Global March would like to inform all members and partners that the draft outcome document of the High-Level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly, the UN Summit, being held at the UN headquarters in New York from 20-22 September 2010 is now available for download online.
This is the outcome document of informal negotiations over the past months that have also included civil society and trade union organisations. The text now available on the UN web site is that which is being forwarded to the UN Summit for adoption. It is unlikely to change at this stage.
Global March would urge all members and partners to download and analyse the document which effectively sets out the strategic plan of action and commitments by UN member States to accelerate action to achieve the 2015 goal. It is a relatively long document, around 31 pages in total, but it will be crucial to follow-up efforts to this Summit. The document will guide Global March in the development of advocacy activities and tools to ensure that pressure is maintained on the UN, the UNDP and other UN agencies, as well as governments and donors.
It is vital that all stakeholders assume different levels of responsibility in making sure that the promises of the international community contained within the MDGs are kept. As civil society and trade union organisations, we can play highly effective monitoring and advocacy roles and given the short period of time remaining before 2015, we must work closely and effectively together – our local, national, regional and global partnerships are more important now than ever before. The achievement of the 2016 goal to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are dependent on the 2015 goals being reached and we must ensure that we do all we can to help and protect those children trapped in child labour or at risk of becoming so.
As a first step, we hope that the international community will agree to our demand that new indicators on child labour be integrated into the monitoring process of each of the MDGs. This will be the main pillar of Global March interventions at the side events in New York next week and we are counting on the support of our members and partners and the Global Task Force on Child Labour and Education to ensure that we achieve this objective.
To download the draft outcome document in English, click here
To download the draft outcome document in French, click here
To download the draft outcome document in Spanish, click here