CSO FfD GROUP’S LETTER TO CHALLENGE THE CURRENT ATTEMPTS BY UN ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE (UNECE) TO DEFINE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPPs)
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We, members of the CSO Financing for Development (FfD) Group (including the Women’s Working Group on FfD), object to the work currently taking place at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to generate international public-private partnership (PPP) standards. We believe this important global policy framework should not be decided by a regional economic commission, even with participation by other UN Member States and constituencies. Decisions on international standards can only be legitimately taken within global, democratic and inclusive intergovernmental settings – where all countries have an equal seat at the table – and with the meaningful participation of civil society. The FfD Follow-up Forum would thus be the most suitable locus for this process to legitimately take place.