Post-2015 Summit Side Event: Sustainable Development in a New Era: Building a Framework for Participation at the National and Regional Levels

When: Saturday 26 September, 9:00-11:00
Where: Church Center at the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor

How can we work together to ensure Major Groups' participation in the implementation of the new agenda in the year ahead? Participants will be invited to share their national and regional plans to engage governments as they choose indicators, prepare their national development strategies and adopt monitoring & review mechanisms compatible with their national circumstances.

Today's Stakeholder Webinar: Engaging with the media

When: 10 September, 10:00 EST/15:00 BST
Where: Online (Google Hangout), join via:

This event follows on from the media workshops earlier this year in New York, and is aimed at Post-2015 stakeholders who seek a greater understanding of how to communicate with a wider audience by engaging with the media. The webinar will again involve media trainer and former BBC journalist David Thomas, as well as input from members of CIVICUS. Topics being covered include:

Webinar: What Happens After September 2015?

When: English Webinar: Choose between 27 August 14:30-15:30 CEST or 28 August 9:00-10:00 CEST | French Webinar: 26 August 12:00-13:00 CEST | Spanish Webinar 28 August: 16:00-17:00 CEST 
Where: Online (Webex)

Join us for a webinar to discuss how civil society can work together on the Sustainable Development Goals after September 2015

This webinar is an opportunity to get an update on the conversations so far and discuss with colleagues how we can continue to work on the mobilisation, advocacy and awareness raising of the Sustainable Development Goals after September 2015.

So Now What - Civil society group assembling for post-2015 implementation, monitoring and review

2015 is a momentous year for sustainable development, poverty eradication and the protection of the planet. We need to ensure that the momentum we have contributed to build over recent years around Rio+20, climate change and the post-2015 agenda is not lost. This is why a group has come together to think about how we can develop a global initiative focused on the implementation and holding governments and other stake holders (private sector, civil society etc.) to account for the commitments in the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Post-2015 Negotiations Conclude: Member States Agree Outcome Document

On 2 August, the United Nations concluded its negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. Member States agreed a framework for 17 universal sustainable development goals, which will be adopted by Heads of State at a summit in September.

It is the aim of the goals and 169 targets to stimulate action in the following areas of critival importance for humanity and the planet: