Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Conference on Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

Scott Fischbach of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCLGO) reports that they will participate in an international conference on sustainable development in Bonn from March 20-22 at the World Conference Center Bonn.

The conference, which is being hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Baltic Sea Forum, is aimed at advancing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, “Reconfirming Rights–Recognizing Limits–Redefining Goals”.

The total number of participants invited to attend is about 280—one-third from civil society representatives of developing countries, one-third civil society from other parts of the world, and the final third being key stakeholder representatives from governments, citizen movements, trade unions and business interests.

Global leaders will be coming together in Bonn to continue the discussion from the Rio +20 Conference on new development goals as the United Nations Millennium Development Goals wind down in 2015. Pro-life and pro-family organizations such as MCCLGO will continue their push to keep human beings—and their fundamental right to life—as the centerpiece of all sustainable development.

Selected plenary sessions will be streamed live on this link so that viewers anywhere in the world can join in. A commenting feature will also be available.  The conference has established a new Twitter account at @Post2015Bonn.  Organizers will be following the hashtags #Post2015Bonn, #Post2015, #MDGs, #SDGs.

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to post comments and add their voices to discussions throughout the three-day event.

Focusing on the protection of human rights, all originating with the first fundamental right, the right to life, will enable sustainable development in our world post–2015.  Adequate access to health care, education, housing, nutrition, personal security and a livable environment will come from a prioritization of the human being.  Human beings and their protection must remain at the center of all global development.

MCCL GO who say their goal is to save as many innocent lives as possible write
“we now live in a time of unlimited data, analysis and demographic and medical research.  No longer do we have to make educated guesses about the social impacts of our actions.  We know that more girl children are aborted than boy children.  We know that women suffer greatly from abortions.  We know that many developed countries are aging at a rate that cannot sustain their economies.  We know that migration and immigration are propping up many developed countries.  The list can go on and on, with all facts pointing in one direction: Human beings are the center of all sustainable development now and post-2015."