The mission of the GSO is to facilitate dialogue and disseminate information on social issues in order to encourage stakeholders to engage in a broadened search for solutions and policy coherence. This service is based on a participatory process that brings all interested parties together in a neutral space to identify solutions and policies that are coherent. These solutions can then contribute to policy-making at the governmental and intergovernmental levels. Read more about the GSO here.
Announcement for a Consultation Process on Conflict of Interest in the
Scaling Up Nutrition Movement
The GSO has received a grant to implement a consultation process on Conflict of Interest issues associated with the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, a program founded and promoted on the principles that all people have a right to food and good nutrition. The GSO project addressing Conflict of Interest is being undertaken from April 2013 to February 2015. See more information here.
This follows on a successful series of interactive events in 2012 on the prevention, control and care of non-communicable diseases. The GSO hosted a 2012 Colloquium Series on Non-Communicable Diseases to enhance understanding on a collaborative multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral approach to prevention, treatment, control and care of NCDs. The Series consisted of five Colloquium Events throughout the year and culminated in the development of a framework for a plan of action on multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral collaboration on NCDs. Please read the overview report on “Lessons Learned” here. Additional background on the Colloquium Series is available here.
Joint GSO-CMBD Initiative to promote
Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration on the Post-2015 Development Goals.
Our focus is on the UN Development Agenda as the centerpiece in a process of global consultations on eleven themes. The GSO is orchestrating a series of multistakeholder dialogues to address the outcomes of the eleven consultations, with the objective of promoting a convergence in establishing the post 2015 development goals. Click here to see a powerpoint presentation from the 24 April webinar.
The GSO looks forward to new opportunities to deliver a safe, neutral space for multi-stakeholder dialogues. All are welcome to apply for GSO membership here to receive regular notices of our forthcoming events.