UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator Meets with Civil Society

17 Sep 2013

imageMs. Grysnpan (left) receives a document from Sandra Ferguson chair-person of the Inter-agency Group of Development Organisations (IAGDO) from Grenada

In the margins of the 3rd Interregional Preparatory Meeting of the Small Island Developing States in Barbados, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator Rebecca Grynspan met with civil society from across the Caribbean region, as part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ongoing dialogue with non-state actors.

Ms. Grynspan told the gathering, which included representatives from women’s groups, youth organisations, and farmers networks that UNDP intends to further strengthen its dialogue under UNDP’s strategic plan for 2014-2017, which will be launched in September.

Ms. Grynspan noted that the millennium development goals (MDGs) have progressed quickly  because civil society had pushed to see that they were achieved. Civil society had utilized the platform that the MDGs offered to hold governments accountable for their progress towards the goals.  She said that civil society’s active engagement would also be important in shaping the post 2015 development agenda.