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Call for Applications: BEYOND2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference


The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will bring approx. 200 civil society representatives to Copenhagen with the objective of taking stock of the post-2015 agenda and the global goals for sustainable development. The conference is an important opportunity for jointly discussing the outcome of the 69th session of the UNGA, influencing the final UNSG Synthesis Report on the post-2015 Agenda, and to engage in CSO strategizing for the crucial and final year of the post-2015 negotiations. Addressing the social, economic and environmental aspects of inequality will be a specific theme for the conference.

Dates: UN City, Copenhagen, 13-14 November 2014

In the first day and a half, civil society representatives will explore the challenges and opportunities in the post-2015 process, and produce an outcome document, including an agenda for action and key recommendations to policy makers and Government representatives. The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will lead up to a high-level segment on the 14th of November 2014, co-organized by Beyond 2015, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the UN Nordic Office, which aims to facilitate a dialogue between Beyond 2015 and Governments and UN representatives.


Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, candidate for President UN General Assembly and Mr. Mogens Jensen, Danish Minister for Trade and Development has confirmed their participation, and we have invited Mrs. Amina Mohammed, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 (TBC) and Mr. Sam Kutesa, President Elect of the UN General Assembly (TBC) as keynote speakers. The programme is being developed and additional speakers will still be added.


The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will be a key moment for global civil society to take stock of progress on the creation of the new post-2015 framework and influencing the final stage of negotiations, raising the ambition and ensuring that governments are committed to an ambitious, transformative agenda which tackles the key issues of our time; inequality, environmental sustainability, poverty eradication, human rights, peace and security and participation.


Criteria for attendance by civil society;

– Knowledge and expertise in poverty, inequality and marginalization in the context of sustainable development  in all three dimensions, the social, environmental and economic;

– Experience in the post-2015 process at the national, regional or global level;

– Active member of an organization or platform involved in the post-2015 processes;

– Represent and be accountable to a wider constituency;

– Committed to feedback to the partners at regional and/or national level;


Participation is not restricted to Beyond 2015 members. Gender, regional and thematic representation will be considered. Funding for a number of participants from the Global South is available. Please indicate this in the conference application form. The conference organizers will review all applications and inform succesful applicants by October 3, 2014. Self-funded participants must also submit a full application.


Deadline; All interested applicants must send the application form as soon as possible, and latest by 26th September 2014 (Midnight ECT)Send to conference organizer Morten Emil Hansen;

or more information, visit

Call for Youth Speakers- Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) High Level Meeting

restlessAre you passionate about improving how countries work together in development? 
Restless Development – in partnership with the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) – is looking for a young people (aged 18-30) from the Global South to participate in the High Level Meeting of the GPEDC this April –
What’s it all about?
This event is the first High Level Meeting of the GPEDC. It will be attended by Heads of State, Senior Ministers, CEOs of Multinationals, Heads of Development Agencies, and so on. They are keen to have strong youth participation on panels and throughout other aspects of the event itself. It’s a very, very exciting and significant opportunity for increasing youth visibility and contribution in a high level, mainstream policy space. 
We are specifically recruiting for two young, dynamic and engaging panelists to take part in a High Level panel discussion on the following themes:
  1. “Knowledge Sharing and Cooperation between nations in the Global South”
  2. ““Development Cooperation with Middle Income Countries” Cooperation with Middle Income Countries”
  3. More info on each of these is attached. 
Whilst this event will be technical and high level, Restless Development will be working with young panelists and the GPEDC team to increase accessibility of language used. We will also be working with youth communicators and GPEDC Communications staff to make the debate accessible to young people who are following on social media.
How do I apply?
There are 2 different application forms for each of these (attached). You should complete the form and return it to Please also ask a partner organisation to complete a short reference form (also attached). Due to timelines outside of our control, the deadline is 12 noon GMT on Thursday 6th March.

Please note that all costs of participation will be covered. 

For more information:visit: Restless Development

P-A-R-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-E:Global Week of Action Campaign!

Following the launch of the  MY World website on the 23rd December, the voting has now spread to 173 countries across the globe!!
Now the challenge is to ensure that we reach out to millions of people and in particular we reach out to those whose voices are often not heard in global decision making.  The UN asks for your support in the first major push for MY World through your youth partners and online network. This will be the first of series of week-long actions that we will run throughout 2013 initially and then to 2015.
As you are aware the United Nations Secretary General´s High Level Panel for Post-2015  have asked that analysis of the MY World results be presented in their  meetings in Monrovia on 30th January 2013 , Bali (March 2013) and New York (May 2013). MY World will feed into their final report which will serve as a key input to the United Nations Secretary-General’s own report to a special Member States event, to be organized at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2013. After which, MY World will continue gathering people´s voices up to 2015 and results will be shared on regular basis with the United Nations Secretary General and global leaders as they continue preparing the next development agenda in the run up to 2015.
So today your help is needed in this first push to reach out through your online networks to members and friends ahead of the first meeting of the High Level Panel on the 30th January 2013. We have set a one week action campaign from the 21st to 28th January to create major online momentum for MY World in the knowledge that we need time and careful focus to ensure we reach out to those who are not connected. The communication team from multiple UN agencies has developed social media and other launch plans that will be shared with you early next week.  Below are the simple steps to get started and help you keep track of your efforts in driving voters both online and offline:
For more information and support contact Ravi Karkara; and also visit:

P-A-R-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-E: My World Global Survey on #Post2015 Agenda

myworldMY World is an innovative global survey proposed by the United Nations and partners which through web, mobile and paper surveys allows people across the world to tell the United Nations, and in particular the Secretary General’s High Level Panel, the most important issues they would like the post-2015 agenda to address.

Through MY World the United Nations and partners are reaching out to citizens all over the world in order to listen to their voices, priorities and views and incorporate them in the post-2015 process which will result in a new global development agenda. This initiative has been developed by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Millennium Campaign, the Overseas Development Institute and the Web Foundation.

MY World will be available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese and Russian in December 2012 and survey results will be shared through my world website and social media and will be presented to world leaders in 2013.

More info at