Interventions: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Participation in Meeting with ECOSOC President on behalf of AP-RCEM

30th  June 2015, The HLPF, New York
 
Ajay Jha, representing BCPH, presented the statement on behalf of the Asia Pacific Regional CSOs Engagement Mechanism. The APRCEM’s main guiding force is a call for development justice, which demands five transformative shifts; redistributive justice, economic justice, social and gender justice, environmental justice and accountability to the people. The APRCEM believes that the post 2015 agenda, perhaps for the first time, offers the UN and the HLPF an opportunity to address systemic failures and meaningfully integrate economic, social and environmental objectives of the development.
 
 

Asia Pacific Regional CSOs Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM) Statement (1)

At the Meeting of the ECOSOC President with MGs on “ Strengthening Integration, Implementation and Review- the HLPF after 2015” dated 30th June 2015 
 
Statement delivered by Ajay K Jha (CECOEDECON, India)
 
Thank You President for this opportunity. I present this statement on behalf of the APRCEM. The APRCEM’s main guiding force is a call for development justice, which demands five transformative shifts; redistributive justice, economic justice, social and gender justice, environmental justice and accountability to the people.
 
The APRCEM believes that the post 2015 agenda, perhaps for the first time, offers the UN and the HLPF an opportunity to address systemic failures and meaningfully integrate economic, social and environmental objectives of the development. The science and the society tells us that failure to do so, may not give us another chance to make up for this last opportunity! To do this HLPF must cultivate itself as an independent, transparent and inclusive institution that provides motivation and force for the implementation of the SDGs. Towards this end we recommend the following;
 
  1. The HLPF must use its hybrid structure to ensure policy coherence and overcome the differences between the developed and developing countries and attract highest political commitment. It must also create harmony among the institutional objectives of the UN, the World Bank & the IMF and the WTO. 
  2. Establish a fair, transparent and effective review and follow up mechanism based on human rights commitments, whichintegrates accountability at all levels rather than only creating different levels of reporting. 
  3. Review should include impact of non-state actions on sustainability including those of the Private sector, IFIs, Trade, Technology and investment measures and UN agencies on the sustainability. 
  4. The review should not only be a fault finding exercise but must support MOI looking at filling the gaps in institutional and legislative capacity, incentivizing follow up, and remove obstacles to safe and appropriate, gender sensitive and economically viable and equitable technologies.
  5. It must follow the principle of non- regression and ensure widest possible participation of the major groups in its diversity and must encourage this practice at regional and national mechanisms. 
 
(1) APRCEM is a unique open platform initiated, managed and owned by CSOs and engaging extensively with the SDGs and post 2015 process. It recognized 17 constituencies and 5 sub regions. It has been official partner of the UNESCAP/APFSD in organizing AP CSOs Forum for the last two years and has provided coordinated inputs and feedback to almost all the meetings of the OWG, HLPF and the UNESCAP on SDGs and Post 2015 agenda. For more information please visit http://www.asiapacificrcem.org

sustainable development

PAIRVI promotes rights based approach to development and believes that current economic models have failed to address poverty, inequality, marginalization and are based on overexploitation of natural resources. It engages with Sustainable Development Goals and other policies aimed at sustainable development. It promotes decentralized policy making and demands accountable governance. It seeks to enhance peoples understanding on sustainable development so that they can be partners in development and analyze policies, programmes and actions. It also engages with UN agencies working on sustainable development and environment including United Nations General Assembly, High Level Political Forum on SDGs, United Nations Environment, and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. PAIRVI is an active member of the Asia Pacific Regional CSOs Engagement Mechanism on Agenda 2030.