With only days leftuntil the Bali meeting of the UNSecretary-General’s High LevelPanel of Eminent Persons, therehas been a ﬂurry of activityinvolving Indonesia’s CivilSociety Organizations and otherstakeholders to ensure that thevoices of the marginalized andunder-represented are includedin the deliberations for thepost-2015 development agenda.Call them multi-stakeholderdialogues, or call them open andinclusive consultations, it’s beenthe UN responsibility inIndonesia to organize thesediscussions together with itspartners WALHI (Friends of theEarth Indonesia), Kemitraan andBBR-I.The Indonesia consultations arepart of a 50-country process tocomplement national, regionaland global dialogues on thepost-2015 development agenda.The aim is to ensure an openparticipatory process for deﬁningthe next development agenda.Unlike in other countries,however, the consultationprocess in Indonesia hasfocused on special themes,including “EnvironmentalSustainability”, “Conﬂict andFragility” and “Inequalities”.
“In Indonesia we have seenremarkable economic growth butthe opportunities created by thisgrowth are far from beingequitably distributed,” said UNICDirector Michele Zaccheo inopening the Inequalitiesconsultation on behalf of the UNat Ciputra Hotel in Jakarta earlierthis month.“Signiﬁcant challenges remain onhow to create inclusive growththat fosters human developmentboth across and within regions ofthis great archipelago,” he said,adding that “this is a great timeto hear from Indonesian civilsociety.”
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Q&A with UN RCDOUGLAS BRODERICK
...The national priorities that areguided by the MDGs should besupported by the UN agencies andwith UN input.
Q: At the end of March, Indonesiawill host the High Level Panel meeting in the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Bali, with President SBY as one of the Co-Chairs. How important are Indonesian voices in shaping the post-2015 development debate, in your opinion?
A: Indonesia as a Co-Chair of theHigh-Level Panel is a key country,and Indonesia’s voice is crucialbecause the world is looking foranswers on how to move forwardwith the MDGs post-2015. Weneed everyone’s voices andpictures to build this new future,and it’s good for Indonesia to lendits violence to this debate.
Q: As the new RC, what message do you have for the UN staff in Indonesia?
A: I look forward to have ways foreveryone to enhance their careers,to have a good work life balance,including more time learning, andlearning in their work. I would likethe workplace to be a place toalso have fun - work should be afun place to be.
“The UN should be as strong as possible toensure that there is growth with equity”
-Douglas Broderick UN Resident Coordinator
OPEN AND INCLUSIVE CONSULTATIONS:INDONESIANS HAVE THEIR SAY ON POST-2015