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(Message from Antonio Tujan, Jr., IBON International Director)

Dear Everyone,

As of Friday, the CPDE based on the draft paper was endorsed by the BetterAid CG with comments forwarded to the new governance body of the CPDE. In doing so, the Coordinating Group of BetterAid signifies its agreement to the creation of a new open platform for development effectiveness engagement bringing together other platforms and CSOs initiatives, most especially the Open Forum.

Civil Society leaders and representatives launched the new CSO Platform Post-Busan, The CSO Partership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), after the First Global Council Meeting of CPDE in Nairobi, Kenya last 8-9 December 2012.

A year after the High Level Forum IV in Busan, South Korea, civil society are re-organizing to effectively engage with stakeholders and face new challenges under the framework of the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. A day after the First GPEDC Steering Committee Meeting in London, CSOs will meet in Nairobi to launch CPDE - the CSO Platform Post-Busan

A year after the High Level Forum IV on Aid Effectiveness was held in Busan, the Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) will meet to determine priorities of the Global Partnership under the new framework of the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (BPd). This meeting, set for London on 5-6 December 2012 will be the first since the GPEDC took over from the work of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (WP-Eff) last June 2012. BetterAid Co-Chairs Antonio Tujan, Jr.

The Pacific sub-regional consultation on CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) kicked off in Nadi, Fiji with an address by Tony Tujan, IBON International Director and Asia Pacific Convener and Co-Chair of the Group of 13 (CPDE Steering Group) global civil society representatives developing a new architecture for a unified global CSO structure that is country focused and constituency based.