Faith Based Communities Communiqué

The Faith Based Communities on the Post-­‐2015 Development Agenda
March 23-­‐24, 2013,
Bali, Indonesia


a. The post 2015 Development agenda should be truly transformative, equitable, just, grounded in human rights and guided by a new consciousness that respects the integrity of nature.” #Rights for Sustainability Delegation at Rio+20 Summit

The Faith Based Community recognize that to achieve true transformation the post 2015 Development agenda must assure
1. Cohesion between all elements within the community, grounded in human rights
2. Just, dignified and inclusive development that utilizes use of natural resources in a sustainable manner;
3. Strengthened community coping capacity to reduce under lying risks, assuring safety and sustainable livelihoods;
4. Accountability to all stakeholders primarily the most vulnerable;
5. A political and social enabling environment, where-by communities and individuals voices can be heard;
6. Maximize benefit and advantage of human, natural, social and economic capitals in an integrated and sustainable manner;

If the post-2015 development agenda is to be relevant, the Faith Based Community demand that it must emphasize fundamental inalienability of human rights, acknowledging that social cohesion is fundamental to achieve not only development goals and targets but also genuine transformation.

In order to do this post 2015 Development Agenda must take into account:
– Social cohesion that respects human right is a requirement to development; inter-faith, inter-ethnic, inter-cultural unity must be integrated into development actors strategies to ensure human dignity, peace and stability in integral elements in development
– Development can only succeed if it is a process that is owned by and puts local community in the center as the main actors of development. So far in developing countries, government has failed to incorporate HFA in to influence local level policy and development programs. A future agreement should put this aim at its core so that risk proof development starts with the at-risk community rather than stalling at the international or even national level. Ensuring local level ownership will involve encouraging local governments, civil society, private sector and communities to work in equal partnership using participatory gender sensitive development approaches.
– Risks in their many forms are increasing, disaster, climatic, social, environmental, economic, health. They impede development gains, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable with specific emphasis on children, people with disabilities, women and the elderly, and those excluded in society. Strengthening resilience and coping capacity of communities to face increasing risk from hazards must be integrated in the post 2015 agenda
– The natural environment sustains livelihoods and protects millions of people on the Earth; sustainable environmental management must be integrated in a coherent manner to strategies of all development actors
– Religious leaders have an important role to play in each and every nation; promotion of tolerance, the dignity humanity and respect transcend differences; strength is in our togetherness and harnessing the capacities and actions for the common good of our people’s and the natural environment
– Local faith based networks’ reach every corner of our communities, nations, world; we live in a society that is not homogenous. We must work together with other faiths to translate spiritual teaching into concrete risk reduction actions
– Agreed differentiated targets (according to gender, age, disability and indigenous peoples) and milestones that are enforced through appropriate funding mechanisms
– Regular multi-stakeholder monitoring across local, sub-national to national level; assurance that the voices of communities are heard and taken into account in development agendas. Civil Society and Faith Based Networks have a critical role to play
– A strategy that ensures the function of the National, sub-national and Local Platforms in addition to enabling them to be inclusive, accountable, transparent and ensure human dignity and equity. Local faith based networks’ reach every corner of our communities, nations, world; we live in a society that is not homogenous. We must work together with other faiths to translate spiritual teaching into concrete risk reduction actions

The Faith-based and CSO community advise the HLP meeting participants in Bali that post 2015 development priorities must be risk proofed and contribute to equitable, safe and just societies. We must work together to contribute to post 2015 development priorities through creating an enabling environment that supports communities strive towards strengthened resilience to cope with impeding risks and limit development losses; ensuring transformative development that is equitable, grounded in human rights, and attaining towards cohesion between all elements within a community, where natural resources are used in a sustainable manner and accountability through multi-actor monitoring is assured; these must be made explicit in the post –2015 agenda”

Global CSO forum on the psot 2015 Development Agenda 23-24 Maret 2013 di Hotel Goodway Nusa Dua Bali


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