A recent opinion piece by Shailey Hingorani (Advocacy Coordinator at Save the Children) and Rohan Mukherjee (doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University) discusses the need for India to get more involved in the post-2015 process.
The authors suggest three ways that the country could do this:
“First, the Ministry of External Affairs — the government’s first point of contact with the U.N. — should urgently consult the relevant line ministries and State governments and commission a white paper on its own recommendations that can then be deliberated in the public sphere. Second, to be genuinely inclusive, the government should go beyond traditional civil society to engage faith-based groups, trade unions and people’s movements in any discussion on development frameworks. Third, India should work towards building collaborations with other similarly placed countries in the international negotiations.”