY

In keeping with the emphasis on strategies for global partnership and means of implementation, stakeholder consultation day at the HLP meeting in Bali will aim to enable a dialogue on emerging priorities across key stakeholders – and a continued emphasis on ensuring that the aspirations of communities and citizens are at the heart of deliberations on the new development agenda.

HLP interactions with stakeholder groups will be held on 25 March 2013 in accordance with a program outline that is being developed based on outreach focal points from the Government of Indonesia, the Secretariat to the High Level Panel and the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG).

Each session within the proposed schedule will be developed and facilitated by focal points from the relevant stakeholder group. A CSO Steering Group, for instance, has been formed to lead on events such as the Civil Society Roundtables and would also work with lead agencies from other stakeholder events to convene the town hall meeting. A Youth Working Group has also been formed to facilitate the Youth Roundtables. The same effort is also been done by the private sector and public sector. Each stakeholder focal points have been reaching out to their respective networks to enable a broad, inclusive and equitable participation from all regions.

The Public Sector Forum is facilitated by Diah Saminarsih (Office of the President’s Special Envoy for MDGs, Indonesia), in coordination with multiple public institutions and international organizations.

 

REGISTRATION

There will be 100 slots to participate in the Public Sector Forum hence interested participants from Public Sector (Governments, UN Bodies, and Development Partners) are encouraged to register by downloading the registration form http://pencerahnusantara.org/media/docs/public-sector-forum-app-form.docx and directing the filled form via email to diah@mdgsindonesia.org and diahsaminarsih@gmail.com

With regard to other focal points, Office of President’s Special Envoy on MDGs will direct and distribute inquiries of participation from other sectors to each of the focal points for further follow up.