Overview of Africa Post-2015 National Deliberations on Vision, Purpose Values and Criteria

The following were the key wordings/ideas that were raised by participants of the various national consultations on the Post 2015 Framework.


An equitable, just society and a safe sustainable environment, where there is respect for human rights and the rule of law, equal and unimpeded access to basic social services, and equal participation and representation in development and political processes; where governance systems and institutions promote peace and protect the lives of the people and the integrity of the environment irrespective of family, religion, education, ethnics, or social backgrounds.

Key Ideas

Democratic development based on respect and promotion of human rights including the freedoms guaranteed eradication of differences and social inequalities in the context of a real democracy included in an international context governed by the values and the governance principles accepted by all.

The vision of the new framework should be designed through a coherence of various texts, conventions, declarations and resolutions of the United Nations for universal operational definition of the right to development.

This vision requires:

  • A review of the order of international governance;
  • The revision of the role of multinational and economies in support of human rights and the sharing of wealth between nations, communities and individuals;
  • A clear and inseparable link between development and democracy
  • A link between poverty and wealth;
  • The abolition of “sovereign funds” and “black boxes” of weapons and producing countries involved in the wars against the peoples (USA, Gulf countries …) used to confuse the democratic changes in some countries;
  • The consolidation of international financing mechanisms for development assistance (ODA) by the northern countries and international financial institutions to serve the goals of the new framework;
  • At national level, recognize local communities as key stakeholders for the achievement of development goals. The local community must be recognized in its role in the entire development process and not just in some areas of being passive recipients. Universal consensus should be a source of strengthening local communities in all sectors of development.


The purpose of the post 2015 framework is to eradicate poverty, promote human rights and the rule of law, and ensure equal participation and representation in development and political processes irrespective of family, religion, education, ethnics, or social backgrounds.

Key Ideas

The new development framework is expected to:

  • Guarantee access to socio-economic, cultural, environmental and political equality and social equity;
  • Equitable distribution of resources and wealth among nations, individuals, grassroots communities and homelands;
  • Enabling citizens and their organizations including CSOs to be involved in the development, monitoring and evaluation of national policy development;
  • Provide development actors including the United Nations mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation and accountability for results and not on development efforts based on indicators and statistics on the potential and actual economic wealth of each country to where and how were invested. These should be a legally binding after their ratification by the states of the countries concerned.


Good governance, rule of law, human rights, peace, social justice, environmental sustainability, transparency and accountability, and effective development. Values should be based on the principles of:

  • Equity
  • Solidarity
  • Participation
  • Respect for human rights
  • International Governance


  • Have indicators and statistics on the potential and actual economic wealth of the country in order to subsequently know where and how of its investments;
  • The right of appeal to the courts against the State in case of non respect of the content of the new framework by considering the objectives of development rights;
  • The obligation to produce an annual / bi-annual national report on the results that can include in its content diversity and divergence of views of all stakeholders in the country.
  • Respect and promotion of independent CSOs and its role in mobilizing for the realization of the content of the new post-2015 framework, or even put at his disposal means of action and capacity building of CSOs to be able to fulfill their role vis-à-vis the new framework;
  • A partnership framework by multi national and international actors to finance development through transparent and effective  mechanisms to ensure financing in local development sectors.

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