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