16/09/2015 – European Civil Society Organisations and Networks, including EAPN, working on both international and domestic EU policies across a wide variety of sectors addressed a letter to Vice-President of the EUropean Commission Frans Timmermans also responsible for sustainable development, ahead of the UN Summit in New York (25-27/09) where Heads of State and Government will adopt the universal, people- and planet-centered 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (‘Agenda 2030’). “As European civil society, we now expect the EU to match the ambition of this Agenda with a clear EU implementation strategy, which reflects the integrated, interlinked and comprehensive nature of the Agenda, in order to ensure well-being for all within planetary boundaries“.
Read the letter here on Beyond 2015 website
Beyond 2015 is a global civil society campaign, pushing for a strong and legitimate successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals.
The campaign, created in 2010, is built on a diverse, global base. It ranges from small community based organisations to international NGOs, academics and trade unions. A founding principle of the campaign is that it is a partnership between civil society organisations from the ‘North’ and the ‘South’ – bringing together groups from developing, emerging and developed economies. Read more about the history of Beyond 2015.
Beyond 2015 brings together more than 1,300 Civil Society Organisations from 132 countries all over the world. Of these, 56% are Southern CSOs and 44% are Northern CSOs – in 41 countries in Africa, 29 countries in Asia and the Pacific, 35 countries in Europe, 2 countries in North America and 26 countries in Latin America.