Arab Consultative Meeting on an Accountability Framework for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
The Post-2015 Development Agenda will include four building blocks, including “a participatory monitoring framework for tracking progress and mutual accountability mechanisms for all stakeholders”. In preparation, the UN Secretary General requested Regional Commissions to hold regional consultations on the subject.
In response, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is organizing the Arab Consultative Meeting on an Accountability Framework for the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Tunisia, 15-16 September 2014).
The meeting aims to seek regional views and proposals from a wide spectrum of stakeholders in the Arab region, including ESCWA member States, civil society, the private sector and regional organizations, regarding the elements of an accountability framework for the post-2015 development agenda. In particular, the meeting will explore the potential for a regional framework for accountability, anchored at the national level and feeding into the global level.
The meeting will result in a Chair’s Summary, which will inform the ongoing intergovernmental deliberations on the post-2015 development agenda. In particular, the Chair’s Summary will be transmitted to the Secretary-General before mid-October 2014 and will constitute an important contribution to the Secretary-General’s planned Synthesis Report.