Post 2015 Development Agenda

Retreat of the African Permanent Representatives at the UN, New York on FFD3 and SDGs - Implications for Africa's Agenda 2063 demonstrates Africa's need for links between Agenda 2063, Agenda 2030/SDGs, Climate Change and Financing for Development (held on 12th September, 2015)            UN Summit on SDGs & Agenda 2030 to be held from 25-27 September 2015            UNIDO-OSAA-AU-ECA UNGA Side event : *Operationalization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda for African Industrialization, 26 September, 18:30 to 20:00 in Conference Room 12, Secretariat building            ECA Executive Secretary to participate in High-level events during UNGA on Africa, SDGs/Industrialization/Environment/MDGs            Zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda available from                2015 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of ECOSOC 26 June to 8 July. Ministerial segment: 6-8 July:            African Stakeholders Forum on Regional Accountability Framework for Post-2015/CAP 21-23 August 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia            African Forum on Post-2015 provides elements for accountability            African Regional Forum with stakeholders eLearning and the Post-2015 Agenda in Africa, article by UNECA's Aida Opoku-Mensah, Special Advisor on Post 2015 available from            Common African Position on the post 2015 Development Agenda launched            The First high level panel on Gender equality and women's empowerment in Africa met in Abidjan, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire from 2nd to 4th October 2013, to discuss women empowerment and ensure that gender issues are fully mainstreamed into the African Common Position on the Post 2015 Development Agenda            The meeting adopted a Declaration on post 2015 that seeks to engage the international community on the critical needs of African women for the next 20 years and calls for mobilizing support for continental existing initiatives in promoting gender            First AUC HLC meeting held as side event of UN GA, New York chaired by HE Pres Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia with 4 African leaders in attendance            African Leaders attending First HLC Meeting during UN GA urged the HLC Secretariat to finalise the African Common Position for submission to the AU Summit in January 2014            The Heads of State of the HLC attending the first meeting adopted a roadmap on Africa's Post-2015 agenda and urged the secretariat to set up a technical team for the finalization of the document            Series of technical meetings to be organized in the coming week, with African Ambassadors in New York, Addis and Geneva - 25-26 and 28-29 October on finalising African Common Position            Read Pres Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf the Chair of HLC's statement to the UN GA:           

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.

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