PM co-chairs UN High Level Panel
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PM is co-chairing the panel which is shaping the future of international development.
The Prime Minister is co-chairing the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel which is meeting in London.
It is meeting to discuss what should replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in September, the Prime Minister called for the Panel to produce a bold and ambitious plan to eradicate poverty and to put in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all. He also stressed the need for countries to maintain focus and pressure on meeting the MDGs over the next three years to 2015.
The Prime Minister said:
I have been asked to co-chair the High Level Panel to build one of our greatest achievements with the Millennium Development Goals.
Britain takes this very seriously.
I am convinced that we need to focus more than ever on the building blocks that take countries from poverty to prosperity. The absence of conflict and corruption. The presence of property rights and the rule of law. We should never forget that for many in the world the closest relative of poverty is injustice.
Development has never been just about aid or money, but I am proud that Britain is a country that keeps its promises to the poorest in the world.
Catch up with the latest from the High Level Panel as the meeting progresses below: