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The Secretary-General's High-Level Panel of eminent persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

In July 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the 27 members of a High-level Panel to advise on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The Panel was co-chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and it includes leaders from civil society, private sector and government.

The Panel was part of the Secretary-General’s post-2015 initiative mandated by the 2010 MDG Summit. UN Member States have called for open, inclusive consultations involving civil society, the private sector, academia and research institutions from all regions, in addition to the UN system, to advance the development framework beyond 2015.

The work of the Panel reflected new development challenges while also drawing on experience gained in implementing the MDGs, both in terms of results achieved and areas for improvement.

The Panel's work was closely coordinated with that of the intergovernmental working group tasked to design Sustainable Development Goals, as agreed at the Rio +20 conference.

The High-Level Panel submitted its report containing recommendations to the Secretary-General on 30 May 2013.

The Panel

H.E. Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
H.E. Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,
President of Indonesia

Co-Chair
H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,
President of Liberia

Co-Chair
H.E. Mr. David Cameron
H.E. Mr. David Cameron,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Co-Chair
Fulbert Gero Amoussouga
Fulbert Gero Amoussouga
(Benin)
VIzabella Teixeira
Izabella Teixeira
(Brazil)
Yingfan Wang
Yingfan Wang
(China)
Maria Angela Holguin
Maria Angela Holguin
(Colombia)
Gisela Alonso
Gisela Alonso
(Cuba)
Jean-Michel Severino
Jean-Michel Severino
(France)
Horst Kohler
Horst Kohler
(Germany)
Naoto Kan
Naoto Kan
(Japan)
H.M. Queen Rania of Jordan
H.M. Queen Rania of Jordan
(Jordan)
Betty Maina
Betty Maina
(Kenya)
Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee
(India)
Andris Piebalgs
Andris Piebalgs
(Latvia)
Patricia Espinosa
Patricia Espinosa
(Mexico)
Paul Polman
Paul Polman
(Netherlands)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
(Nigeria)
Elvira Nabiullina
Elvira Nabiullina
(Russian Federation)
Graça Machel
Graça Machel
(South Africa)
Sung-Hwan Kim
Sung-Hwan Kim
(Republic of Korea)
Gunilla Carlsson
Gunilla Carlsson
(Sweden)
Emilia Pires
Emilia Pires
(Timor-Leste)
Kadir Topbaş
Kadir Topbaş
(Turkey)
John Podesta
John Podesta
(United States of America)
Tawakel Karman
Tawakel Karman
(Yemen)
SAmina J. Mohammed
Amina J. Mohammed
(ex officio)