Today the U.N. Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda concluded its three day meeting at the United Nations in New York.
The Panel’s discussions were frank, productive and characterized by a strong unity of purpose. The meeting reiterated the imperative need for a renewed Global Partnership that enables a transformative, people-centered and planet-sensitive development agenda, realized through the equal partnership of all stakeholders. The Panel reaffirmed its vision to end extreme poverty in all its forms in the context of sustainable development and to have in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all.
The Secretary-General visited the Panel during its discussions. He expressed his full respect and confidence in the ongoing work of the independent Panel and its three co-Chairs. He also commended the Panel for the inclusive and transparent approach adopted in its work and encouraged Panel members to maintain the already high level of ambition right through to the finish.
The Panel made good progress in considering its report. The Panel looks forward to its final meeting when it will deliver the report to the United Nations Secretary-General on the 30th of May as requested.
— 15 May 2013