Read full article on The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/sep/25/replacing-millennium-development-goals?newsfeed=true
Stakes are high for UN panel replacing millennium development goals
The UN panel starting work on a post-2015 development vision faces huge pressure to cover issues left out of the original goals, to decide who to consult and how to set measurable targets
The post-MDG process will officially begin on Tuesday, when a UN-appointed committee of international political big-shots will meet for the first time in New York. Led by the UK prime minister David Cameron, Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the 26-member committee has been assigned the task of creating a "development vision" to replace the MDGs after they expire.
"The stakes are very, very high," says Ben Leo, global policy director of the anti-poverty organisation, One Campaign. "Not just in terms of money, but also how much time and energy is going to be spent on monitoring and implementing these goals – and creating additional political momentum over the next 10 to 15 years."...