Post-2015 Agenda: Unprecedented global discussions about development priorities start in 100 countries15 January 2013
National consultations capturing development priorities are underway in 66 member states, and the United Nations works with governments to expand the list of countries to 100, according to representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, and World Health Organizations (WHO).
The consultations are part of an unprecedented global consultation which aims to build consensus between people, communities, cities, countries and stakeholders such as people with disabilities or youth - groups that usually don’t participate in multilateral negotiations - on what are in their view key development priorities.
“In Zambia, a meeting is organized today in Lusaka by the UN country team on health, with local civil society organizations,” said Olav Kjorven, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Bureau for Development policy at UNDP. “Since November 2012, 12 workshops have been completed in the Amazon region of Loreto in Peru, involving children, youth women, and grassroots leaders.”