ACORD at the HLP in Monrovia

Wednesday, 30 January: Day 3 (live updates)

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1345GMT: CSOs call to the post 2015 HLP to "encourage people to become agents of change". Read civil society official communiqué english | french
1330GMT: CSO Outreach farmers, workers, traders, informal sector round-table. Among panelists Jean-Michel Severino and Betty Maina (download report)
CSO outreach with HLP Ousainou Ngum: 'Civil society should not only be at the negotiation table but have the ability to function'

1200GMT: CSOs Roundtable Discussions on Women and Economic transformation. Among the panelist were Nebila Abdukmelik of FEMNET.Download report and recommendations to HLP by women and girls round table.

1245GMT: The Official Communiqué from Civil Society Organisations attending the HLP in Monrovia has been released, download communiqué
Private sector roundtable happening now chaired by Dr Maina and with HLP members and high profile delegates City Hall
1035GMT: Private sector must go beyond profit and create a positive 'ecosystem' locally
0910GMT: Business sector needs to create links between SMEs and multinationals and impact development in a positive way

Tuesday 29 January: Day 2 (live updates)

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View photo slideshow from CSO outreach days ahead of HLP meeting
Watch below President Sirleaf's speech at the CSO pre-consultative forum 29 jan - City Hall Monrovia, Liberia

1417GMT: An address to the audience by farmers, traders/informal sector "we shall improve income and jobs to sustain our livelihoods"
The young people ask for a rights-based new framework inclusive of the youth in special needs.
: CSOs: States must protect small scale farmers and producers. Calling for better opportunities, creating new markets and better access
1130GMT: CSOs to address President Sirleaf at 4pm GMT today with "5 statements the post 2015 HLP members need to put into consideration'.
0915GMT: Prof Gita Sen "we need to look at people's ability more than their disability"
The MDGs have helped to address illiteracy, disease and hunger. However, the impact has been inadequate, especially in fragile and conflict-ridden countries
0815GMT: Meeting Day 2: 5 CSO groups to discuss children, youth, women, farmers and workers, aged and disability.

Monday 28 January: Day 1

The Liberian Minister of Gender and Development, Hon. Julia Duncan-Cassell, Monrovia's Mayor Mary Ann Lutz and Professor Gita Sen from the Indian Academia, attended the Conference Opening ceremony and shared their thoughts on the importance of human rights, equal opportunities, social inclusion and efficient local governance in the development of the post 2015 framework, with a particular emphasis on advancing and protecting the rights of women and girls.

Prof. Gita Sen
Photo by Caroline Testud

In her keynote address, Professor Gita Sen paid tribute to the significant role played by Liberian women in setting positive examples, led by the election of a woman president. Sen's priority 1 action is without doubt to break the culture of impunity as the scourge preventing development progress around the world. ‘SGBV and human rights must form a strong goal in the new framework'.

An enthusiastic first day meeting for civil society organisations from around the world in preparation of the CSO Outreach Day with the HLP members on Wednesday 30 January, Monrovia, Liberia.

Read the report from Monrovia Day 1


  • advocacy
  • participatory approaches
  • partnership
  • post2015
  • united nations