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Roshni Menon
on Thu, November 1, 2012 at 12.23 am

MANILA: Sub-Regional Parliamentarian and Civil Society Forum on MDG Acceleration and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Southeast, East, Northeast Asia and the Pacific Parliamentarian and CSO Forum

Start date: 
Tue, 2012-11-20
End date: 
Wed, 2012-11-21
Manila, the Philippines


Considering the vital roles parliamentarians play in accelerating MDGs achievement, the UN Millennium Campaign and the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) initiated "Engaging Parliamentarians in Efforts to Accelerate MDG Achievement in Asia and the Pacific" project with the support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

As part of this regional project, two-day multi-stakeholder meetings at sub-regional levels will bring together parliamentarians, civil society organizations (CSOs) and other policy makers for discourse on critical development issues for accelerating progress towards meeting the current development targets including the MDGs and ICPD agenda, and for informing the new development agenda beyond 2015. From this perspective, the forum discussions will focus on governance accountability, inequality, sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health rights, and aim to identify priority issues for advocacy. These sub-regional meetings will also promote national level review of the relevance and status of the MDGs and the ICPD among other sectorial issues, the roles of elected representatives in achieving them as well as their roles in developing a post-2015 agenda framework. A forum will be held in Manila, the Philippines on 20-21 November 2012 for the Southeast, East and Northeast Asia and the Pacific regions, and another in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 10-11 December 2012 for the South, Southwest, North and Central Asia regions.


- Concept note: Sub-regional MPCSO forums in Manila, Philippines and Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Jessica Cantos from
Tue, November 20, 2012 at 12.52 am
May i pls get copies of papers, presentations, discussion notes and resolutions from this event? Will it be posted on-line? where? What about live streaming?
Roshni Menon from
Sun, December 9, 2012 at 05.56 am
Hi Jessica, yes, we have posted the concept note above and will shortly be posting the Declaration from the meeting in Manila. In the meantime, we are in the process of getting the second portion of sub-regional forum (which will take place in Dhaka on 10-11 December) live-streamed here: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/283834. Kind regards, Roshni
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