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by Nicholas Booth and Beniam Gebrezghi

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by Nicholas Booth and Beniam Gebrezghi

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Civil society A key partner for post 2015

That agenda is set out in the draft outcome document for the forthcoming General Assembly meeting, titled “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” It makes repeated references to the need for a broad global partnership to ensure effective implementation of this ambitious new agenda. Throughout the document, the civil society is repeatedly and consistently mentioned as a core part of this partnership, including an explicit target in the new goals themselves to “encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships.”

Precisely because of civil society’s role in representing the interests of the poorest, most marginalised and excluded groups, its role seems more urgent than ever before in every aspect of a new agenda which seeks to ensure that no one is left behind, whether in terms of access to health and education, a better environment and more effective action against climate change, and gender equality. And its role

Available at: http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/politics/civil-society-key-partner-post-2015-development-agenda-asia-124213 

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