The UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has announced this evening that he has asked the Prime Minister, alongside President Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and President Yudhoyono of Indonesia, to co-chair the UN High Level Panel on post-Millennium Development Goals.
Welcoming the news, Prime Minister David Cameron, President Johnson-Sirleaf and President Yodhoyono said:
We are delighted to have been asked by the UN Secretary-General to co-chair the High Level Panel on the post-MDG framework on development. The Millennium Development Goals have shaped the world’s approach to international development for a generation, helping to put millions of children into school and save countless lives. We still have some way to go, but we also want to build on what has been achieved so far.
In the years since the MDGs were agreed, we have made significant progress and learned many lessons on how to reduce poverty. We now know more about the critical role that economic growth, trade, tackling corruption, effective government and open societies play in creating wealth and unlocking the potential of the poorest countries. We look forward to working together to ensure the full realization of the MDGs, and to listening to many more voices to set out an ambitious, new agenda for ending poverty in the years beyond 2015″.