Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Looking past the MDGs towards a new global agenda

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Members of the High-Level panel discuss the future global agenda. Photo credit: Kristoffer Sorbo

The deadline to meet the Millennium Developmental Goals is only three years away, causing many UN officials to reflect. The ability to achieve these goals is still a matter of much debate, as countries who have pledged help are now falling short of in their promises.

However, the question raised during this year’s General Assembly is the matter of what should be done once the deadline has been reached and the goals (ideally) met? This was the matter at hand for the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda held at UNHQ on September 25.
Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Japan, the panel was composed of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina J. Mohammed, and led by Minister of Foreign Affairs in Japan Koichiro Gemba. While there was importance placed on the fulfillment of the MDGs by the allotted time, the event was meant to invite high-level stakeholders, NGOs, and private foundations to discuss and establish a new global agenda, hopefully to be built upon the success of the MDGs...

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