UNITED NATIONS MILLENNIUM CAMPAIGNannual report 2012 issuu
THE UN MILLENNIUM CAMPAIGN WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL IN 2002. IT SUPPORTS AND INSPIRES PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO TAKE ACTION FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS BY 2015.
iNdeX iNTrodUCTioN i. ii. iii. iv. Foreword Background Executive summary Way forward reporT 2012 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Strengthening citizen feedback on MDG delivery Strengthened civil society reporting on MDG promises Framing the discourse for the realization of the MDGs Post-2015 Annual expenditure report aCkNowledgeMeNTs aCroNyMs Corinne Woods. Global Director, UN Millenium Campaign I am pleased to share with you the United Nations Millennium Campaign’s 2012 annual report, highlighting our main accomplishments. 2012 was a crucial year in which the focus of our work remained to sustain momentum for the of local MDG related services think will make the most difference to their lives, and so inform global leaders as they begin the process of defining the new development agenda for the world. Since November 2012, and through creative use of new technology combined with offline methods, MY World has been asking people around the world which six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives. The sixteen issues cover the existing Millennium Development Goals, plus issues of sustainability, security, governance and transparency. Finally, I would like to highlight that the year in review proved to be a real turning point of renewed energy and strengthened partnerships for the (health, education etc.), additionally data gathered further serves as an accountability and informational tool for local level politicians and election platforms. 2012 also brought about an important strategic shift for the UN Millennium Campaign as we were formally mandated by the UN Development Group Taskforce to coordinate and spearhead the MDGs, while at the same time supporting citizen and civil society participation in the post-2015 development agenda. The UN Millennium Campaign (UNMC) continued to build partnerships and innovative mechanisms to ensure that all voices and particularly those of the most excluded were heard on the global development stage. The emphasis remained relevant, as 2012 also marked the start of a critical moment of review of the MDGs / Post2015 outreach process to ensure it was as open, inclusive and consultative as possible. Based on this mandate, the Campaign established the Outreach Strategy Group to bring together multistake holders both from within and outside the UN who could effectively contribute to the deliberations of the Secretary General’s High Level Panel for Post-2015. The Campaign played a pivotal role in planning, guiding and securing civil society active participation in the consultation processes to shape the future development agenda by supporting civil society consultations in El Salvador, The Philippines, India, Nepal, Spain, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa, Mozambique, Senegal and Nigeria. To further magnify the voice of the people, the UN Millennium Campaign began working in partnership to launch MY World. The United Nations Global Survey for a Better World. MDGs and a wide consultation process which established the groundwork for a new and more inclusive development agenda that best reflects the aspirations of people across the world. We continued in our commitment to implement our two year strategic vision, focusing especially on using innovation and technology to strengthen a key program which is MDGs. Notably, UNMC strengthened its relationship with the Governments of Nigeria, Germany, Australia and Spain as well as the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development to ensure that advocacy outreach and representation of citizens remained central to the global development agenda. We remain convinced that if promises are kept and commitments are delivered on, we can reach the MDGs: driving citizen involvement in the Citizen Feedback on MDG. MDG This is an initiative we support in The Philippines, India, Kenya and Mozambique which allows people to track delivery of public services at their local level through the use of mobile phone technology, internet and face to face interaction. The system is particularly empowering for rural and local communities as a tool which they can use to track the efficiency by 2015. Therefore the UN Millennium Campaign will continue its work to ensure that citizens contribute decisively to the achievement of the MDGs and that their voice is heard www.myworld2015.org . MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners which aims to gather people's views on the issues they in the debate on the future post-2015 development agenda. We thank our donors and partners across the world for their continued support which enables us to do so. UN Photo/Iason Foounten foreword the un millenium campaign Annan in late 2002 as an inter-agency initiative of the United Nations to build and maintain political will for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs ). The Campaign was established to boost support for development assistance and to promote pro-MDGs policies in both the North and South. The Campaign also facilitated the emergence of a broad and self-sustained movement and coalition of partners in support of the MDGs. It was envisioned that the Millennium Campaign would target two main sets of constituencies: the first includes members of intergovernmental and international bodies, governmentsâ€™ representatives at the national and local levels, and parliamentarians while the second includes civil society organizations, youth and faith based groups, the private sector and the media. Due to the impact of the economic crises, since 2011, the Millennium Campaign underwent a challenging T he UN Millennium Campaign (UNMC) was established by former UN Secretary-General Kofi restructuring exercise which enabled it to continue to achieve tangible policy and advocacy based results for the achievement of the based in Kenya, with national presence in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal, Kenya and Mozambique; it also maintains a presence in El Salvador in Latin America working through the UN Country Team and civil society partners. In all these countries, activities and programmes are nationally designed and undertake initiatives that seek to inspire active citizen engagement with governments and parliaments to ensure that the commitments are kept. The strategic presence of the Millennium Campaign in the North, mainly through teams based in Europe (Madrid, Barcelona and Rome) and in New York headquarters, is geared towards galvanizing political support and social pressure to ensure sustained political and financial support for the attainment of the MDGs. Without compromising the quality of its activities, the Millennium Campaign streamlined its team and reduced its field presence to ensure ongoing support to partners and advocacy initiatives in support of the MDGs. In accordance with its structural foundation, the work of the Millennium Campaign is divided into two main types of activities, one in the North (industrialised countries), with a strong global media and civil society base, and another in the South (developing countries), working mainly with non-state actors, regional institutions and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other UN agencies to advocate for policy acceleration on the MDG MDGs. MDGs. The Campaign has an Asia Regional office based in Bangkok with national presence in The Philippines, Indonesia and India; and an Africa Regional Office United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report 3 4 Executive Summary building partnerships with international civil society organisations, international NGOs and the UN to effectively strengthen and coordinate efforts and mobilize global public support for MDG acceleration. Moreover, the Millennium Campaign at the global and european levels scaled up its media and social media networks by establishing relationships with prestigious media outlets focused on MDG advocacy and accountability such as The Guardianâ€™s â€œGlobal Developmentâ€? website, El Pais and Le Monde Diplomatique en Espanol, among others. These partnerships enabled the development of a wider platform for outreach to the public and sharing of lessons learned, success stories, data and In Asia, Africa and Latin America, the year 2012 saw the scaling up of analysis related to the MDG achievements. D uring 2012, the Millennium Campaign increased and deepened its presence inside and outside the UN, strategic partnerships with civil society coalitions, national parliaments, and regional and global parliamentary unions and associations as well as with faith-based organisations. In Africa, in particular, the year witnessed renewed partnerships with inter-governmental institutions such as the previous years. The Millennium Campaign also continued implementation of its strategy of strengthening the Citizens Feedback initiative the on MDGs, to track the effective and efficient delivery of MDG Great advances were made at the global level as well as regionally with regard to parliamentary engagement to support, to monitor, oversee and allocate resources to make a difference for the most vulnerable sectors of society. In this regard, three major parliamentarian conferences on the MDGs were supported by the UNMC in 2012- a PanAfrican Conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a South East Asian Parliamentary Conference held in Manila, the Philippines and a South Asian Parliamentarians Conference held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. All of which resulted in the adoption of declarations re-affirming parliamentary commitment to the MDGs. At the global level, collaboration with Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) continued to advocate for MDG office of Nigeria, building on the experiences of services through the use of mobile phones, internet and face to face meetings. Activities in the eight pilot sites were in four countries including the Philippines (Tabaco and Agusan del Sur), India (Sehore and Koraput), Kenya and Mozambique were consolidated with outcomes realised and lessons learnt extensively documented. MDG acceleration among members of the global parliamentary body. Civil society and media engagements were intensified to ensure that equitable â?? the and sustainable development remained the fundamental premise and grounding principle in discussing, analyzing and implementing policies. The objective is to ensure that the poorest of the poor benefit from action and implementation of national development policies and programmes. Additionally in 2012, the Campaign, at all levels, played a pivotal role in planning, guiding, and securing civil society mobilization and participation in consultation processess to shape the future development agenda including the Rio+20 Summit and the post-2015 national and thematic consultations. This ensured that the voices of the most unreachable are heard, are included and considered in the process. The Campaign supported civil society consultations, in El Salvador, Philippines, India, Nepal, Spain, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa, Mozambique, Senegal and Nigeria and also supported civil society participation in continental and regional forums in the lead up to the Rio+20 Summit and post2015 process. In addition to these key engagements, the Millennium Campaign played an active role in implementing the global conversation component of the UNDG Post2015 project. Activities that the campaign led on included the creation and operationalization of a multi-stakeholder outreach Strategy group and the initiation of the global UN survey, MY World; aimed at enabling citizens worldwide to have an opportunity to identify their priorities for the world they want in 2015, through web, mobile communication and offline, (www.myworld.org). The MY World initiative includes an offline component targeting marginalized groups but also to generate data that is representative of national populations through standard nationally designed random sampling techniques. MillenniuM caMpaiGn led the launch of MY WORLd, the Global un survey which enables people all over the world to vote for their priorities and the world they want in 2015 united nations MillenniuM caMpaiGn 2012 annual report 5 6 way forward â?? The period 2013-15 represents the last phase of the UN Millennium Campaign and, as such, the Campaign is in the process of developing a strategy which is geared towards achieving the following two outcomes: outcome will be pursued through outreach and coalition building activities aimed at enhancing citizens and multi-stake holder engagement and ownership of the Post2015/SDGâ€™s process. The Millennium Campaign will roll-out this strategy in partnership with a wide range of partners within and beyond the UN system in early 2013. ii Citizens and critical stake-holders contribute to the definition of the post2015/SDGâ€™s agenda. This i Political momentum on the MdGs is maintained through 2015. This outcome will be achieved through advocacy and communication initiatives on MdG progress and MdG policy and accountability initiatives; we Must keep the political MoMentuM on the MdGs and ensure citizens can contribute to the definition of the post-2017 aGenda UN Photo/Iason Foounten United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report 7 8 REPORT 2012 Strengthening citizen feedback on MDG delivery The report outlines the three main strategic objectives and outputs of the Campaign for 2012 1 S trengthening citizen feedback on MDG delivery • Number of countries where citizens are actively engaged in local level monitoring of real-time MDG achievement quality, to concerns regarding MDG delivery •I mproved government responsiveness; in terms of time and 1 Strengthening citizen feedback on MDG delivery During 2012, the new technologies for real time feedback on MDG delivery in Asia and Africa started to materialize thus creating a unique opportunity for citizens to reinforce the quality of the services provided at the local level. The activities and related results achieved under this output are reported under three major sub-outputs: • Partnerships and CSO engagement • Media engagement • New technologies for real-time feedback • Research and monitoring and evaluation 2 Strengthened civil society reporting on MDG promises • Number of organized global, regional and national campaigns/ coalitions monitoring and reporting on MDG promises arising from the MDG Summit outcome documents & commitments • Number and quality of MDG parliamentary committees coalitions and local government authorities in partnership with citizens 3 F raming the Discourse for the realization of the MDGs • Quality and number of political statements and global/ regional conference negotiated documents reflective of UN research and analysis of the MDGs 1.1 New Technologies for Citizen Feedback Citizen Feedback is an initiative that seeks to utilize face to face, web and mobile phone technology to facilitate citizen engagement in the public policy process and to provide real-time feedback to service providers and governments in order to improve service delivery and the use of public funds. Once citizen feedback is registered, the local administration processes the complaints and responds with appropriate actions to resolve the issues. Citizens can then track the status of their complaint The specific activities and results achieved are reported as a contribution under the three outputs while Post-2015 activities are reported in a single sub-section, given the specificity of the process. Finally, the Annexes contain the list of tools and mechanisms developed in 2012 with the aim of making available supporting evidence of the results achieved and of further sharing the Campaign’s knowledge products with other development partners. 9 Villagers during a Samadhan mobilization campaign. through a case specific ID number. After the government has taken action, a message is sent to the citizen requesting her/him to verify that the action has indeed taken place. The Citizen Feedback Platform was implemented in three countries for a total of 8 pilot sites, where the initiative has started to produce specific results, based on experience - sound practices. Huduma, a Kiswahili word for services, is the Kenya version of the Citizen Feedback Platform. The Millennium Campaign worked with the developers and innovators of the platform, Social Development Network (SODNET) and the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) who led on the research and monitoring and evaluation aspects of Huduma in the design and implementation of the initiative. Huduma, previously built on the Ushahidi platform, was re-designed in 2012 to permit multiple levels of feedbackloops. SODNET established infonet (www.infonet.org.ke) as the software building arm, devoted to technical improvements of the platform. Infonet, among others, developed an application for Huduma on smartphones as well as the ISSD version for ordinary phones. SODNET has continued to develop the infonet platform to address multiple challenges including language (e.g. Portuguese) and ASCII characters (e.g. Amharic in Ethiopia). Between September 2011 and March 2012, the Millennium Campaign supported AIHD to conduct an extensive baseline data collection and analysis exercise in four pilot/intervention sites and their corresponding control sites (Langata/ Embakasi, Murangâ€™a/Nyeri, Kakamega/ Bungoma, and Kisumu/Siaya intervention/ control sites respectively). The baseline data collection employed the use of a household survey which covered a total of 7,340 households, perception of access to and quality of service delivery in relation to water, education, health, infrastructure and justice. The household survey also looked at issues of governance â€“ the need for this theme became clear as it underpinned the success of the others. The survey reports will be launched early 2013, immediately following the national elections in order to put the focus on public services frontally on the agenda of the new national and county governments. In addition to the household survey, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews were also employed. In July 2012, the Millennium Campaign supported a research workshop which brought together the original research team which consisted of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), the monitoring and evaluation department of the Ministry of Planning, the MDG division of the Ministry of Planning, UNDP Kenya, World Bank Kenya, KIPPRA, and the Economics Department of the University of Nairobi. The follow-up workshop provided AIHD with an opportunity to present the data and analysis to the group and receive its feedback on how to compile the final reports and present the data. As a follow up to the aforementioned workshop, the Millennium Campaign forged links around the research function with the Judiciary in Kenya to use the research on access to justice as complimentary to the on-going reform of the Judiciary in Kenya. As a result, Huduma has now been adopted as the SMS function for the Judiciaryâ€™s own monitoring platform, The Service Desk, which compiles and addresses complaints and comments from the public on the delivery of services across the entire judicial system in Kenya. The Campaign also supported SODNET to develop links with the Ministry of Public Services, and more specifically, the Department of Performance Contracting which monitors the performance of ministries and their UNMC/2012 and gathered information on citizen 10 Strengthening citizen feedback on MDG delivery UNMillennium Campaign 2012 REPORT 2012 Program manager meeting with the villagers. Citizen Feedback initiative (Samadhan), Koraput, Orissa. delivery of public services. The DPC adopted Huduma as the main method of collecting public views on the performance of ministries and the delivery of services as per departmental service charters. The Commission for Administrative Justice (the Ombudsman’s office) also formerly adopted Huduma for its complaints function. Training for the relevant staff began later in the year in preparation for a joint roll-out after the presidential, parliamentary and county government elections to be held in March 2013. During the year in review, the Millennium Campaign also developed a strong partnership with the Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) whose secretariat is based in Kenya but has reach and sub-organisations across the African continent. OAIC has been and will continue to be active in promoting Huduma through their networks, particularly in the Nairobi pilot site of Lang’ata as part of the programme to promote “Just Communities”. Additionally, the Millennium Campaign supported and began training local government officials and service providers in the pilot areas to support citizens to make use of the platform to provide feedback on delivery of services in their respective areas. The Campaign, in collaboration with SODNET and AIHD, trained over 150 government officials and service providers in Murang’a and Kisumu. The Huduma platform may be accessed at http://www.huduma.info/ or at www.infonet.or.ke. The Citizen Monitoring initiative in Ethiopia also shows signs of great potential with the possibility of partnerships with the government of Ethiopia, the UN Country team, the UNECA and important civil society groups such as the Poverty Action Network in Ethiopia (PANE). PANE and its national network of grassroots civil society groups are vital partners in scaling up grassroots efforts at holding devolved governments accountable, and also in diversifying the uses of the service away from mostly reporting on law-breaking into direct citizen involvement in deliberating on service provision and resource allocation. The citizen monitoring pilot in Ethiopia is set around the HD2010 platform for an enhancement of civic engagement in and in general development work. An adopted version of Huduma, called Olavula meaning “voice” in a local Mozambiquan language, was also piloted in Mozambique in collaboration with the Mozambiquan civil society support and capacity building organization, MASC. The pilot was rolled out in the education sector, working closely with students and pupils to monitor the quality of education service delivery. 7 Civil Society networks, including IBIS, CESC, MEPT, FORCOM, CAICC-CIUEM were involved with the initiative and served as the project’s steering committee. The team represented a cross-section of both national and International organizations as well as traditional partners of the educational sector. The government of Mozambique, vis-à-vis the Ministry of Education sector, expressed a great deal of interest in the initiative and granted permission for the roll-out of the pilot in 2 Provinces: Gaza, Manjacaze District at Manjacaze Secondary School and Maputo Province, Manhica District, at pressing for the attainment of the MDGs Manhica Secondary School. In 2013, a detailed baseline study will be conducted by CESC aiming to understand the challenges facing the educational sector which are contributing to the current status of educational achievement in these particular project sites. The expected outcome will be in the form of a mapping of relevant institutions and services linked with education provided by Government and CSO’s. The findings will help the education sector and other related stakeholders working with the platform to improve the Mozambican approach of “Huduma-Olavula” to address identified gaps. A pre-feasibility study for the rollout of an adaptation of Huduma was successfully conducted in Nigeria and the report presented to, and approved by, a Steering Committee including the Federal Government and the largest CSO coalition. In 2013, a more detailed feasibility study will be conducted which will look more closely at the technological institutional challenges, working closely with the office of the Ombudsman. The Citizen Feedback Platform in India; named “Samadhan,” which means “resolution” in Hindi, was implemented in 2 pilot locations – the predominantly tribal Koraput District in Orissa state and the quasi-urban Sehore district in Madhya Pradesh. In Madhya Pradesh, a partnership was formed between the Collector of Sehore District, the Government of Madhya Pradesh, a civil society organization called Samarthan and local media and civil society networks. In Orissa, implementation was led by the Collector of Koraput District, the Government of Orissa, civil society partners citizen feedback facilitates citizen enGaGeMent to iMprove service delivery and the use of public funds VSO India Trust and South Orissa Voluntary Action (SOVA), along with local media and civil society networks. To date, Samadhan is emerging as a platform for a “single-stop window” for grievance redressal for district administrations in both pilot locations. In Sehore as well as Koraput, the government is using the data from Samadhan for its internal planning and monitoring on a regular basis. Greater integration with the government has led to a high resolution rate and an increase in the volume of complaints. Community mobilization and empowerment is leading to increased awareness among citizens of their basic entitlements and increasing government accountability in public service delivery. Recently, using participatory feedback methods with the NGO partners as well as the district administration, the first generation software platform was embellished with various interactive and analytical features to enable richer use. Regular training and orientation workshops are organized for government officials who are accessing the Samadhan platform to inform their own review mechanism. ❝ The biggest push came when the District Governments upheld the significance of this platform by using it as a scoreboard for performance review of each department. Samadhan platforms can be accessed at: Koraput http://koraput.samadhan.org.in/; and Sehore http://sehore.samadhan.org.in/ In the Philippines, the Citizens Feedback Platform, locally called Tingog 2015, was implemented in Tabaco City, Albay and the Province of Agusan Del Sur. The Tingog campaign managed to bring together all of the country’s three telecommunications companies to collaborate and provide one common short code (2015) to use for the SMS at a reduced tariff of P1.00 per SMS, as opposed to the regular rate of P2.50. This is the first of its kind in the telecommunications industry and was made possible by forging a strong partnership with the National Telecommunications Commission that oversees the telecommunications industry. In addition, all three telecommunications companies agreed to waive outbound SMS fees for the duration of the pilot. Tingog is also supported by a comprehensive media and communications plan; the lead CSO, PRRM (Philippines Rural Reconstruction Movement); and local partners. Its two primary goals are to inform citizens that they can be stakeholders in development and to promote Tingog as a technology tool that will enable them to help local governments to better deliver basic social services. A series of community orientation actions in the ten pilot barangays in Tabaco City were held prior to the social contract signing in November. This was designed as a capacity-building session led by PRRM, allowing community members to understand the LGU’s program for maternal and child health (MdGs 4 and 5), and the community’s corresponding rights and responsibilities in service delivery. In addition to the orientation sessions, ten community leaders were selected per barangay to comprise a core group that will take the lead mainly in mobilizing communities to use Tingog. These core group leaders also underwent a series of planning sessions allowing them to develop community mobilization plans. For the Inception Phase of Agusan Del Sur, a local CSO (People Power Volunteers for Reform) also conducted secondary data gathering, key informant interviews (KII) and community mobilization in order to understand the issues that need to be monitored. In addition, an LGU Toolkit for establishing an M&E system in Tingog pilots has been developed. The Tingog platforms may be accessed at http://www.tingog.ph/. united nations MillenniuM caMpaiGn 2012 annual report 11 UN Photo/John Isaac 2 Strengthened civil society reporting on MDG promises Strengthening Parliamentarians’ and Regional Councils’ capacities to contribute towards the achievement of the GTP and the MDGs 2012 witnessed significant success achieved by UNMC in terms of parliamentarian engagement in Africa. The continued support provided by the Campaign at the beginning of the year to revitalize the commitment of members of the Steering Committee of the African Network of Parliament, led to the formal inauguration of the African Network of Parliamentarians for the MDGs, the adoption and launching of its Constitution and the organization of a pan-African Parliamentarians Conference on the agenda. The African Network of are achieved through the critical work of parliamentarians. The Steering Committee of the Network was convened in Nairobi on the 27th and 28th of February 2012 to resume its work and expand the Network. The meeting deliberated amongst other issues the structure of the Network, engagement with national and sub-regional parliaments across Africa, networking with international parliamentary bodies and the drafting of a Constitution for the Network. Equally important in strategic terms is the confirmation of UNMC as the Secretariat of the Network. As a follow up, on March 30th and 31st 2012, the Steering Committee participated in the 126th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Kampala, where Members of the Network reached out to the fellow parliamentarians creating awareness of the existence of the Network as well as mobilizing them to participate in the “All Africa Conference of parliamentarians on MDGs” planned to take place in May 2012. The Chairperson of the Network was elected as a member of the IPU Advisory Committee on UN Affairs. In order to expand the Network´s membership and to gain support from parliamentarian groups across Africa, the Network members visited Uganda, Ghana, and Rwanda to advocate for the creation of MDGs Committees or Caucuses in parliamentary support of the MDGs. their respective parliaments to oversee Particular to the Advocacy Mission of the Network to Ethiopia, the proposal of MDGs and the Post-2015 Development Parliamentarians for the MDGs was reestablished with the support of the UN Millennium Campaign in 2011. The primary objective of the Network was to develop and jointly pursue a common strategy to promote the MDGs in parliaments throughout Africa and ensure that they United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report 13 14 report 2012 Strengthened civil Society reporting on Mdg proMiSeS â?? 2012 saw the creation, organising a Pan African Parliamentary Conference on the MdGs and Post2015 was endorsed by the Ethiopian Parliament and as a result, more than two hundred delegates including over 150 parliamentarians in addition to civil society organisations from across the continent, UN personnel and African Union representatives as well as Asian parliamentarians gathered in Addis Ababa on May, 2012. Members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines and civil society groups from Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean were also in attendance. The MPs had an opportunity to share best practices and lessons learned around the achievement and acceleration of the MdG s in their home countries, particularly those countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya which had established parliamentary committees and caucuses specifically for orientation retreat for MeMbers of the coMMittee on the MillenniuM developMent Goals, house of representatives in niGeria After the 2011 General elections in Nigeria, in which over 50% of parliamentarians did not retain their seats in the National Assembly, there was a visible capacity loss of institutional knowledge. For the House of only two members made it back to the Committee out of 36 members. Representatives Committee on the MdGs, House of Representatives, the Millennium Campaign and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organized a two-day retreat for members of the newly constituted House Committee on the In view of the above, the House of Representatives Committee on the MdGs, Historically, the Nigerian National Assembly provided leadership for the African continent on parliamentary engagement with the MdGs. However, as there was a lack of coordination, understanding of roles and responsibilities, coherence and partnership between the MdGs committees and other sectoral committees, the UN Millennium Campaign in partnership with the Joint Committee on the MdGs of the National Assembly MdGs related Committees of the National Assembly on 4th June, 2012 to synchronize their mandates and work together towards the acceleration of the MdGs using parliamentary mechanisms. held a one day retreat for members of the MdG MdGs. The main objective of the retreat was to expose members of the Committee to the principles and national frameworks on the MdGs as well as the mandate of the Committee for the achievement of the MdGs. achievement. Importantly, the MPs also received an early introduction to the ongoing process of developing a Post-2015 agenda to succeed the MdG s. The conference ended with the endorsement of the African Parliamentary Declaration on the Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda. roundtables on the nature and causes of inequitable developMent in MozaMbique Following the success of the fi rst General Assembly of the African Network of Parliamentarians for the joint retreat of the national asseMbly related coMMittees on the MdGs in niGeria UNMC/2012 with un MillenniuM caMpaiGn support, of the african network of parliaMentarians for the MdGs MdG s in Addis Ababa, members from Mozambique work of UN agencies present in Spain. In May 2012, a joint meeting of UN agencies and the development committee of the Spanish parliament took place to underline MdG achievements and strengthen institutional commitment. Meeting with District Level Ofﬁcial – Minar Pimple, Regional Director, Asia and Paciﬁc, UNMC, meeting with the District Magistrate and other ofﬁcials at Koraput, Orissa. parliaMentarians froM asia-pacific deliberate on instruMents of proGress and equity for the post-2015 aGenda In Asia, the Campaign worked to advocate for MdG s acceleration and initiated engagement of parliamentarians from countries across the Asia-Pacific region requested the Campaign to urgently carry out training for Members of Parliament in Mozambique on and the Post-2015 agenda. The training took place in November 2012 and brought together over 40 Members of Parliament from across party divides who engaged for 3 days on the progress of the MdGs agenda in Mozambique and also on the priorities for the country Post-2015 with a focus on causes and nature of inequitable development. As a follow up to the training, Members of Parliament in Mozambique committed to the setting up a MdG hampering MdG achievement. caucus in Parliament to address issues The conference was organized by a Joint UN Agency team composed of ILO, UN WOMEN, UNDP, and UNFPA in collaboration with partners of Governmental institutions. One key government partner involved with this activity was the Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD), a government sector responsible for the compilation of Government Economic and Social Plans as well as for the finalization organization representatives were also monitoring with MPs. The meeting served as a key MdG s of the MdG country report. Civil society invited to share their experience of MdG's in Post-2015 discussions. At the regional and sub-regional level, the Campaign engaged with AWEPA (European Parliamentarians for Africa), AFPPD (Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development), and SADC (Southern African Development Community) parliament and at the global level, the Campaign worked closely with the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) to rally support for parliamentary focus on opportunity for MPs to better understand their role in both debates around MdGs acceleration and the Post-2015 process. Issues pertaining to the achievement of MdGs 4 and 5 were considered crucial points for advocacy and monitoring in the peace and stability, corruption and transparency, and socio- cultural values were identified as critical areas that needed to be considered in the formulation of the Post-2015 agenda. debate of MdG acceleration. Additionally; MdGs during their Annual Meetings in Kampala, Uganda and Quebec City, Canada. UNMC and AFPPD; with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and in collaboration with a number of UN agencies, civil society and parliamentary networks etc.; organized two sub-regional Parliamentarian and CSO forums on hearinG at the spanish parliaMent on MdGs success stories The Campaign supported greater collaboration with UN agencies in Spain within the MdG agenda, establishing the Goals as the basis for the joint advocacy MdG acceleration and the Post-2015 development agenda. A Forum for Southeast, East and Northeast Asia and the Pacific was held in Manila, Philippines on 20-21 November 2012. Over 100 representatives from parliaments, civil society and development partners from 13 united nations MillenniuM caMpaiGn 2012 annual report 15 16 report 2012 Strengthened civil Society reporting on Mdg proMiSeS / fraMing the diScourSe for the realization of the MdgS Asian countries gathered together to draw critical lessons learned from the MdGs to help pave the way for lasting social, economic and environmental sustainability beyond 2015. Another forum for south, southwest, north and central Asia was held on 10-11 December 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and was inaugurated by the Prime Minster. Over sixty Parliamentarians from countries such as Bhutan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, India and Bangladesh assembled along with Civil Society Organizations to review progress on MdGs and discuss a framework for a better future, highlighting themes such as inequality and governance. The outcomes of these two sub-regional forums were the Manila Declaration and Dhaka Declaration by Parliamentarians and Civil Society on the MdG Acceleration and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which highlighted the renewed commitment of both sector towards the achievement of framework after 2015. In continuation of the UNMC’s efforts to engage parliamentarians partly to correct the previous lack of parliamentary participation in the formulation of the MdGs, a high-level the MdGs and definition of the new world on MdG acceleration and the Post-2015 development agenda will be organized in March 2013, during the meetings of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons for post-2015. Outcomes of these meetings were provided as inputs to the High Level Panel meetings for Post2015 consultations. The Campaign also worked with the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and AFPPD in Asia to support parliaments in their three main functions; representation, legislation and oversight with a view of maintaining effective engagement on MdG agenda by parliamentarians as well as to create awareness of the Post-2015 process among parliamentarians. The Campaign also participated actively in parliamentary sessions with the Presidency of the General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York. to encourage continued support of the MdGs and ensuring continued progress for MdGs’ achievement. Specifically, the parliamentary support strategy encouraged and strengthened commitment of Parliamentarians to achieve the MdGs at the national level, strengthened the role of parliamentarians in ensuring that national development plans and policies are MdG focused and supported effective parliamentary engagement in monitoring the implementation of national development plans and policies at the regional and global levels. During the IPU Assembly in Quebec in October, the UNMC and the Network of African Parliamentarians jointly organized an event supportive of MdGs through networking regional parliamentarian and CSO Forum ❝ parliaMentarians froM all over asia asseMbled to review proGress on the MdGs...focusinG on inequality and Governance 3 fraMinG the discourse for the realization of the MdGs Great progress was made in 2012 in facilitating partnerships with media, CSOs and NGOs at the international, regional and country levels to create awareness among citizens about their rights and obligations informed and more active societies. The Campaign has undergone a series of strategic communications campaigns both online and offline at all levels in 2012. Innovative advocacy and research campaigns were rolled out to ensure MdG data is available and considered by policymakers and duty bearers and to outreach the general public as well as create awareness on the status of the MdGs. within the MdGs frame in order to create the strategy, an interagency task team on advocacy was set up to (a) Develop and articulate advocacy priorities, (b) Develop an implementation work plan (c) Develop mechanisms for integration into existing communication and advocacy activities. A detailed work plan was developed, reviewed by the Task Team and reflected in the MdG Task Force 2012 work plan. The Task Team developed and articulated advocacy priorities which were Force and the UNDG Advisory Group. It should be noted that these priorities have taken into account the Southern African Development Community’s Post-2015 discourse. As part of this task, the Campaign undertook the tracking of UN leadership’s voice on the MdGs reviewed and approved by the MdG Task and identified very low levels of MdG advocacy within UNDP as the lead agency for MdGs, the OSG and at the MdG Task Force; the results of this analysis are being considered and a plan to address them considered. 3.1 partnerships and civil society enGaGeMent inteGrated un MdG advocacy strateGy The Campaign led the development of through a process of consultations (Appendix 1) with the following outputs: strengthening the UN’s Leadership Voice on the MdGs, building strong advocacy partnerships with civil society for MdG an integrated MdG advocacy strategy advocacy partnerships around equity Initial consultations with UNICEF, UNWOMEN and OHCHR indicated interest in common advocacy and campaigning on equity and the MdGs. It was envisaged that this effort would be designed and managed jointly with the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F) and would build upon the process arising from the 2010 Equity report. Additionally, a series of bilateral consultations with civil society, in the context of Bill and Melinda Gates funded report by Brendan Cox, indicate potential advocacy and strengthening national Level MdG advocacy. In order to operationalize united nations MillenniuM caMpaiGn 2012 annual report 17 18 REPORT 2012 Framing the Discourse for the Realization of the MDGs for engagement. As MDG-F had previously held consultations with the UN and civil society partners around equity advocacy, the Campaign decided to build on the recommendations rather than set up a parallel process. Consequently, with the support of SIDA in Kenya; the Campaign, entered into a partnership with Kenya’s Constitutional (CRA) to provide support for CRA to develop a revenue allocation formula for parliament’s approval to guide the allocation of at least 15% of national revenue to support the development of county governments using inequalities as a key basis. This engagement took the form of 3-day technical retreat in which the Millennium Campaign brought high level technical expertise from India, Brazil, Ethiopia, the United States and from domestic sources to the table. The outcome was the development of a successful formula which was approved by Parliament. Following this, the Campaign facilitated missions by CRA leadership to India and Ghana amongst other countries. Similarly, the Campaign in Nigeria facilitated a mission of the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the MDGs (OSSAP -MDGs) to Brazil for the purpose of understudying the Brazilian social protection system which aims to eradicate poverty, hunger and reduce inequality. Based on this mission, OSSAP-MDGs redesigned their conditional grants transfer scheme which is also being significantly scaled up. Going forward, the Campaign will build on its partnership with UN Women, UNICEF, and UNDP and to ensure that the Inequalities Thematic Consultations are grounded in national and regional consultations. A pan-African Conference on inequality is being planned. the partners, including the Millennium Campaign, decided to set up a coalition to promote volunteerism in development. A concept note was developed in support of this effect and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by all the partners in order to cooperate and work together towards common objectives. Building on its work on volunteerism, the Campaign initiated discussions with the United Nations Country Team in Mozambique to work around the employment of the HD2010 platform as an entry point for the broad citizen participation work. In January 2012, a workshop was held with the participation of over 100 youth leaders and advocacy materials were disseminated under the theme “Youth developing the districts.” The expected results from the distribution of this material was to improve the knowledge of jobseekers on issues around the MDGs since youth job seekers who hold a degree are likely to work in social areas at the district level where poverty and inequalities are high. PARTNERSHIP WITH UN VOLUNTEERS TO PROMOTE VOLUNTEERISM FOR THE MDGs Since 2011, the Campaign has been collaborating with the United Nations Volunteer program to work with strategic partners in civil society, private sector and government to advocate and campaign for policy environments and programs that through volunteerism. The first action of this collaboration is the organization of a National Conference on Volunteering and National Developments in Nigeria, where will promote the attainment of the MDGs MDGs were prominently featured. The event included presentations from the Campaign on utilizing volunteerism for the acceleration of the achievement of the MDGs. The conference was extremely successful and received high level support from the Resident Coordinator of the UN and OSSAP-MDGs. After the success of the above conference, UNMC also co-facilitated the organization of community outreach and sensitization in the Bwari Area Council of Abuja Federal Capital Territory with UNV and its partners which included civil society organizations and government agencies involved in volunteerism such as the Nigerian National Volunteer Service (NNVS), Ministry of Youths, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the OSSAP-MDGs. In view of the successful partnerships recorded in the above programs, all We have worked with UN Volunteers to campaign for achievement of the MDGs ❝ UN Photo/Sebastian Rich United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report 19 20 report 2012 fraMing the diScourSe for the realization of the MdgS 3.2 Media enGaGeMent In Europe, the Campaign conducted a review of the primary development focused media outlets with a focus on MdG advocacy and accountability. Based on this a cross-Platform Content Partnership was developed, including: The Guardian Global Development website: a broader editorial partnership was established between the UNDG and the Guardian around three primary areas: • Key thematic focus areas for the UN system / UNDG over the next threefive years • Milestone dates and events for UNDG/ MdG coverage • Key data moments from UNDG agencies. El Pais: Building on the above-mentioned Guardian partnership, UNMC Spain started dialogue with the Guardian’s development news partners in Spain, El Pais. These discussions centered on showcasing Spanish language MdG success stories in a creative way, resulting in the publication of the “Y tu sin enterarte” campaign. The Thomson Reuters Foundation: It was agreed that UNMC in consultation with UNDG would co-ordinate to provide Thomson Reuters with an outline of the key thematic areas to be discussed in the Post-2015 process and maintain on-going dialogue to facilitate broader development coverage. ProPublica: a commitment has been made to conduct an investigative story around the issue of illicit capital flows and the negative development impact of such outflows on achieving the MdGs, spanning several months. The themes for the story are being developed in consultation with BDB, UNECA and policy experts on the subject within UNDG. Le Monde Diplomatique en español: The UN Millennium Campaign in Spain partnered with Le Monde Diplomatique en Español and FAO for MdG outreach and communication projects. The Finance and Business Daily – Kenya: Over the span of several days, the Daily newspaper published three articles written by the Campaign, including pieces on illicit financial flows and its impact on poverty eradication; “inequality and revenue allocation” and “capital account deregulation, currency instability and inequality in Kenya”. The UN Millennium Campaign organized a National Workshop on the Media and Countdown to the MdGs on May 3-4, 2012, in Nigeria to expose the media to their roles in accelerating the attainment of the MdGs. The objective, amongst others, was to provide platforms which would foster interactions within the media community and build capacity of media practitioners to understand and play stronger roles in advocating for the MdGs and non-state actors in programs relating to advocacy, monitoring and reporting on the MdGs. A major outcome of the National whilst supporting the efforts of government MdGs was the formation of a network for media on the MdGs in to the has an email list serve and an active Workshop on Media and Countdown Nigeria. The Media Advocacy Network Facebook page through which it shares The “And you didn't even know about it” award-winning campaign to raise awareness on MDG achievements ❝ in june 2012 information, reports and activities. The UNMC is currently in the process of developing a work-plan for the Network. In December 2011, in celebration of the Anti-Corruption Day, UNMC partnered with Transparency and Accountability Network (TAN) and the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) in the Philippines for a media event focused on a thorough analysis and discussion of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill which has been pending in Congress for years. To sustain momentum from the media event, UNMC continued its policy advocacy work with TAN in 2012. TAN co-led strategic planning sessions with transparency and accountability advocates, leading to a strengthened advocacy of the FOI Bill within Congress. Social media campaigning was also strengthened through the production of FOI advocacy videos. Another media moment (a televised forum or an in-depth news feature) is being planned for February 2013, before Congress closes. we ran an award winninG caMpaiGn “and YOU didn’t eVen knOW abOUt it” showinG citizens the Major proGress on MdGs achieved toGether key partnerships for the conceptualization and implementation of this campaign. One, with the advertising agency Wysiwyg- Publicis, responsible for the creative concept; and another one with the media buying company Mediacom, which provided pro bono space for the campaign. UNMC also secured support from all UN agencies in Spain, the Spanish branch of the Global Compact and large corporations such as Telefónica, BBVA, Mapfre; and the Spanish Development NGO Platform CONGDE. identification of MdGs success stories this campaign. Joint work with UN Agencies in the Key opinion leaders and celebrities with strong presence in social media such as the journalists Ana Pastor and Juan Ramón Lucas, the pop icon David Bisbal or the NBA star Jose Manuel Calderón-, donated their profiles, helping to secure successful outreach. Between the 6th of June and the 9th of July 2012, “ytusinenterarte.org” (campaign website) received more than 57,000 visits. 10,400 people donated their Facebook and Twitter profiles, sending 150,000 messages on MdG success stories and major achievements, which generated more than 28 million impacts. The awareness-raising campaign was broadly covered by the media. It generated over 70 media impacts, reaching an aggregated audience of 33 million people. According to the media tracking company Kantar Media, the estimated monetary value of these media impacts was 1.2 million Euros. The UN Millennium Campaign partnered with the Spanish Public Radio Station (RNE) to air a series of news reports on MdG success on the leading morning show, “En días como hoy”. A MDG-F water project in the Philippines was features as success stories on one of these reports. Informe Semanal, the most reputed news report program in Spain, broadcast a special report on the progress made in the fight against extreme poverty and the Rio+20 Summit. From the 6th of June to the 9th of July, and thanks to the support of the media buying agency Mediacom, “Y tú sin enterarte” secured probono advertising space with a value of 1.4 million Euros. online caMpaiGn to explain the iMpact of the MdGs in the Global fiGht aGainst poverty From June 6th to July 9th 2012, the UN Millennium Campaign run an innovative online campaign in Spain called “y tú sin enterarte” (“And you didn’t even know about it”), which aimed to communicate MdG achievements and success development aid. stories and to stress the importance of This online campaign focused on the use of social media, putting citizens at the heart of the campaign. The UN Millennium Campaign established two was a key factor in generating content for united nations MillenniuM caMpaiGn 2012 annual report 21 22 REPORT 2012 Framing the Discourse for the Realization of the MDGs Major exhibition on MDG progress in partnership with FAO, Le Monde Diplomatique and IVAM, Valencia (Spain) The UNMC partnered with FAO, “Le Monde Diplomatique en Español” and the IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, to produce “UTOPÍAS POSIBLES: Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio”, a major exhibition looking back on a decade of MDGs, progress and challenges. The IVAM is a well-established public contemporary art centre in Valencia (Spain). The temporary exhibition, which opened in the last week of May 2012 and ran until September 17 2012, was hosted in the Sala de la th Joint UN Millennium Campaign and MDG-F awareness raising/media event within the framework of the “Spanish Cooperation Week”, 5-11 September 2012 The Millennium Campaign, in collaboration with MDG-F, participated in the opening event of the 2012 AECID (Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation) Cooperation Week with one of its most successful awareness raising activities, “Photos for the The Millennium Campaign Africa Website The Campaign’s Africa team launched its website linked to the global website, the World we Want website and the MY World website, among others. The site has capability for blogging and functionality with the major social media tools. MDGs.” In support of this event, the UN 3.3. Partnership with civil society In Nigeria, the Campaign has been supporting the work of civil society since 2005. The mainstream civil society campaign organization, the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP),1 witnessed a downturn for more than one year due to structural and financial reasons. UNMC, in its commitment to strengthen civil society capacity to play effective advocacy and oversight roles in MDGs acceleration in Nigeria, worked with civil society partners to resuscitate GCAP and support it to play more active roles in the emerging acceleration efforts of government and national discussions on Post-2015 development framework. The Campaign’s efforts to revamp GCAP Nigeria as a key civil society player of a plan towards a CSO Consultative for MDG contributed to the development Meeting on MDGs Acceleration Campaign in Nigeria and Post-2015 advocacy and to the revitalized engagement of GCAP in five key areas: • Post-2015 Development Framework • Engagement with OSSAP and other Government agencies • Equity • Population Dynamics and Human • Independent reporting on the MDGs Millennium Campaign’s Spanish website, www.sinexcusas2015.org and AECID’s site featured a picture gallery with more than 200 citizens showing their support for the Muralla, a 1.160 m gallery in the IVAM, 2 MDGs. below ground level with the remains of the mediaeval ramparts of the city. This temporary exhibition was accompanied by the edition of a catalogue, organization of conferences on the MDGs with high level speakers, educational workshops for schools and specific online outreach through IVAM and UNMC websites, which took place during the three month duration of the exhibition. of MDGs, going into in-depth analysis of underlining specific success stories by country & UN agency and highlighting the remaining challenges in the achievement of the MDGs by 2015. The exhibition explained a decade Showcasing of MDG Impact through Online Media UNMC has been working with web and social media specialists to create and enhance its existing web-presence www.endpoverty2015 to adequately reflect MDG success stories, development of best practices and inspiring news stories. In addition, regular news feeds have been disseminated via a range of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Youtube. the progress in each one of the MDGs, Renewed online presence The Millennium Campaign worked to reinforce its online presence in Spanish – through the Campaign website in Spanish; www.sinexcusas2015.org as well as through its Facebook and Twitter profiles in Spanish - to adequately showcase MDG to reach out to Latin America (Annex 9). success stories and use existing platforms 2 and national efforts aimed at realizing it in Nigeria. The research was intended to provide information and create linkages between the current state of universal basic education and poverty in Nigeria. It made use of primary data from the The UN Millennium Campaign global website. National Bureau of Statistics, the Universal Basic Education Commission and A major outcome of the workshop was the Limbe Declaration which calls for accountability and political will from governments across Africa in ensuring that principles of sustainability and equity take centre stage in the implementation of environmental governance and green economic policies. A follow-up workshop was organized jointly with UNDESA, UNDP, ACORD and PACJA in Dakar, Senegal. This forum discussed the links between the Rio+20 process and the Post-2015 development agenda process. This conference gave birth to the African CSO Working Group on Post-2015 process. The Working Group coordinates African CSO position on the Post-2015 process and facilitates engagement between African CSOs and the High Level Panel on Post-2015 including periodic engagement with the co-chair, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia. Ministry of Education. Other secondary sources used include publications from international and national bodies, interviews and media reports. The aim of the research was to draw attention to the ever increasing linkages between poverty and access to free and qualitative education. It also made a strong case for sector wide approaches for education programming and present education as a multi-sectoral and human rights issue. The report is significant as it will serve as an advocacy tool for civil society in Nigeria and across Africa to influence the thoughts and approaches of education policy makers. The report has been presented to civil society and the public during the Pre-COMEDAF African Civil Society Meeting in Abuja. Development in Nigeria african civil society on post durban and rio +20 An African Civil Society Post Durban and Rio +20 Preparatory Workshop was co-organized by Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and BioResources Development and Conservation Programme â€“ Cameroon (BDCPC) with the support of the Millennium Campaign. The workshop took place between the 4 â€“ 8 th th March, 2012 in Limbe and was attended by 50 participants from 23 African countries, namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Participants were drawn from government institutions, Civil Society Organizations and indigenous groups across Africa. The two-day conference featured various presentations and discussions on the Rio +20 processes, current opportunities for civil society engagement, issues of sustainability, climate change financing in Africa amongst others. There were also group work sessions which sought to galvanize opinions on the level of political will for sustainable development in Africa. support and study with civil society action on education for all (csacefa) To further strengthen advocacy and raise civil society voices on issues of access to education in Nigeria, CSACEFA 2 and UNMC commissioned a study into the impact of poverty on access to education in Nigeria. The research undertook a brief situational analysis of the status of MdG 1 The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is a growing worldwide alliance consisting of national coalitions (or platforms) of campaigns to end poverty. GCAP is the largest anti-poverty campaign in the world by building on existing networks, and their strategies and activities. Currently it boasts more than one thousand member organisations and millions of supporters worldwide. It is involved with some 38 million people in actions in 2005 in over 75 countries and 23 million people in 2006 in over 85 countries. 2 The Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) is a coalition of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in advocacy for the attainment of education for all. CSACEFA is also a member of the Global Campaign on Education (GCE). united nations MillenniuM caMpaiGn 2012 annual report 23 24 report 2012 fraMing the diScourSe for the realization of the MdgS state of the MdGs. last Mile proGraM (laMp) Nations System in Nigeria under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator and various international development partners will use this program to stimulate political and local levels. Rewards for the above will range from grants to certificates, awards and honorary mentions. The award nominees will be recognized during the United Nations Day celebration in an event to be co-chaired by the Chair of Nigerian Governors’ Forum. commitments towards the MdGs at state and adopted; (iii) the CRA, in its final recommendations’ report to the Kenyan Parliament, sited the workshop as an important factor in the development of the final formula. Going forward, the Millennium Campaign is developing a compilation book of analysis, presentations and experiences of other countries which will be useful in supporting countries that may go through similar processes in the future. The Campaign supported and will continue to support the Commission on Revenue Allocation to engage with partners with experience on revenue allocation in Ghana, Brazil, Ethiopia and India in preparation for future reviews of the Kenyan formula. With the deadline to the MdGs looming, efforts at state level need to be accelerated in order for Nigeria to meet the target of the MdGs. In particular, states need to collaborate with the United Nations system and other development partners to assist in accelerating efforts through the creation of enabling environment for state actions, citizens’ engagement and critical investment in human and infrastructural development to meet the MdGs. It is in this vein that the UN System under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator in partnership with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and other development partners has developed the State MdGs Last Mile Program (LAMP). The objectives of LAMP include: 1. Promote leadership and political at state and local levels. 2. Measure commitments and efforts towards MdGs by States and Local Governments 3. Reinforce UN System in Nigeria’s delivering as one principle and inter-sectoral collaboration for the attainment of the MdGs. 4. Communicate and document at state levels. 5. Increase community ownership of local development initiatives through participation in planning, monitoring and evaluation of commitments towards the MdGs Multi-stakeholder foruM on the nature of inequalities and exclusion in kenya In June 2012 the UN Millennium Campaign held a technical workshop entitled, ‘Financing a Fairer and Prosperous Kenya: revenue Sharing and the Kenyan Constitution’. The workshop was held in collaboration with the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) and the Ministry of State for Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands, and was supported by the Kenyan offices of UNWOMEN and UNICEF. The objective of the workshop was to assemble different actors (government, parliamentarians, civil society, service providers, think tanks etc.) to critically analyze and discuss the revenue allocation formula put forward by the CRA, which would allocate funds to Kenya’s newly devolved counties. The two-day technical retreat was hugely successful in that; (i) there was full participation throughout the workshop by Commissioners from the CRA, including the Vice – Chair of the Commission; (ii) most of the recommendations by the participants to the Commissioners were taken on board ‘voices’ foruM on inequalities and discriMination in india In India, on the occasion of the death anniversary of Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar, progress made towards the MdGs MdGs related initiatives. LAMP seeks to create a reward based system in recognition of state efforts towards meeting the MdGs. The United Panel Discussion at the VOICES FORUM, New Delhi, 6th December, 2012. NMC/2012 chief architect of the Indian constitution and a Dalit leader, UNMC and its NGO partner National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR), organized the Voices Forum where men and women from excluded communities gathered together to talk about their struggles and successes in raising their voices against discriminations and injustice. They spoke about their struggles in accessing basic essential services and entitlements under various schemes of the government. Some of the personal stories also showcased the success of the people from excluded communities, highlighting their struggles and ability to rise above the odds. It was a strategic initiative in the context of the ongoing discussions and consultations worldwide on the Post-2015 development framework, which will be developed through an intensely consultative process at the regional, national and local levels. The Voices Forum reinforced the focus on narratives of the poorest and most excluded communities, told in their own voices and from their own perspectives. A Declaration to Bridge the Development Gap between Dalits and non-Dalits was adopted for presentation to the government, key demands of which included: • The government should allocate a proportionate share to different social sections in all resources including land, capital, technology, business and employment in proportion to their population in the country. • Enact a law which ensures proportionate participation/ reservation for the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in employment, vendor services, supply and materials and dealerships in the private sector. • Scheduled Caste Sub Plan and Tribal Sub Plan must be created within each department and Ministry and the monitoring of this cell be directly under the concerned Minister. Strengthen national civil society engagement in the MDG processes in the Philippines To deepen public discourse on inequality, social justice and inclusive development, in 2012 the Inequality Project was initiated together with partner CSO, PRRM (Philippines Rural Reconstruction Movement). The initiative included the development of a comprehensive paper on the breadth and depth of Inequality in the Philippines, a Forum on Inequality (entitled “Voices”) with participation from civil society and marginalized sectors, and a high-level RTD on Inequality – where, on both instances, the in-depth paper was presented, discussed and validated. The Voices Forum resulted in a “Voices Declaration” by left-behind sectors on how to achieve inclusive development; while the RTD engaged decision-makers and key stakeholders in discussing critical issues addressing inequality. Supporting civil society analysis of the MDG progress and Post-2015 In order to provide a strong analysis of the impact of the MDGs - not just on development achievements, but also on the manner in which civil society has been able to advocate for entitlements and justice and put pressure on the government for accountability, the Breaking Point Research paper was supported by UNMC in 6 United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report 25 REPORT 2012 Framing the Discourse for the Realization of the MDGs NMC/2012 26 Grassroots participants write down their aspirations for a “Future We Want” at VOICES, a forum for left-behind sectors on Inequalities and Social Justice. countries – India, Nepal, Philippines, Gambia, Mozambique, and Nigeria. This initiative is in partnership with the Commonwealth Foundation which has supported a country-level research in 14 Commonwealth countries around the world, which aims to address four sets of questions related to MDG progress and Post-2015 framework: (1) civil society analysis on progress towards MDGs; (2) usefulness and opportunities of the framework for CSOs; (3) contribution of learned from the MDG experience for Twenty national papers will feed into a global synthesis report, and these products will be used as advocacy tools at national, regional and global levels 2015 consultation processes. Working with young people: In Africa, our work with young people in 2012 was organized around three themes • Strengthening reporting and • The Post-2015 process • Partnership building accountability on MDG promises especially in the MDG review and Post- 1.1. Rauka Campaign and the African Rio + 20 Summit In partnership with the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and the Kenya Youth Climate Network (KYCN), the Campaign embarked on a regional Youth Campaign towards Rio +20, dubbed RAUKA: Act Now for a Sustainable Future (RIOrder! RIOrganize RIO +20). The campaign was conducted in four East African countries, namely; Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. As a follow up to the campaign, the African Rio +20 Summit, a regional, Pan- African Rio +20 Youth Summit was held in Nairobi. The aim of this summit was to bring together young people from across the region, to share their experiences in policy engagement and develop a shared analysis of Sustainable Development. The discussions covered such topics as: the Green Economy and youth employment. More than one hundred youth participated in the conference, with forty-five of these coming from countries outside of Kenya. 1.2. Voices of Youth Conference The UN Millennium Campaign supported and participated in the Voices of Youth Conference under the theme, “Youth participation towards inclusive public policy decision making in Ghana”. The conference was the platform for the launch of the Youth Manifesto, a compilation of youth policy options and proposals on issues and perspectives of political parties contesting Election 2012, which could form the basis for youth engagement with political parties and political leaders on key policy issues. MDG CSOs to the MDGs; and (4) key lessons the Post-2015 development framework. ❝ working with 1. Strengthening reporting on MDG promises: The UN Millennium Campaign took advantage of two opportunities to promote accountability of the MDGs: the Rio + 20 process and emerging national and local government elections. young people, through our growing number partnerships with youth organisations accross the world has been a key area of work in 2012 2. Partnerships The youth desk has continued to engage in a constituency building exercise, beyond the youth networks already established, which included partnerships with the Youth Division of the African Union Commission, Southern African Development Community Council of NGOs (SADC-CNGOs) and the Center for Citizens’ Participation on the African Union (CCP-AU). UN Photo/Khadivi 28 MY World, the United Nations Global Survey for a better world, invites people accross the world to vote their priorities for post-2015. report 2012 poSt-2015 4 post-2015 UN in Thailand face to face interviews. A global database has been developed to consolidate all the data gathered from the three channels and will be analyzed and presented to the High Level Panel (HLP) as an input into their report. The outcomes of the MY World survey; which are analyses priorities for various stakeholder groups; children, youths, elderly, disabled etc. are being used as inputs into the national consultations and will also be used as inputs into the meetings of the High Level Panel where the outcomes will be shared and discussed. This period has also seen the Campaign playing a strategic role in promoting civil society and parliamentary engagement in the Post-2015 development process as well as involvement in the Rio+20 processes ensuring that civil society views are heard and their positions influence final outcomes. The UNMCâ€™s mandate for mobilization, outreach and partnership in the Post-2015 development process have been boosted as the Campaign is working with national partners to engage with the UN System and governments to galvanize citizensâ€™ voices to ensure a development process that is participatory, inclusive and equitable. support to the post-2015 secretariat The Campaign provided support to the newly established One UN Secretariat by facilitating linkages with civil society and other stakeholders. In addition, the Campaign seconded one of its staff to the Secretariat to serve as the outreach coordinator and has been working closely with him to facilitate outreach to civil society as well as their participation in the Post-2015 process. post-2015 outreach As part of efforts to reach out to all stakeholders in the Post-2015 process, the UNDG is implementing an initiative involving national level consultations, thematic consultations, and a virtual forum to reach out to citizens. The Campaign is taking the lead in the implementation of the third aspect which is the global conversation. The UNMC helped to set up an outreach group consisting of the UN and civil society representatives which developed the Post-2015 platform to serve as a repository of information on Post-2015 as well as a medium for consultation and an exchange of ideas. In addition, the Campaign has also implemented an initiative called MY World; a global survey of citizens to capture their voices and priorities for the Post-2015 framework in three different forms; a web portal, mobile communication using voice and SMS as well as offline in the form of outreach to civil society UNMC worked with a number of civil society partners including CIVICUS, GCAP and the Beyond 2015 to create awareness among civil society of the Post-2015 process. Activities organized included a day-long Post-2015 consultation between the UN and civil society and a session on Post-2015 - both organized during the CIVICUS World Assembly in Montreal in September 2012. These two forums created space for dialogue between the UN and civil society on the Post-2015 vote in the MY World survey in Kenya. Mark Darrough process as well as an opportunity for civil society to plan their engagement in the Post-2015 process. The Campaign also facilitated civil society dialogue on linkages between the Post-2015 process and the Sustainable Development Goals; i.e. the outcomes of the Rio+20 processes. This brought together civil society organizations involved in the two processes and resulted in greater understanding of the linkages between the two process as well as commitment to work together to ensure that at the end of the day, civil society will advocate for a common development framework that as well as sustainability issues. During the spring meeting of the World Bank, the Campaign also facilitated a half-day consultation of civil society organizations; mainly those that work with the World Bank, to create awareness of the Post-2015 process as well as encourage them to get engaged in the process. Following the announcement of the composition of the High Level Panel for Post-2015, the Campaign - in collaboration with NGLS and other civil society support units of UN agencies - organized a consultation between civil society and members of the panel during the inaugural meeting of the HLP in New York. This consultation afforded civil society the opportunity to voice its views and concerns about the Post-2015 process in general and the work of the panel in particular. It also created and opened up dialogue between civil society and the Panel and they pledged to; during the course of their work, open up space for dialogue with civil society during their meetings. addresses the needs of both post MDGs Thus in the London meeting of the HLP in November 2012, the Campaign helped organize a day of outreach during which Panel members had extensive dialogues with civil society representatives from various constituents, including youth and women. In Spain, the UN Millennium Campaign reached out to key civil society stakeholders under the framework of the Spanish Alliance Against Poverty to facilitate the establishment of civil society focused, countrywide, multi-stakeholder consultations on the Post-2015 agenda. The main goal of the consultations was to strengthen the capacity of civil society actors and networks in Spain to engage in the global debate around the Post-2015 framework by undertaking a national-level dialogue and defining a joint vision for the future of development. As a first step in this strategy, the UN Millennium Campaign conducted a mapping exercise to identify key stakeholders from different sectors, and convened four experts’ meetings with the aim of defining a set of initial proposals from the Spanish civil society on the Post2015 agenda. The four experts meetings convened by the UN Millennium Campaign included: •E xperts Meeting on Youth. Leganes, July 13th, 2012. In collaboration with the Spanish Youth Council. • Experts Meeting on Environment and Sustainability. Zaragoza, September 17th, 2012. In collaboration with the office of UNWater in Zaragoza. • Experts Meeting on Decentralised Cooperation. Barcelona, September 20th, 2012. In collaboration with UNDP-ART and CIDOB. • Experts Meeting on Development and Human Rights. Madrid, September 28th, 2012. In collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The outcomes of the experts’ meetings were consolidated and served as the basis for the main Post-2015 consultation event of the civil society in Spain, which the Campaign convened on October 16th, 2012, during the occasion of World Food Day and the Spanish Week Against Poverty. The main Post-2015 consultation event brought together over 100 Spanish civil society organizations, including ❝ The Campaign has played a strategic role in promoting civil society and parliamentary engagement in the post-2015 process United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report Young men 29 30 report 2012 poSt-2015 NGOs, think tanks, youth and women groups and minority communities, which shared their views on the future development agenda with respect to Post-2015. The UN Millennium Campaign also invited key representatives from the Government of Spain as well as from UN agencies in Spain, United Cities and Local Governments, the largest global network of local governments, and Beyond 2015, an international civil society coalition. In order to increase the level of participation in the Post-2015 consultation in Spain and reach the widest possible audience, the UN Millennium Campaign also produced and disseminated an online survey on the Post-2015 agenda amongst the main civil society networks in Spain, including the Spanish NGO platform and numerous key Human Rights, youth, and women groups. The responses from the online survey were consolidated and served as a complement to the debates at the main consultation event. Additionally, the Millennium Campaign developed key communications tools to facilitate the flow of information regarding the Post-2015 debate in Spain as well as the generation of content by internet and social media users. This included the creation of a blog on the Post-2015 Consultation in Spain hosted on the Campaign’s site www.sinexcusas2015. org, which facilitated the tracking of all Post-2015 dialogue in Spain, and the opinions and feedback generated by it. The Post-2015 consultations in Spain were also followed on Twitter with the hashtag #Post2015, and on the Campaign’s Facebook and Twitter profiles. In addition to the support to civil society in Spain around the Post-2015 process, the UN Millennium Campaign also forged a partnership with the Spanish Secretariat for Latin America (SEGIB, as per the Spanish acronym) to facilitate the engagement of key stakeholders in the Latin-American region also in the Post2015 dialogue and process. In Africa, the Campaign and ACORD International in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Beyond 2015, and other stakeholders convened civil society groups at a strategic Dialogue for African Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Dakar. This Dialogue was held on the sidelines of the inter-regional Rio+20 preparatory consultations for policy makers on 14, May 2012. The participants focused on the relationship between the Rio+20 process, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-2015 agenda, with a view of shaping how civil society voices from Africa (and the global South) could be heard in these processes, with particular regards to an inclusive Post-2015 multi-stakeholder consultative process. Participants agreed to a Declaration which summed up the recommendations and demands of African civil society as follows: • The Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 agenda should provide the an opportunity to review and build on the current the numerous gaps and emerging issues such as equity, gender, social protection and inclusion, human rights, governance, energy, employment and environmental sustainability. • Rio+20 should come up with concrete actions and a robust implementing mechanism that would fully integrate the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development towards accelerating the attainment of the MdG Framework by addressing ❝100 civil society orGanizations and over 400 participants were part of the civil society post-2015 consultation in spain, coordinated by the caMpaiGn MdGs by 2015. • UN led process of consultation towards a Post-2015 development agenda should be inclusive and allow for participation of civil society and other independent groups. • The transition towards the Green Economy should recognize the special circumstances of African countries. UNMC leads the inception meeting of the Beyond 2015 National Civil Society Hub, September 2012. ensures the inclusion and integration of NMC/2012 civil society voice both in the process and in the results. Furthermore, UNMC, in partnership with MDG-F Focus Country Initiative, provided technical support to civil society in the conduct of orientation • African governments must strive to provide good and accountable governance abolishing corruption, tax evasion and capital flight. In line with its objectives of bringing civil society actors together to join voices to influence major outcomes of Rio+20 processes and ensure that the needs of the world’s vulnerable and poor are reflected in key decisions, UNMC partnered with International Movement ATD Fourth World, Beyond 2015, Irish Aid, UN-NGLS and CIVICUS to jointly organize a side event during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The event, which took place on June 13, 2012, was aimed at galvanizing civil society voices towards a Post-2015 development framework which puts poverty eradication and sustainability at its core. The event also sought to sensitize member states on the need to align discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework with the Post-2015 development agenda and to come up with specific suggestions on how the two processes could be better aligned after the Rio+20 conference and in the build-up to the 2013 MDG Summit. This is to ensure the emergence of a development framework that is holistic, inclusive, equitable and universal. In Asia, UNMC organized two regional briefing sessions on Post-2015 processes, mainly targeting regional offices of major international NGOs’ and bilateral donors, in order to share the most up-to-date information about various processes and mechanisms by UN and non-UN partners related to the Post-2015 development framework. The meetings were organized jointly with ADB, UNDP, UNESCAP and UNFPA, with many other agencies – especially those leading thematic consultations such as UNICEF and UN Women – joining to provide their latest updates. Many participants expressed their appreciation for the UNMC’s proactive outreach efforts to bring everyone up to speed given the very tight timeline of Post-2015 agenda formulation. Simultaneously, in the second half of 2012, the UNMC Asia regional office initiated conversations with the Government of Indonesia to explore its willingness to hold an interaction between the President of Indonesia in his capacity as a co-chair of the High Level Panel and a group of civil society leaders in the region. (The meeting materialized in February 2013.) Further, UNMC started facilitating discussions and strategizing among civil society coalitions in the region towards effective engagement in the Bali HLP process and beyond. In the Philippines, a significant development was the provision by UNMC of secretariat support to the UN Country Team, together with the UNDP, in the conduct of country consultations for the Post-2015 process. This effectively and planning sessions on Post-2015 civil society processes, leading to the formation of a 25-member Beyond 2015 National Hub of Civil Society Organizations and the development of a national civil society deliberations plan for Post-2015. The Hub has concluded national and sub-national consultations across 17 basic sectors represented by more than 200 civil society organizations and networks spread throughout the country. To provide advocacy support to these activities, a communications and PR Firm was contracted towards the latter part of 2012, to develop a Post-2015 communication and advocacy campaign supporting the UN and civil society’s consensus-building activities on developing a country position on a Post-2015 Development Framework. It will be implemented for six months, highlighting UNMC’s work in supporting the UNCT for the country consultations, and the work of civil society in the conduct of national civil society deliberations, influencing and engagement. In India, UNMC has provided strategic and operational support to the Resident Coordinator’s Office to conduct a national consultation on the Post2015 agenda. After close analysis of the Indian context, a national consultation plan was agreed upon that identified national institutions to convene constituencybased consultations, involving Government of the Republic of India, civil society, United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report 31 UN Photo/Martine Perret elected officials, trade unions, industry, women’s organizations, farmer’s associations, research institutions and youth organizations. Conveners have been asked to bring together members of their constituency to reflect on how to eliminate poverty, reduce inequality and promote inclusion through sustainable growth. To facilitate the discussion, UNMC supported the RC’s office in preparing a toolkit that provided a list of guiding questions and a reporting template. Discussions on the Post-2015 Development Agenda have happened at the state, regional and national level across India involving more than 6,000 participants. To open up the dialogue to as many people of India as possible, UNMC has provided content support to the Resident Coordinator’s Office to put up an open web forum http://www.worldwewant2015. org/india2015. Hosted on the World We Want platform that houses global conversations on Post-2015, the website allows citizens who are not part of the structured national consultation to voice their opinions on the priorities that the future agenda should address. In Nepal, a national consultation on Post-2015 development agenda was organized jointly by the NGO Federation of Nepal and the UN Nepal with support from the UNMC Asia, building on the series of multi-stakeholder discussions on the the Platform HD 2010 project managed jointly by the UNMC and UNDP. With this activity, the HD 2010 project in Nepal successfully concluded in Nepal. Nepal was among the first batch of countries which organized Post-2015 consultations, the USA, Asia and Latin America the UN Millennium CAMPAIGN convened multi stakeholder and civil society dialogues on post-2015 and the consultation resulted in a policy ask document summarizing key policy as well as incorporation into the new development agenda. In El Salvador, the UN Millennium Campaign facilitated the convening of a countrywide multi-stakeholder dialogue in El Salvador on the Post-2015 agenda and the MDG-F Report on Equity, ahead of and in parallel to the UN official consultation held in El Salvador as part of the national consultations convened by the global UN Development Group. As part of this exercise, a particular effort was made to reach out to grassroots groups and excluded communities to ensure that their voices were incorporated in the debate about the future development agenda. The strategy for launching national consultations on the Post-2015 agenda in El Salvador was conceived as a continuation of the MDG-F funded HD2010 project which sought to: (i) strengthen the capacities of CSOs to monitor, disseminate and advocate key messages related (ii) reinforce the dialogue between government and CSOs, and; (iii) enhance to MDGs and Human Development; recommendations for MDG acceleration the capacities of CSOs to articulate and discuss public policy proposals. The strategy incorporated the existing synergies developed in the framework of the HD2010 project, and identified and included strong linkages between HD2010 activities and the Post-2015 and Inequality Report consultations. The UN Millennium Campaign identified the UNDP-ART Programme in El Salvador as a strategic partner for the overall implementation of the project, based on its proven track record of multilevel cooperation and partnership creation at the territorial level. In the first phase of the project, the MDG-F Report on Inequalities was widely distributed and three consultation exercises on the Post-2015 agenda were conducted in the three geographic areas where the ART Programme is operational: La Unión, Morazán and Usulután. The participants in these consultations included representatives from Local Authorities, civil society, private sector (mainly small business and cooperatives), COMURES (the Salvadorian network of Local Authorities), Local Economic Development Agencies (LEDAs) and the Sub-secretariat for Territorial Development and Decentralisation of the Government of El Salvador. In the second phase of the project, the Post-2015 consultations were expanded both geographically to the remaining departments in El Salvador and thematically to incorporate a wider range of stakeholders, in particular populations traditionally excluded from public debate (women, youth, people living with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and sexual diversity). MDGs which had been undertaken under United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report ❝ In Europe, 33 34 REPORT 2012 post-2015 A Partnership strategy was developed on the basis of the participants’ ownership and leadership capacity, support of the national government, and the joint work of the UN system. Within the United Nations system, the Country Team was fully engaged from the outset in the different aspects of the project, including the definition of the various approaches based on the expertise and focus of each UN agency. The Government of El Salvador also collaborated in the preparation of the consultation in order to ensure that the outcomes were taken into account by the Government and a sustainable dialogue was set up. The main public institutions that engaged in the consultations were: the Institute for the Advancement of Women (ISDEMU), the National Youth Institute (INJUVE), the Ministry of Culture (Indigenous Peoples), the National Comprehensive Care of Persons with Disabilities (CONAIPD), and Sexual Diversity Directorate of the Ministry of Social Inclusion. The Main activities by sector were: Local authorities, civil society and private sector: In the intervention departments of the ART Programme, the Territorial Working Groups strongly contributed to the organization of the entire process; from the definition of the methodology, agenda-setting and identification of participants to the systematization and reporting of results. In other departments, similar mechanisms were built. The Departmental Councils of Mayors (CDA) of the Corporation of Municipalities of the Republic of El Salvador (COMURES) facilitated and participated in the regional consultation process from the outset. Also, civil society and private sector stakeholders were engaged in each department, with a focus on traditionally marginalized groups: youth, women, indigenous people and persons with disabilities, amongst others. Populations traditionally excluded from public debate: • Women: Participation in the consultations included rural women’s associations, the associations belonging to the national health forum, female elected officials (ANDRYSAS), and housewives. In total, 33 rural women’s associations were represented, 125 female elected and public officials, 20 housewives from vulnerable communities, and other groups. • Youth: The actors that participated in the consultations included: University and technical students (400 young people consulted), young people living in areas at risk (200), Indian youth (30) youth sexual diversity (30), networks local, national and regional (500). • Indigenous Peoples: consultations were conducted in 50 of the 53 communities surveyed nationwide. 43 indigenous leaders were trained through three workshops to facilitate consultations in their communities. • People with disabilities: 25 facilitators were trained to lead consultations with the 4 sectors of disability (blind, deaf, physically disabled and mentally handicapped) in the three areas of the country (East, Central and West). The vast majority of associations representing people with disabilities in the country engaged in the process. • Sexual Diversity: Consultations were held with representatives of all transgender people of El Salvador, and also participated in the consultations representative from 20 sexual diversity-related organizations. In addition to all of the above, a partnership was also forged with the Global Call to Action against Poverty in El Salvador ❝We reached out to people traditionally excluded from the public debate: women, youth, indigenous people and people living with disabilities to further outreach to civil society organizations and excluded groups at the country level. The UN Millennium Campaign provided support to GCAP for the organization of sixteen Post-2015 dialogues with the engagement of the following constituencies: i) Student groups; ii) Women Groups; iii) Indigenous peoples; iv) Faith based organizations; v) Youth groups. The entire consultation process, far from being an extractive exercise without accountability or oversight, is based on a strategy that seeks to ensure the sustainability and continuity of the dialogue and synergies generated. In this sense, a communications strategy to ensure that feedback is received from participants on a regular basis was designed with the UNDP Communications Area in El Salvador, as well as a strategy to disseminate the outcome from the consultations and raise awareness amongst the wider public about the preparation of the Post-2015 agenda and its future implementation. Ultimately, the project aimed to help foster citizen participation and impact on the design and implementation of public policies. Outreach to youth The Post-2015 process was a key focus of work with youths in Kenya. This youth work in 2015 captured through: THE YOUTH DIALOGUES ON POST-2015 The United Nations Millennium Campaign organized the Kenyan Youth Dialogue on Post-2015. The workshop offered the Kenyan youth an opportunity to understand the Post-2015 negotiation and consultations process and engage the UN Under - Secretary General and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015, Ms. Amina Mohammed. Objectives of the Kenyan Youth Dialogue on Post-2015: • To generate awareness rising amongst the youth on the Post2015 process. • To foster friendship, exchanges of ideas for the promotion of youth participation in the MdG Campaign and the Post-2015 discussion, • To learn from each other, share campaign tools and mobilization/ advocacy practices 2.1. technical support Beyond organizing the above dialogues, the Millennium Campaign also offered technical support to youth process on the Post-2015 process. This was aptly captured in the Campaigns participation in and presentation at the African Youth Summit on Post-2015, held on 18th December 2012 in Nairobi. UNMC also offered technical support to the Ghana National Youth Consultations organized by YES Ghana. united nations MillenniuM caMpaiGn 2012 annual report 35 36 REPORT 2012 Annual Expenditure Report 5 Annual Expenditure Report 2012 TOTAL: United Nations Millennium Campaign Interim Annual Expenditure Report (as of Feb 2013) $5,100,521.25 (100%) Output 1: Strengthening citizen feedback on MDG delivery 8% Output 2: Strengthen civil society reporting on MDG promises 49% Output 3: Framing the discourse for the realization of the MDGs 43% Output 1 S trengthening citizen feedback on MDG delivery Project: 00078465 Activity 1 Facilitation of partnerships Activity 2 New techn for realtime feedback Activity 3 Engage Local and National Media $ $ $ $ 386,534.15 40,000.00 345,620.27 913.88 Output 2 Strengthen civil society reporting on MDG promises Project: 00078578 Activity 1 South-South and Trianular Cooperation $ 2,527,720.80 $ 15,013.84 Activity 2 Parliament and Local Government Support $ 2,512,706.96 Output 3 Framing the discourse for the realization of the MDGs Project: 00078581 Activity 1 Strategic Communication Campaigns Activity 2 Innovative Advocacy and Research $ 2,186,266.31 $ $ 330,559.66 1,506,073.67 349,632.98 Activity 3 Stakeholders Communication Partnerships $ 386,534.15 Output 2 Strengthen civil society reporting on MDG promises $ 2,527,720.80 Output 3 Framing the discourse for the realization of the MDGs $ 2,186,266.31 Output 1 Strengthening citizen feedback on MDG delivery $ 2012 Annual Financial Report After the challenging financial transitions of 2011, the Millennium Campaign successfully completed its restructuring, whilst regaining financial stability in 2012. The Millennium Campaign’s 2012 budget was allocated into the three outputs (Output 1: strengthening citizen feedback on MDGs delivery - 8% of annual budget, Output 2: Framing the discourse for the realization of the MDGs - 43% of annual budget), reflecting the Millennium Campaign’s 2010-2013 strategy. In line with its strategic shift, the Campaign decreased its financial investment in Output 1 as the Campaign was in the process of handing over “Citizen feedback tools and the mechanisms” to national Governments and other stake holders. Thus, the Campaign invested heavily and evenly in Outputs 2 and 3. Lastly, it is important to underline that - within the existing budget - many additional activities were realized in the framework of the Post-2015 process which were intrinsically Post-2015 activities will continue to intensify as the 2015 deadline draws closer. linked to the work on MDGs advocacy and on civil society engagement and partnerships. Strengthen civil society reporting on MDGs promises - 49% of annual budget, Output 3: United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report 37 38 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The significant results and objectives achieved by the Millennium Campaign in 2012 were made possible because of the strategic support and partnerships with many donors and stake-holders. Therefore, the Millennium Campaign whishes to gratefully acknowledge political and financial support from: AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development) AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development Cooperation) The Government of Germany The Government of Italy The Government of The Netherlands The Government of Nigeria SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) The Rockefeller Foundation A special recognition also goes to the Senate and Parliamentary MDGs Committees of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for their political and financial support Moreover, the Millennium Campaign has also benefited from UN partnerships: the MDG Achievement Fund has been a strong ally, together with the UNDP/ ART Initiative (Connecting Territories for Development Effectiveness) and the UNDP Democratic Governance Practice Group. The United Nations Millennium Campaign would also like to acknowledge the strong support received from the UN system and particularly from the UN Development Group MDGâ€™s Task Force. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the Millennium Campaign wishes to thank all its partners for their critical contributions. Parliamentarians, local governments, hundreds of local, grass roots and faith-based organizations, civil society networks, media and corporate partners throughout the world have worked tirelessly and have offered their expertise and commitment to the shared vision of achieving the Millennium Development Goals. ACRONYMS AECID Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation AFPPD Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development AIHD African Institute for Health and Development CRA Commission on Revenue Allocation CSACEFA The Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All CSO Civil Society Organization DPC Department of Performance Contracting FOI Freedom of Information Bill GCAP Global Call to Action Against Poverty GCE Global Campaign on Education HLP High Level Panel IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern KIPPRA Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis KNBS Kenya National Bureau of Statistics MDG-F Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund NGLS Non-Governmental Liaison Service OAIC Organization of African Instituted Churches OSSAP-MDGs Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on the MDGs PANE Poverty Action Network in Ethiopia PRRM Philippines Rural Reconstruction Movement SADAC Southern African Development Community SEGIB the Spanish Secretariat for Latin America (as per the Spanish acronym) SODNET Social Development Network UNDAF United Nations Development Action Framework UNECA United Nations Economic Commission for Africa UNV United Nations Volunteer program United Nations Millennium Campaign 2012 Annual Report 39 UN Photo/Tobin Jones The UN Millennium Campaign was established by the UN Secretary General in 2002. 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