As part of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), prior to the adoption of the Agenda 2030, the UNMC was mandated to lead part of the global consultation on the Post 2015 agenda to make the most inclusive and transparent process. As a result, 10 million people participated in this open consultation, and told the United Nations what would make their lives better through the MY World 2015 survey, and the World We Want 2015 platform. This set a new precedent at the United Nations and with policy makers around the world – opening the door to more people-centered policy making.
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Responding to requests from Member States for coordinated support from the UN development system in implementing the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), under its Sustainable Development Working Group, elaborated a common approach for effective and coherent implementation support, under the acronym ‘MAPS” (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support). As part of MAPS, the UN SDG Action Campaign has started last year to develop its own strategy for opularizing the goals, including the setup of a new Service Centre in Bonn, Germany, to centralize the services provided and support partners in the implementation of initiatives to be adapted to local contexts.
In this new phase of the Campaign it is envisioned that the Regional Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific will sustain and expand the results gained by the presence of United Nations Millennium Campaign in Asia and the Pacific over the MDG’s era, in a more consistent way by working integrated within the new structure of the Global Campaign Center in Bonn (Germany), where other regions will be covered and supported. As such it is expected that the proximity of the team will benefit from sharing knowledge and good practices which can be expanded, replicated and sustained from one region to another.
The selected candidate is expected to work with and through the UN System in Asia and the Pacific including the Bangkok Regional Hub and the Offices of UN Resident Coordinators and the UN Country Teams to develop and deliver general and country specific advocacy and citizens’ engagement programs. The Campaign will also be launching various programs aimed at working with civil society across Asia and the Pacific to develop advocacy, campaign and partnership strategies and engage national, sub-regional and continental bodies to amplify citizens’ voices, inputs and priorities in the negotiation, drafting and adoption stages of the successor framework. For Asia and the Pacific, the Campaign will also be building upon its work with parliamentarians, local authorities, faith communities, the entertainment industry and the private sector to harness the opportunities of implementing the Agenda 2030 to promote an all-inclusive development agenda that will carter for the needs and priorities of the peoples in Asia and the Pacific.
Deadline is October 4, 2017