INTERATIONAL SOCIETY FOR POVERTY ELIMINATION ECONOMIC ALLIANCE GROUP
Achieving AAAA, SDG and COP21 Outcome Document Vision and Words with Action Agenda by 2030 in 306/193 Member States – Part 11
Commentary on 18 – 20 April 2016 FfD Forum Day 1 Outcome: A New Landscape for Stakeholder Engagement in UN System – UNO, WBG and IMF?
The inaugural ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development, FfD Forum opened in New York with Stakeholders from UN Member States; UN System – UNO, WBG and IMF and MGoS sides in attendance. They discussed current global economic challenges, including slow economic growth and massive waves of forced migration, the need for concerted action, and innovative development financing options, as well as their contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA).
A representative of a civil society organization asked how the international community could move from rhetoric to action.
NEHAP/ISPE/EAG view is that Mr OH’s response could have been direct and specific on Action Steps being taken by ECOSOC and FfD towards making paradigm shift from rhetoric to action rather than the diversionary or evasive response that ongoing review of the SG Report on Follow Up and Review would produce an Outcome Document that would answer the question.
It is clear that the ongoing review is Business as Usual and is therefore most likely to come up with revised SG Report on Follow Up and Review that is still Vision and Words without Action. Can our World afford consequences of release of such revised SG Report on Follow Up and Review?
As the FfD Forum enter Day 3 today 20 April 2016 and the FfD Forum is Back to Back with HLTD on 21 April 2016 and followed closely by UN CEB 27 – 29 April 2016, there is a need to ensure that clear and direct answer to this specific question is brought to the fore in the Global Arena through ensuring that Outcome Documents of these Three UN Events contain such answers. This Paper is our contribution to this effort.
Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), stressed that “we have started off on a bumpy ride” to realize the efforts of the 2030 Agenda, and called for “repurposed” international institutions, refocused expertise and more coherent action.
The import of this comment is that there is urgent need to Integrate Economic, Environment, Financial and Reform Dimension to all 17 SDGs. However, “repurposed international institutions” should mean going back to the Founding Vision of UN System – UNO, WBG and IMF; “refocused expertise” should mean acknowledgement that UN Member States are looking up to UN System – UNO, WBG and IMF for help to achieve all 17 SDGs and that UN System – UNO, WBG and IMF themselves need help before they could provide the type of help UN Member States need and “more coherent action” should mean more collaborative, cooperative, coherent and coordinated action. The World Anger on Panama Papers offers fresh opportunity to build National and Global collaborative, cooperative, coherent and coordinated action at levels required to achieve Global Goals by 2030 Target date in each of the 306/193 UN Member States.
During the general debates that followed, ministers and other officials addressed: the need for increased capacity-building; the importance of creating enabling environments to assist developing countries in achieving the SDGs; addressing unfair trade rules; taking measures against illicit financial flows; fulfilling unmet official development assistance (ODA) commitments; the importance of national ownership in sustainable development; ways of integrating the AAAA and the 2030 Agenda into national plans and priorities; gender equality; climate finance; aid effectiveness; mobilizing the business sector; risk mitigation; and different national experiences.
It is sad that in this 2nd quarter of 2016 Year of Implementation, fundamental issues that ought to have been settled in the 1st quarter of 2015 Year of Decision are still outstanding and this explains why these fundamental issues are still re-occurring decimals. If Policy Makers and Decision Makers on UN Member States, UN System – UNO, WBG and IMF and MGoS sides do not work systematically, technically, politically and professionally and urgently, the probability is high that these fundamental issues will remain re-occurring decimals not only by end 4th quarter of 2016 Year of Implementation but well through the 15 years to 2030 and beyond. Allowed to occur the ultimate consequences could be catastrophic for the over 2 Billion Poor in our World today on both Developed and Developing Countries sides.
The Global Goals – AAAA, SDG, COP21 and Agenda 21 What questions have been over answered and the Global Goals – AAAA, SDG, COP21 and Agenda 21 How questions have been avoided or evaded.
The answer to What questions is about Saying – Rhetoric: Talking and Thinking that is Vision and Words. This is easy. But answer to How questions is about Doing – Action: Practice and Accomplishment that is Vision and Words with Action. This is especially difficult because Hard Competences – Learning and Skills and Soft Competences – Character, Courage and Mindset at minimum certain levels are required at Individual Capacity Building level that is complemented by Institution Capacity Building that support building and utilization of these Hard and Soft Competences as well as Society Capacity Building that create the required Political & Cultural; Economic & Financial; Social & Environmental; Peace and Security; Religious & Moral Space for Institutions and Individuals to Thrive on Chaos.
Answer Global Goals How Questions Now
If National Leaders and World Leaders are genuinely interested in finding clear and correct answer to Global Goals – AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21 How questions, they need to recognize that the Big Question raised in this Paper needs to be answered urgently.
The CSO representative asked a very important question. We have in this Paper demonstrated that it is in Global Interest for Outcome of FfD Forum 18 – 20 April NY; HLTD 21 April NY and UN CEB 27 – 28 April Europe to set out clear and correct answers to this CSO representative’s question and for Policy Makers and Decision Makers on UN Member States, UN System – UNO, WBG and IMF and MGoS Member CSOs/NGOs and Non MGoS Member CSOs/NGOs sides to ensure full implementation with effective monitoring and evaluation of this implementation from Village to Global levels, of the clear and correct answer to this very important question asked by the CSO representative.
It is one thing to ask an important question. It is a totally different thing to be genuinely interested in the result oriented implementation of the correct answer to the question.
If this CSO representative genuinely recognizes that the clear and correct answer to the question would raise serious issues of serious business demanding the serious attention of Policy Makers and Decision Makers on UN Member States, UN System – UNO, WBG and IMF and MGoS Member CSOs/NGOs and Non MGoS Member CSOs/NGOs sides and is willing and ready to work with others towards finding correct answers, fully implementing these answers with effective monitoring and evaluation of this implementation, we invite this CSO representative to contact us.
We also invite other CSOs’, other Non State Actors and State Actors willing and ready to work with others towards finding correct answers to MSP, Lobbying, AAAA, SDG, COP21 and Agenda 21 aligned and harmonized with National Development Plans of each of the 306/193 UN Member States How questions, fully implementing these answers with effective monitoring and evaluation of this implementation, to contact us.
If you know CSOs’, other Non State Actors and State Actors willing and ready to work with others towards finding correct answers to MSP, Lobbying, AAAA, SDG, COP21 and Agenda 21 aligned and harmonized with National Development Plans of each of the 306/193 UN Member States How questions, fully implementing these answers with effective monitoring and evaluation of this implementation, please bring this Paper to their attention.
We are willing to offer a more detailed information / clarification on any of the points made in this Paper.
International Society for Poverty Elimination / Economic Alliance Group
5, Moses Orimolade Avenue,
Ijapo Estate, Akure, Ondo State,
Email: email@example.com 20 April 2016.