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Post-2015 High-Level Panel Announced

Yesterday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the 26 civil society, private sector and government leaders who will serve on a High-Level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015. President Yudoyono of Indonesia, President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom will serve as co-chairs. The panel’s first meeting will be at the end of September, and it will submit a report to the Secretary-General in the first half of 2013.

“I have asked my High-level Panel to prepare a bold yet practical development vision to present to Member States next year,” said Ki-moon. “I look forward to the Panel’s recommendations on a global post-2015 agenda with shared responsibilities for all countries and with the fight against poverty and sustainable development at its core.” 

Following agreements reached at the Rio+20 Conference, the Panel will work closely with the intergovernmental working group tasked to design Sustainable Development Goals. Reports of both groups will be reviewed by Member States.

To coincide with the announcement of the Panel members, civil society organizations have launched the "World We Want" platform. Beyond 2015, Global Call to Action Against Poverty and post-2015 UN Civil Society partners are coordinating the platform in order to ensure that the needs and perspectives of civil society are listened to as the post-2015 process develops.  Civil society organizations are encouraged to sign up on the site, and add their voice to the conversation.

For more information on the post-2015 High Level Panel, including the full list of members, click here. For more information about the post-2015 process, click here.

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