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As over 1,500 development leaders gathered in Mexico City for the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), a global civil society platform warned that development must not “remain exclusive for the global elites while ordinary people are denied a life of dignity and justice.” The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), the open platform that participates in the GPEDC process, noted that principles for forging and pursuing a common development agenda had been arrived at in past summits, but implementation has been hampered by “lack of political will.”

The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) held an outreach event on April 3-4, 2014 on the role of private sector in sustainable development financing and the opportunities in creating new partnerships. In one of its sessions about innovative initiatives and best practices, IBON International representative Jennifer Del Rosario, delivered a statement.

Maria Theresa Nera-Lauron of IBON International and the Campaign for Peoples’ Goals speaks at the Tenth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

CSO representatives from countries across the Asia Pacific expressed resounding concern last March 10-11 over the shrinking civil society space in the region in the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Building Evidence in Seoul, Korea.

How should an accountable and effective development cooperation look like in the new global development agenda that is being shaped? Various actors in the international development community participating in the just concluded High-Level Symposium of the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) strived to contribute different, and sometimes conflicting, perspectives in this course-setting event.

IBON International Director Antonio Tujan Jr shares some insights and concerns in an interview after the recent 5th Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) Steering Committee (SC) Meeting.

Paul Quintos of IBON International, who also represents the Campaign for People's Goals for Sutainable Development (CPG), delivered the opening remarks on Thursday, 6 March 2014, at a United Nations High Level Event organized by the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA) in New York City. This OPGA-HLE, the first in six, is on “Contributions of women, the young and civil society to the post-2015 development agenda.”

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) advocates the human rights-based approach (HRBA) in development, and concrete HRBA policies to empower the people (as rights-holders) to hold the various development stakeholders (as duty-bearers) accountable.

Southern civil society organizations issued a statement, dated February 19, on the occasion of the Sixth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board in Bali, Indonesia. Some 28 CSOs, including IBON International, signed the statement demanding a Green Climate Fund "that serves the welfare of people and planet and not private profit."

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