Making Rights a Reality for All: Participatory monitoring and social accountability - Panel discussion


The UN PanelOn December 2, 2014 the United Nations hosted a high-level discussion as part of the Consultations on the Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. One of these consultations concentrates on the topic of Participatory Monitoring and Accountability, focusing on the idea that People-led, transparent and inclusive processes for monitoring progress on the new development goals will be essential to achieving these goals.


Moderated by Maria Poli, Senior Governance and Social Accountability Adviser at the GPSA, the event presented the final results of the Participatory Monitoring and Accountability Consultation co-facilitated by UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP and sponsored by the Governments of Canada, Peru and Republic of Korea. Panelists and the audience engaged in an interactive discussion on examples of good practice at the country level. They also discussed a draft of a proposed outcome document to be finalized and endorsed at a high-level meeting set to take place in Peru in March 2015. This outcome document will be fed into continued negotiations on the Post-2015 Agenda.


The event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Peru and the Republic of Korea; in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), the United Nations ChildrenÕs Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank.


Watch a recording of the discussion at the UN


For more information about the Global Consultation on Participatory Monitoring and Accountability, visit the consultation website.