The 2013 CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report 2013 recently warned that “international development efforts are being undermined by the rising tide of legal restrictions, funding cuts and violence faced by civil society around the world”. In a public debate convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) and the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, representatives from developed and developing countries discussed the links between an enabling environment for civil society and the successful implementation and integration of key global development agendas. This debate and similar discussions about the contribution of civil society to sustainable development take place at a critical time for global negotiations on the post-2015 development framework, the post-Rio+20 Sustainable Development Goals and the follow-up to the 2011 Busan 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. The State of Civil Society Report argues that new post-2015 international development goals should include an aim of improving the 'enabling environment' for civil society, so that other goals of poverty reduction, conflict prevention and inequality are not undermined. Citizen’s participation in decision making is a prerequisite for democratic governance, agree the participants in the My World global survey that is currently opened to people from around the world to voice their opinions and help shape the global development agenda post 2015. Along with goals such as poverty eradication, better education for all and improved health services, people vote for “honest and responsive government” as a priority development goal.