EU launch of UN High-level panel report on Development agenda after 2015
EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs today attend an event to present in Brussels the UN High-level panel (HLP) report on the development agenda after 2015, once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their target date.
Co-organised by the European Commission and the NGO Concord, the event will bring together members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the HLP and about 60 representatives from the civil society, as well as other EU institutions. Commissioner Piebalgs will present the UN panel’s findings and recommendations, which set out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and ensure sustainable development of the planet. The HLP recognized the need for a single agenda embodying these two strands.
Building on the lessons learned from the current MDGs and taking into account the follow up of the Rio+20 outcome, the Panel makes it clear that the post-2015 framework should address the whole range of root causes of poverty and unsustainable development, including equality, equity, human rights, peace and stability.
For more details on the report, click here: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-477_en.htm