By Caitlin O’Donnell (Posted: June 10, 2013)
On 30 May 2013, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations’ Secretary-General, received a landmark report from the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Established by the Secretary-General in 2012, the 27-member Panel is co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron.
The report outlines a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.
The report calls for “a fundamental shift – to recognize peace and good governance as a core element of wellbeing, not an optional extra” and proposes that transparent and accountable governance be one of five cornerstones in the mission to end world poverty and reduce inequality.
Read the report: http://www.un.org/sg/management/beyond2015.shtml