Global consultations have been held, people’s voices have been heard, numerous papers and reports have been published – but what can we realistically expect as the world’s leaders soon gather in New York to advance the international development agenda beyond 2015?
As global challenges mount, so do the expectations on the international community to come together and agree on a responsive framework that accelerates development efforts. There is no shortage of analyses and recommendations on how to move forward and tackle the critical problems of our time. But the big question remains – is there enough political will and courage to forge a new global partnership which is rooted in justice, environmental responsibility, and dignity for all?
This seminar will address the intergovernmental process on the next development agenda, looking ahead to the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly which opens in a few weeks. Analyzing the major pitfalls and opportunities for agreement, the seminar will take stock of the complex landscape of positions, agendas and alliances among the world’s nations and peoples;
What outcomes can we expect from the deliberations? What will be most difficult to agree on?
What will be required in order to move from visions to action?
What are the next steps in the multilateral process and how can member states, civil society and other actors impact?
The seminar will also discuss UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s new report on the next development agenda, “A Life of Dignity for All” as well as other recently released Post-2015/SDG related reports. We will also touch upon the forthcoming report of the MDG Gap Task Force, which monitors global development commitments under MDG 8.
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