Who we are
Beyond 2015 is a global civil society campaign, pushing for a strong and legitimate successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals.
The campaign, created in 2010, is built on a diverse, global base. It ranges from small community based organisations to international NGOs, academics and trade unions. A founding principle of the campaign is that it is a partnership between civil society organisations from the ‘North’ and the ‘South’ – bringing together groups from developing, emerging and developed economies. Read more about the history of Beyond 2015.
Beyond 2015 brings together more than 1,500 Civil Society Organisations from 139 countries all over the world. Of these, 56% are Southern CSOs and 44% are Northern CSOs - in 41 countries in Africa, 29 countries in Asia and the Pacific, 35 countries in Europe, 2 countries in North America and 26 countries in Latin America.
Beyond 2015 Structures
The campaign has a number of structures including:
- Secretariat team (with staff in South Africa, Belgium, the UK and the USA)
- Regional Coordinators for Africa, Asia, Latin America, Pacific and Europe
- National hubs and national lead agencies
- Beyond 2015 Executive Committee (minutes of ExCom meetings are posted here)
- Beyond 2015 UN Working Group (UNWG)
- Thematic groups - working groups, task forces, thematic focal points
You can follow us on Twitter @beyond2015, and on Facebook (beyond2015campaign).
What we want
Beyond 2015 works with others to build a global, multi-stakeholder civil society movement for a legitimate post-2015 framework.
We seek to create a civil society consensus around a minimum standard of legitimacy for a post-2015 framework, both in terms of the process and the framework itself. Using this consensus, Beyond 2015 aims to influence the creation of such a framework at both the national and international level.
Whilst participating organisations have a range of views regarding the content of a post-2015 framework, we are united in working together to achieve the following:
- A global, overarching, cross-thematic framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, reflecting Beyond 2015’s policy positions.
- The process of developing this framework is participatory, inclusive and responsive to the voices of those directly affected by poverty and injustice.