Support for the MDG Advocacy Group

Contract partner: UNDESA - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 50.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2010 End: 31.12.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

The MDG Advocacy Group is an initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. Its objective is to generate greater awareness and momentum beyond the UN community on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to support the Secretary-General's efforts to make the 2010 MDG Summit in autumn 2010 a success.

The MDG Advocacy Group is composed of eminent personalities actively engaged in promoting the achievement of the MDGs. The Group is co-chaired by two Heads of State/Government and includes a former Head of State as well as prominent individuals from the private, policy and philanthropic sectors.

Activities will include among others organising local, regional and global meetings, including a high-level event at the MDG Summit itself. One outcome of the first meeting should be the adoption of a Work Plan for global regional and individual advocacy and outreach initiatives that convey the urgency of accelerating progress towards the 2015 targets.

The activities of the MDG Advocacy Group will be supported by the MDG Task Team. Additionally a small Secretariat will be set up as support for the MDG Advocacy Group. It will be located in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

project number 2653-00/2010
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.