130529 UN Report Global partnership to eradicate poverty

130529 UN Report Global partnership to eradicate poverty
A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable
The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

United Nations Report

In July 2012 the UN Secretary General tasked a High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons to make recommendations on the development agenda beyond 2015. They consulted extensively, in every region and across many sectors, including listening to the voices and priorities of people living in poverty themselves. They benefited greatly from the regional, national and thematic consultations organised by the UN System and member states.

This report outlines their recommendations with great optimism that a transformation to end poverty through sustainable development is possible within our generation. They outline five transformational shifts, applicable to both developed and developing countries alike, including a new Global Partnership as the basis for a single, universal post-2015 agenda that will deliver this vision for the sake of humanity.

The report provides an example of how new goals and measurable targets could be framed in the wake of these transformative shifts. This list is illustrative rather than prescriptive. While views naturally differed within the panel on the exact wording of particular illustrative goals or targets they agreed that their report would be found wanting without a collective attempt to demonstrate how a simple clear agenda building on the MDGs and the Rio+20 process might be elaborated. They hope it will stimulate debate over the prioritisation that will be needed if the international community is to agree a new development framework before the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals