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Post 2015: Director of the Millennium Campaign Corinne Woods urges for continued involvement

March 14 2014
On Tuesday 11 March, IWGIA attended a meeting on the post-2015 development agenda with Corinne Woods, the head of the Millennium Campaign.

As the director of the Millennium Campaign, Corinne Woods talked to representatives from the Danish civil society about the way forward for the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Woods stressed the importance of civil society’s continued involvement in the process of developing a new set of goals to define the future of the global development agenda. One way of getting involved is by participating in online consultations. At various platforms such as MyWorld2015.org and sustainabledevelopment.org it is possible to give input to the process.

The SDGs will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that ends in 2015. The SDGs will determine how the development agenda will take shape in the coming years. It is a unique opportunity to participate in, and influence, policymaking.

Indigenous peoples were left behind in the development of the MDGs and were therefore mentioned in neither goals nor indicators. The current development of a new set of development goals is a window of opportunity for future inclusion. Even though the official thematic hearings process is over there is still time to make the voices of indigenous peoples heard.


How to get involved


Vote for the changes you want at My World 2015: www.myworld2015.org

It is also possible to give input for the new Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) draft report. The report presents 100 indicators for the post-2015 development agenda based on 10 priority areas and 30 associated targets.

At the website of unsdsn.org you can give input on what you think are the most important indicators for indigenous peoples. The comments must be submitted before March 28. Find :
the form for comments here.

You can also join the online debate about the report on Twitter referencing #indicators2015

Comments related to indigenous peoples’ involvement in the post-2015 process can be sent to IWGIA atip@iwgia.org

If you want to know more about the Sustainable Development Goals go to http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1300