Building the Post-2015 Agenda with People living in Extreme Poverty

The International Movement ATD Fourth World cordially invites you to the panel discussion titled Knowledge from experience: Building the Post-2015 Agenda with People living in Extreme Poverty.

This event is the conclusion to a two-day seminar giving people living in poverty and international development actors in the UN arena the opportunity to exchange ideas on an equal footing. The seminar forms part of ATD Fourth World’s participatory research conducted along-side its grassroots members.

The panel will consist of three sessions chaired by four ambassadors and will include keynote speeches from development stakeholders, academics and people living in poverty. ATD Fourth World will release the results of the participatory research and, participants will then discuss recommendations on the most effective means to deliver a sustainable development framework “that leaves no one behind”.

You can join us 10AM-1PM June 27, 2013 Conference Room 1 (Conference Building).

Download the press release here.

Press release, June 14 2013, New York. For immediate release.

Post-2015 proposals by the experts: people living in extreme poverty

On 27 June 2013, people in extreme poverty will present their proposals for a new global framework to follow  the Millennium Development Goals, with comments from academics and representatives of States and the international community, at the United Nations headquarters. Introductory remarks will be made by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning (TBC).

This event is the conclusion of a three year participatory action-research program carried out in 12 countries. People living in extreme poverty evaluated the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in an international programme coordinated by the International Movement ATD Fourth World. Carried out in consultation with academics, other civil society organizations, and in some cases UN agencies, the proposals are for development strategies that effectively reach all sectors of society, and the methodology used is a model for how to include people living in poverty in the creation of development policy.

Proposals to be presented include:

  • To develop policies and programmes that recognize that extreme poverty is a cause and a consequence of human rights violations, and that are therefore based on the U.N. Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights;
  • To construct a sustainable development agenda that will address the growing disparities within countries by rejecting discrimination and ensuring the participation of the most excluded;
  • To establish educational programmes that are appropriate and accessible to all children through cooperation between students, teachers, parents, and communities;
  • To establish a post-2015 sustainable development agenda grounded in decent work and social protection for all.

Participants with an experience of extreme poverty will be available for interview, as will ATD Fourth World representatives.
Co-sponsors of the event are the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs; UN-NGLS; Participate; Social Watch; the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung; ITUC.



For more information:
Fabio Palacio