Beyond2015/GCAP/International Forum NGO Platform in collaboration with the Liberian United to Expose Hidden Weapon (LUEHW) and cross-section of Civil Society Organizations has held a two-day National Hub Consultative Meetings on the National Deliberation on the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
The forum, which was held in Tubmanburg City, Bomi County recently, made emphasis on (a) building a strong National Civil Society Alliance Participatory, Inclusive and Responsive to voices of those directly affected by poverty and injustice and (b) creating specific, concrete policy asked by the Government of Liberia aimed at influencing its position on the post-2015 debate.
It brought together 30 participants from five counties, namely: Grand Cape Mount, Montserrado, Margibi, Bomi and Gbarpolu). The participants included: civil society and grassroot organizations, women and youth groups, disabled /aging groups, media institutions, local government officials, representatives, UN and donors agencies, national and international non-governmental organizations as well as other key stakeholders. Mr. Ernest B. David, Development Superintendent, Tubmanbrug City Bomi County served as the Chief Launcher of the program.
Beyond 2015 is a global civil society campaign, pushing for a strong and legitimate successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. The campaign comprises more than 500 organizations from over the world, ranging from small community based organizations to international NGOs, academics and trade unions.
Beyond2015 seeks to create a civil society consensus around a minimum standard of legitimacy for a post-2015 framework, both in terms of the process and the framework itself and to influence the creation of such a framework at both the national and international level, using the consensus. Whilst participating organizations have a range of views regarding the content of a post2015 framework, the campaign unites behind one vision:
That a global overarching cross-thematic framework succeeds the Millennium Development Goals, reflecting the Beyond 2015’s policy positions. That the process of developing this framework is participatory, inclusive and responsive to voices of those directly affected by poverty and injustice.