A High-level Panel of Eminent Persons was appointed by the Secretary-General to advise him on the post-2015 process. The Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on post-2015 convenes from July 2012 to provide recommendations on possible components of a post-2015 UN development agenda, as well as to contribute to the overall political process.
The discussions of the Panel in Bali focused on Partnership and Cooperation for Development, with a focus on strategies for implementation and opportunities to shape a global consensus on the new development agenda.
During the meeting, it was agreed on the need for a renewed Global Partnership that enables a transformative, people centered and planet sensitive development agenda which is realized through the equal partnership of all stakeholders. It was also recognized that such partnership should be based on the principals of equity, sustainability, solidarity, respect for humanity and shared responsibilities in accordance with respective capabilities. Their vision is to end extreme poverty in all its forms in the context of sustainable development and to having placed the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all.
The Panel recognized the need to promote a single and coherent post 2015 development agenda which integrates economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. It was also acknowledged that it is essential that all post 2105 intergovernmental processes and outcomes, including the Rio+20 outcomes and follow-up, are coherent and mutually reinforcing.
Acknowledging the many other international and regional initiatives that will take forward these issues, the Panel highlighted key areas on which progress is needed to achieve their post 2015 vision:
Reshaped and revitalized global governance and partnerships
Protection of the global environment
Sustainable Production and Consumption
Strengthened means of implementation
Data availability and better accountability in measuring progress
For more information and to read the complete Communiqué visit the High Level Panel website.
Source: High-Level Panel of eminent persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
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