In a series of three meetings, one in each of the host countries, the panel will hear from local charities, community groups, businesses and development experts as form their priorities for a post 2015 agenda.
Beyond the meetings themselves, the panel wants to hear from individuals, inviting citizens to have their say. There are two key ways to get involved:
MY World – take a quick global survey of the key issues
The third and final talks in Bali, Indonesia have come to a close with the co-chairs reiterating their focus on ending extreme poverty as well as highlighting the importance of an inclusive process.
In their concluding statement, the co-chairs said:
We agreed on the need for a renewed Global Partnership that enables a transformative, people-centred and planet-sensitive development agenda which is realised through the equal partnership of all stakeholders.
Our vision is 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.
In particular, the panel picked out the importance of governance, environmental protection and sustainability, financing for development and data as key areas to address ahead of their final recommendations.
The final regional meeting of the High Level Panel is taking place in Bali, Indonesia this week. It is the last round of talks before the group is set to convene in New York and share its proposals with the UN in May this year.
Video: Follow the course of the post 2015 discussions so far
Development Secretary Justine Greening is attending the latest talks which are set to focus on the issue of global partnerships, following the previous sessions on economic transformation and poverty reduction.
In the run up, Ms Greening met with delegates from the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. In separate meetings in Bali over the weekend, she called for action to improve tax systems in developing countries as well as greater collaboration with the private sector on development.
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The High Level Panel completed their talks in Monrovia, Liberia with a promise to keep a tight focus on ending extreme poverty whilst helping to build continued prosperity for all with a ‘people-centered’ agenda.
In their concluding statement, the co-chairs said:
“Our vision and our responsibility is 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. We seek to make gains in poverty eradication irreversible.
“This is a global, people-centered and planet-sensitive agenda to address the universal challenges of the 21st century: promoting sustainable development, supporting job-creating growth, protecting the environment and providing peace, security, justice, freedom and equity at all levels”
British Prime Minister David Cameron is co-chairing the UN’s High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, which is meeting in Monrovia, Liberia this week for its latest round of talks.
The three areas of focus for the latest discussions are social equity, environmental sustainability and economic transformation.
Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia said:
“We are honoured by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s appointment to Co-Chair the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons, to listen to the voices of the hundreds of millions of Africans and countless others from around the planet.
“Through robust consultations, we are hearing what the world considers a reasoned, practical development agenda that can successfully eliminate the myriad dimensions of poverty by 2015 and beyond.”
With the spotlight on Africa, local citizens are being encouraged to add their ideas via the Ask Africa Now website. At a global level, individuals are invited to take the MY World survey to choose their priorities for a better world.
The HLP held its first meeting at the end of September 2012 in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, but this is the first of three discussions on poverty eradication to be hosted in the countries of the HLP’s three co-chairs - the British Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian President Sirleaf and Indonesian President Yudhoyono.
This week the HLP panellists will have the opportunity to engage with leading international experts on development to consider how key issues including justice, transparency and accountability could be addressed in a new international framework.
This meeting of the Panel in London will last three days and is an opportunity to listen and discuss key issues and views.
31 October will be a day of seminars for panel members to engage with leading international experts and discuss how a new international framework could drive poverty eradication. It will focus on issues such as transparency, access to justice and personal security, which are key to lead to sustained prosperity.
1 November will be a full day of discussions among panel members of issues related to individual and household level poverty, including a particular focus on human development including jobs and livelihoods.
2 November stakeholders from civil society, youth and the private sector will be able to engage panellists to set out their views on what key issues should be prioritised in a new development framework.