High-Level Consultation Set to Shape a Collective Vision of Africa’s post-2015 Development Agenda
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in collaboration with the African Union, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and UNDP will hold the final Africa-wide Consultation on the Post 2015 Development Agenda and Review of Africa’s Progress on Reaching the MDGs, in Hammamet, Tunisia from 11-14 March 2013.
The Consultation on Post 2015 Development Agenda (March 11-12) will bring together selected ministers and key policy makers, eminent persons, members of the High Level Panel on Post 2015, civil society coalitions, parliamentarians, private sectors, youth organizations, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and parliamentarians in Africa to build a collective vision of Africa’s development Agenda after the 2015 Millennium Development Goals deadline.
The sessions on March 13-14 will focus on validating the 2013 draft report on “Africa’s progress report toward MDGs” which is being produced by the four institutions i.e. ECA, AU, AfDB and UNDP.
The Media is kindly invited to attend and cover both events.
Two sub-regional consultative meetings have already been held last year on Post 2015 Development Agenda. The first was in Mombasa on October 1-2, 2012. The second was from December 10-11, 2012 in Dakar.
This third and final consultative meeting will include panel discussions and several breakout sessions on key development issues identified in the previous consultations, such as inclusive and sustainable growth, human development and education and technological innovation.
The objectives of the events are:
• Broaden consensus in Africa, on the post-2015 development agenda drawing on the views and contribution of all stakeholders;
• Review the outcomes of the two sub-regional consultations;
• Facilitate convergence between the post 2015 agenda and the Rio +20 principles of economic, social and environmental sustainability;
• Propose key elements, issues and recommendations that will inform the continent’s common position on post 2015 development agenda;
The outcome of these consultations will be presented to African heads of state and government for endorsement and subsequent presentation to the United Nations as Africa’s common position on Post 2015 Development Agenda.