High-level Panel presents report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

On 30 May 2013, the Secretary-General received a landmark report from the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a 27-member group of eminent persons established a year earlier to provide recommendations on advancing the development framework beyond the target date for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

Accepting the report, the Secretary-General praised the Panel for its inclusive approach and extensive consultations over the past year. He welcomed the Panel’s recognition that the post-2015 development agenda should be universal, applying to North and South alike, and be infused with a spirit of partnership based on equity, cooperation and mutual accountability. The Secretary-General stated that the Report is an important milestone and provides a substantial contribution to the post-2015 debate as Member States continue their deliberations on a new development agenda.

Ban Ki-moon commended the transformative shifts identified by the Report, specifically the call to put sustainability at the centre of the post-2015 development agenda. He emphasized that sustainability is not just an environmental matter, but an approach that would integrate the economic, social and environmental dimensions of development, as agreed at the Rio + 20 Conference. The Secretary-General welcomed the attention to youth, as well as to inclusive growth and employment creation. The Secretary-General also welcomed the Report’s recognition that peace, human rights, rule of law and good governance are core foundations for development

The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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