14 & 15 November 2014 – Civic (Public) Consultation
On Post-2015 Development Agenda (San Diego, USA)
WE THANK our eightyfour (84) community members who dedicated their time to take part in this important, first Public Consultation! Your input into The World We Want in 2015 is invaluable. Should you be interested in learning how San Diego voted, please click here.
It is because of your hard work and dedication that we have comprehensive reports on Education, Environment, Gender Equity and Health that entail constructive and in-depth recommendations for local, national and international application. THANK YOU! [photo gallery]
The San Diego Chapter of the United Nations Association proudly hosted its first Civic (Public) Consultation on the United Nations’ Post-2015 Agenda that sought to engage the public on global issues: inequalities, health, education and environmental sustainability. San Diego was one of thirtythree cities in the United States to host the Public Consultation in addition to countless cities around the world who conducted similar events.
This major civil society gathering was the first of its kind in San Diego by offering a platform for local civil society, private sector, academia and activists to provide input and engage on development issues that most impact their lives. The conference provided an opportunity to ensure that the views and contributions of our local civil society feed into the United Nations’ Post-2015 Agenda and subsequent global framework which will be finalized in September 2015 at the UN in New York City.
During the conference, participants learned about the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with its respective seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Four (4) thematic breakout sessions enabled individuals to discuss their views on policy frameworks and inclusion specifically related to:
- Health – Facilitator: Dr. Anita Raj | Outcome Paper
- Education – Facilitator: Dr. Alan J. Daly | Outcome Paper
- Environmental Sustainability – Facilitator: Cindy Greatrex | Outcome Paper
- Sustainable Solutions – The Role of Women – Facilitator: Kim Langbecker | Outcome Paper
We proudly welcomed our distinguished guests:
- Megan M. Mattson – U.S. State Department, D.C. | Office of Public Affairs
- Fauzia S. Assifi – Former Program Manager | Afghanistan National Development Strategy Program
The discussions and findings resulting from the conference are compiled in a comprehensive report – comprised of our shared recommendations – and put forward to the U.S. Department and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations for consideration in finalizing the 2015-Agenda in September 2015 at the United Nations General Assembly.