High-level Panel report calls for eradication of extreme poverty and sustainable development
1 Jun 2013
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- The High-level Panel of Eminent Persons appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015 presented its report “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development” on 30 May. The report sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.
The Secretary-General referred to the report as "a crucial input for the international community as it works to develop a new framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in the next two years."
The report calls for new post-2015 goals to drive five major transformational shifts: move from “reducing” to ending extreme poverty, leaving no one behind; putting sustainable development at the core of the development agenda; transforming economies to drive inclusive growth; building accountable institutions, open to all, that will ensure good governance and peaceful societies; and forging a new global partnership based on cooperation, equity and human rights.
The 27 member panel is co-chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and includes leaders from civil society, the private sector and government. The Panel aims at having open, inclusive consultations to advance the development framework beyond 2015. A stakeholder event including an interactive panel discussion on the substance and recommendations of the report was held on 31 May. The Secretary-General will draw on the report's recommendations for his own report to the UN General Assembly in September.