Organized Civil Society
World Goodwill was represented at one of the last side events of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF): “Involving civil society in the implementation of the post-2015 agenda” which was organized, in part, by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), a group of European NGOs.
Around 90 representatives gathered at the seminar on Tuesday, 7 July, to discuss the role of organized civil society in the future Sustainable Development Goals as well as the financing for development that will allow for the implementation of the goals.
With 3 global conferences at the highest level being organized (those on development financing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in mid-July, (Lucis - Cycle of Conferences), SDGs in New York in September, and climate change in Paris in December), civil society NGOs have to deliver a strong and unified message.
“Financing development – the position of civil society”, an opinion paper distributed to all attendees, stated that all available financial resources must be exploited, including domestic resources (through reformed fiscal schemes), private-public partnerships (based on transparency and shared responsibilities), and more innovative tools such as micro financing and crowd funding.