Big decisions in the Big Apple

Over the course of 2015, we’re coordinating the Road to 2015 campaign, which aims to up the pressure on governments. We want them to work harder to achieve their existing commitments to publishing their data and ensure transparency is a core element of the future development landscape via the SDGs and beyond.

This week, governments are meeting again in New York for the second drafting session of the Financing for Development (FfD) outcome document. This is the second of three drafting sessions for the commitments that will be endorsed in Addis Ababa at the 3rd FfD Conference this July.

We’ve been following the FfD process closely over the last few months. The FfD outcome document will be important for setting commitments on sustainable development, and we need to make sure that transparency is recognised as integral to achieving them.

So this week, joined by 25 other organisations and networks, we have written advocacy letters to UN Permanent Representatives in New York calling for them to ensure the outcome document includes specific, action-oriented and time-bound commitments to transparency. See our full recommendations in Sally Paxton’s blog here.

You can see the full list of who we’ve written to here.

If you’d like to hear more about how you can get involved in the Road to 2015 campaign please get in touch with me at nick.winnett@publishwhatyoufund.org 

With thanks to the following organisations that joined our call and signed on:

Africa Freedom of Information Centre

AfroLeadership

BudgIT

Council for International Development

Development Gateway

Development Initiatives

Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU

Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación

Global Integrity

Global Poverty Project

Integrity Action

Integrity Watch Afghanistan

International Budget Partnership

Namati

ONE

Open Contracting Partnership

Open Knowledge Foundation Germany

Oxfam America

Publish What You Pay

Restless Development

Slovak NGDO Platform

Transparency International

UK Aid Network

Youth Association for Development Pakistan

 

Nicholas Winnett

Nick is the Partnerships & Outreach Officer at Publish What You Fund. You can reach him at nicholas.winnett@publishwhatyoufund.org.
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