The 65th annual DPI/NGO Conference was held from 27-29 at UNHQ in New York, co-hosted by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, taking place less than a month prior to the UN Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 23 September, and the launch of intergovernmental negotiations at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.
The Conference, which had for a main theme “2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,” brought together representatives of civil society from around the world to discuss key issues on the post-2015 development agenda, including climate change.
On the final day, the Conference adopted a 13-page Declaration reflecting the participants’ vision, recommendations and monitoring and accountability framework for an “Action Agenda” on poverty eradication, sustainable development, human rights and climate change. The Declaration is accompanied by a 34-page Resource Document, which reflects joint statements by UN Major Groups and Stakeholders from civil society that had been previously submitted to the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals as official positions. Together, these two form the Outcome Document of the 65th annual DPI/NGO Conference.
To access the Conference website, click here.
For more information, including the concept note, workshop and roundtable schedule and all events related to the Conference, click here.
The Declaration is available here.
The Resource Document is available here.
Click here for the webcast of the opening session.
Click here for the adoption of the Conference Declaration.
Click here for the closing ceremony.
This article is available in Spanish.