The UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda just released its second report ‘A renewed global partnership for development’ on 26 March. The team is now following up with a live chat on Facebook on 4 April, offering the online community an exclusive opportunity to discuss key findings and to engage with the authors of the report.
“The international community is determined to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015. At the same time, we must prepare for what happens after that deadline. And for this, a renewed global partnership for development will be crucial,” said Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in DESA, encouraging the online community to join the upcoming chat on 4 April.
The point of departure for this live event is the second report of the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, ‘A renewed global partnership for development’, which provides a set of recommendations on the potential format and dimensions of a global partnership for the post-2015 era, including the establishment of robust mutual accountability systems.
The global partnership for development, as crystallized in Millennium Development Goal 8, has played a crucial role in galvanizing international support for development. But the world today is not the same as it was in 2000. Many pressing issues of a global nature have emerged in recent years, which require true collective action from all countries to create an enabling environment for development.
Such a renewed global partnership for development to underpin any post-2015 development agenda must be broader in scope and deeper than the current one. While existing commitments, as reflected in MDG 8 remain highly relevant, new thinking is needed on how to reflect pressing development challenges and how to bring together the large number of stakeholders engaged in development cooperation. In order to ensure coherence and effective coordination a robust mutual accountability mechanism will be needed at all levels.
The team that coordinated the report is looking forward to engaging with the online community and to answering questions on the key messages from the report. The chat will take place on DESA’s Facebook page on Thursday 4 April from 9:00 to 11:00 am EDT.
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