A joint call for a global Post-2015 development framework which “truly leaves no one behind”

Published: 25th July 2013

Civil society organizations and networks from over 40 countries have called for a global Post-2015 development framework which “truly leaves no one behind”.

In a joint letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, 62 organizations - Oxfam, Greenpeace, and International federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies among them – responded to the report issued by a high-level UN panel that calls for ending extreme poverty and promoting sustainable development.

The high level panel recommends five shifts in the approach to global development: leaving no one behind, putting sustainable development at the fore, transforming economies for jobs and inclusive growth, building peace and effective, open and accountable institutions, and forging a new global partnership.

The joint civil society letter calls for a number of points which should be central to a post-2015 framework:

  • Recognition that human rights include economic, social and cultural rights, and explicit reference to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Recognizing that global poverty will not be eradicated without respect for planetary boundaries, including a rapid transition towards low-carbon and climate resilient economies. 
  • Addressing inequality and discrimination as a stand alone goal, while also considering any target met only if it is met for all people; and monitoring progress using disaggregated data. 
  • Reforms of global and national financial, tax, trade and property rights regimes, and increased focus on measures for sustainability and well-being.
  • Universal, clear and measurable targets on global partnerships, and special consideration of the inclusion of those most affected by inequality in every partnership.
  • Stronger and clearer guidelines for accountability for reaching global goals and national targets.
  • Reliable mechanisms for ensuring socially excluded communities participate in the design, implementation and monitoring of a post-2015 framework.

Related links

Discussion paper: How Can a Post-2015 Agreement Drive Real Change? The political economy of global commitments (Nov. 2012)