POST 2015, UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP, July 8 ( NYC )

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Side Event to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF)

Hosted by Governments of Canada, Peru, Republic of Korea

Supported by UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP

Time and Venue: Date: 8 July 2014
Time: 12:45-1:15 PM: Light lunch available
1:15 – 2:30 PM: Panel Presentation and Q&A
Venue: UN Secretariat North Lawn Building, Conference Room 7, New York

Over the last two years the UN system – in partnership with governments and civil society – has been working towards the inclusion of millions of people in crafting the next development agenda.

The stakes are high and the mandate is daunting: how can we work together — from the community level all the way up to the international stage — to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the world of today and of the future: ending extreme poverty…ensuring that women enjoy the same rights as men…making sure children don’t die of preventable diseases…combating the negative effects of climate change?

People-led, transparent and inclusive processes for monitoring progress on the new development goals will be essential to achieving these goals. Why?
First, there is an intrinsic value to people being empowered and claiming their space to be heard. This is especially critical for people who often face daily shame, humiliation and discrimination because of their gender, age or place of residence or because of their economic, disability, ethnic, minority, or other status.
Second, there are often significant negative consequences when people are not included in development planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The purpose of this side event is to present interim results from the Participatory Monitoring and Accountability Consultation co-facilitated UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP. Additionally, panelists will discuss concrete examples of good practice taking place at the country level. Please join us and share this invite to your networks!

Opening Remarks:
Ms. Youngju Oh
Director General, Development Cooperation Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Republic of Korea
Mr. Vincent Rigby
Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Summits Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development; Canada
H.E. Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra
Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations

Panel: Participation in Action (Video)
Dr. Tricia Callender
Co-Manager of the Participatory Monitoring and Accountability Global Consultation; UNICEF
Ms. Julia Tripp
Constituent Coordinator and Research Assistant, Center for Social Policy; University of Massachusetts Boston
Ms. Gaia Gozzo
Governance Team Leader; CARE International UK

Moderated by: Dr. Saraswathi Menon
Director, Policy Division; UN Women

Lunch: Light lunch items and soft drinks will be available outside the conference room beginning at 12:45 PM

Additional Information: For more information about the Global Consultation on Participatory Monitoring and Accountability please visit the consultation website:

Questions: Contact Anna King:

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