Participation of the civil society in the Third Meeting of the High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

Monrovia, Liberia – January 28 -30, 2013

Tuesday 22 January 2013

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Date: January 22.

Type: Communiqué.

Theme: Civil society and Post 2015 Agenda.

The United Nations Secretary General designated, in July 2012, a Panel with High Level Personalities with the mission of debating, consult and proposing objective and independent recommendations on what should be the international development framework after the deadline in 2015 for the Millennium Development Goals. The Panel was formed by 27 members including Heads of State, Ministers, former ministers and independent experts. The Panel is chaired by the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the Lady President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The High Level Panel has met twice, the first time was in New York on September 25, 2012 and the second in London on October 31, 2012. The third meeting of the High Level Panel will take place from January 30 to February 2, 2013 in Monrovia, Liberia.

OBJETIVES.

The third meeting of the High Level Panel has, inter alia, the following objectives:

- To discuss main strategies the Panel should apply and the criteria regarding priorities for the Post 2015 Agenda.

- To identify the engines for economic transformation that deserves to be examined in the future world framework.

- To share experiences and results from previous consultations with interested parties and with members of the High Level Panel.

- To draw a balance of the Post 2015 Agenda based on the debates held in New York and in London as well as the contributions coming from other Panel members, so that the Monrovia meeting will be able to undertake preparatory work.

- To identify themes and precise problems to be debated during the fourth High Level Panel meeting to take place in Bali, Indonesia during March 2013.

THEMES

The meeting will be organized around a main theme “National Components for a Sustainable Prosperity”, focusing its attention on the economic transformation. Debat issues will be:

(i) Engines and hurdles in economic transformation (ii) Fair and viable results (iii) Role of the private sector (iv) Governance and consolidation of institutions, focusing on weak states and those affected by conflicts. Special interest will be granted to the African perspectives and positions.

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