Post 2015 Development Agenda
The 2015 deadline to the current Millennium Development Goals has led to a flurry of activities on what the post 2015 development agenda should look like. The question is not whether there will be a set of international development goals after 2015, but rather, what the proposed framework will consist of. In effect, should the MDGs be retained in their current configuration with an extended deadline? Reformulated? Or replaced by an alternative framework? Underlying all these is the question of which option is likely to have the greatest impact on poverty eradication in Africa
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme Regional Bureau for Africa have, since 2010, been jointly producing the Africa MDG Report, which has gained consensus as an advocacy tool for national governments and all stakeholders. In 2012, the thematic focus of the MDG report was on the post 2015 development agenda. This theme was a follow up to the outcome of an initial consultative processes based on a number of activities.
Since then, the partner institutions have been conducting sub-regional consultative meetings, in order to come up with an AU-mandated African Common Position on the post 2015 development agenda.
Statement by Mr. Carlos Lopes at the High Level Panel Launch on the Post 2015 Development Agenda 31 January 2013, Monrovia