In July 2012 the UN Secretary General announced the names of 27 people drawn from developing and developed nations, government, civil society and the private sector. This group was to make up the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post 2015 Development Planning (HLP) and were tasked by the SG “…prepare a bold yet practical development vision to present to Member States” in September 2013.
10 months later, on May 30th 2013, the Panel presented their report to Secretary General after extensive consultations with civil society, government, the private sector, academia and foundations.
Does it meet the expectations arising from the thousands of consultations that took place in Africa and around the world? On June 6th, join the debate!
- 6th June – (9am – 1pm East Africa Time) In-depth Expert Discussion on the Post-2015 High Level Panel Report
The UN Millennium Campaign and UNDP are holding an expert roundtable to draw out the main issues arising from the report – does it meet the expectations arising from the thousands of consultations that took place in Africa and around the world? How does the report focus on the structural transformation necessary in Africa and beyond needed to tackle the causes of wide inequalities and the endemic poverty they produce? How do the report’s recommendations build on the successes of the MDGs and challenge their shortcomings?
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- 6th June – (4pm – 6pm East Africa Time). After the Post-2015 High Level Panel Report: Responses from Around the World
Will the HLP Report live up to the hype? Will its recommendations meet the aspirations of the many groups and individuals who have contributed to the debate around post-2015, and will it chart a politically effective way forward for governments? This event provides a global audience with a chance to discuss the report with each other and with two key panel members.
This event will be held simultaneously in London, Nairobi, Dhaka and Bogotá. In each location, an audience and speakers will discuss the report with each other and with participants in the other locations, to provide a global response. In Nairobi, Betty Maina, Chief Executive of the Kenyan Association of Manufacturers, and member of the HLP, will present the report and answer questions. In London, Amina Mohammed, the Secretary General’s special advisor on post-2015 and ex officio member of the HLP, will offer her reflections on the report. As well as responding to the HLP report, the event will provide an opportunity to consider its implications for the intergovernmental negotiations on post-2015 goals in the Open Working Group, and the lead up to the UN special event on the MDGs and post-2015 in September 2013.
Where: UN Complex – Gigiri, Nairobi Conference Room 4
When: Thursday June 6th 2013. 4pm – 6pm (local time)
Follow this event in live streaming on: http://www.odi.org.uk/