Madrid, 19 June 2015 – Access Info Europe has joined civil society organisations from around the globe in calling on the UN to take significant steps to integrate transparency, accountability and participation more fully into the Post-2015 development agenda.

In proposing a series of crucial edits to the “Zero Draft” of the Outcome Document for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Transparency, Accountability and Participation (TAP) Network argues that a development framework that fails to promote openness will lack credibility and risks disempowering the very communities it should be serving.

The development agenda for the next 15 years must include mechanisms that empower stakeholders and deliver the transparency necessary to hold governments accountable,” said Helen Darbishire, Executive Director of Access Info Europe.

While the preamble of the Declaration boldly pledges “that no one will be left behind,” Access Info notes that the rest of the Zero Draft does not sufficiently reflect this commitment, particularly regarding how this will be achieved.

Civil society is calling on UN Members States to make explicit commitments throughout the Declaration to being fully transparent in the implementation the agenda.

To read the civil society proposals, please click here

For more information, please contact:

Helen Darbishire | Access Info Europe +34 913 656 558