On Friday, 24 July, delegates discussed follow-up and review. Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau (Kenya) noted this will be the first universal review process that includes “not just all countries, but all things.” He said this will require comprehensive systems at the national level, along with complementary regional processes and a global follow-up and review process by ministers every year, as well as by Heads of State and Government every four years.
Delegates discussed the relationship between the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and post-2015 follow-up and review processes, and whether a single follow-up and review framework is sufficient for monitoring of both processes. They also discussed the relationship between global, regional and national-level reporting, with some highlighting the potential for regional organizations and the UN regional commissions to support peer learning.
Developing countries drew attention to the need for capacity building in data collection at the national level, and the US stressed the value of capacity building in evaluation as well, so as to understand “what works.” Delegates also debated whether a common reporting format should be developed for national-level reporting processes, with some expressing concern that this may not allow sufficient space for differing national capacities and levels of development.
At the end of the day, Amb. David Donoghue (Ireland) informed delegates that a revised draft will be prepared over the weekend, and the negotiations will resume at 3:00 pm on Monday, 27 July, allowing time for Member States to consult in the morning.
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web highlights and a summary and analysis report from the 7th and 8th Sessions of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations (Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Outcome Document) which took place from 20 to 24 July and from 27 July to 2 August 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/post2015-in7-8/