Oral statement to Parliament

Andrew Mitchell: UN High Level Panel

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

UN Secretary-General appoints High-level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda

UN Secretary-General appoints High-level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda

In response to the UN Secretary-General’s announcement, International Developmemt Secretary Andrew Mitchell said:
 
“Britain is delighted that the UN’s High Level Panel has been launched. Given its rich expertise and diversity, it is in a unique position to set out a bold new agenda to eradicate global poverty.
 
“The Prime Minister will work with his two co-chairs and the panellists to lead an inclusive and transparent process which draws on the views and experiences of citizens, businesses, aid agencies and countries across the world.
 
“This will need to build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals but also respond to the new global challenges of the 21st century by helping economies and societies to flourish and to free the poorest countries from poverty for good.”