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on Fri, October 19, 2012 at 08.01 pm
Civil Society Dialogue with the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

#Post2015HLP Online Outreach Statement

Contribute to a High-level Panel Consultation by 26 October 2012

The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (#Post2015HLP) will meet in London from 31 October to 2 November. This will be its first substantive meeting. It will be followed by meetings in Monrovia and Bali (dates to be confirmed). It is anticipated that the discussions of the #Post2015HLP will focus on the following substantive issues:

  • London: household poverty
  • Monrovia: national development
  • Bali: global partnerships

This online consultation space provides the opportunity for civil society and other stakeholders to input directly into the conversation of the #Post2015HLP in London as it addresses the same themes and questions the Panel will be tackling in London. The deadline for contributions is 23.59 GMT on Friday, 26 October.

Below sets out how this short and focused consultation for the London meeting fits into the broader and deeper consultation and outreach process that the #Post2015HLP is committed to undertaking over the course of its work.

What is the High-level Panel on the post-2015 Development Agenda?

The Millennium Declaration, adopted in 2000 by 189 Member States, called for globalization to become a positive force for all the world’s people, and to “spare no effort to free our fellow men, women, and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty.”

With less than three years remaining until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is imperative that development partners, policymakers and other stakeholders collaborate in ongoing efforts to accelerate progress and assess the successes and failures of the current goals, in an attempt to collectively shape and develop an inclusive and sustainable post-2015 development agenda.

As outlined in the MDGs annual report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the 66th session of the General Assembly in July 2011, “the post-2015 development framework is likely to have the best development impact if it emerges from an inclusive, open and transparent process with multi-stakeholder participation.”

The Terms of Reference of the 27 member #Post2015HLP explicitly mandates panelists and the support Secretariat to “engage and consult widely with relevant constituencies at national, regional and global levels” as they prepare their report for submission by June 2013.

The #Post2015HLP has been asked to produce a report including:

  • Recommendations on the vision and shape of a post-2015 development agenda that will help respond to the global challenges of the 21st century, building on the MDGs and with a view to ending poverty;
  • Key principles for reshaping the global partnership for development and strengthened accountability mechanisms;
  • Recommendations on how to build and sustain broad political consensus on an ambitious yet achievable post-2015 development agenda around the three dimensions of economic growth, social equality and environmental sustainability, taking into account the particular challenges of countries in conflict and post-conflict situations.

How will #Post2015HLP consult?

At the first meeting of the #Post2015HLP on the 25th of September 2012 in New York, the Panel members expressed their commitment to sustained outreach, and to meaningful and effective communication, consultation and engagement with multiple stakeholders (including governments, parliaments, civil society organizations, the business sector, academia and local communities) throughout the duration of the High-level Panel’s work.

The Panel is committed to directly engaging with stakeholders, through seeking out and taking into account the perspectives and priorities of those directly affected by poverty and injustice. This will be done through the use of social media, web platforms, face to face dialogues, public forums and other conventional and innovative means. This will complement the ongoing national, regional and thematic consultations being undertaken by the UN system, and other innovative approaches such as the Participate and MyWorld initiatives.

The #Post2015HLP members themselves will individually and collectively lead regular formal and informal outreach and consultation efforts through their rich and diverse contacts, constituencies and networks. They will be supported by the Secretariat which will create strategic on- and offline opportunities for consultations and interaction and seek to ensure that synthesized inputs are provided for the consideration of Panel members and regular updates and feedback provided to stakeholders and interest groups.

#Post2105HLP London Online Outreach (19th to 26th of October 2012)

The next meeting of the High-level Panel will be in London from 31 October to 2 November and it will focus on the issue of household poverty.

As part of the ongoing “global conversation” responses are being solicited to key framing questions the members of the #Post2015HLP will consider during the upcoming London meeting. Substantive contributions will be compiled and synthesised by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) and feed into the #Post2015HLP discussions in London.

This process is expected to be repeated for the subsequent Panel meetings where more lead-time will be given for groups to be able to develop submissions.

What can you do?

We are inviting contributions from all interested parties to respond to the key themes and framing questions which the #Post2015HLP will be considering in London. Inputs must be submitted by 26 October 2012. This will enable the preparation of a summary of key points and recommendations which will go to the #Post2015HLP and be published online in advance of a live-streamed dialogue between civil society and the #Post2015HLP taking place in London on 2 November. A consolidated report will be disseminated as well by the middle of November.

There are a total of four core questions for this consultation. To view and respond to all of the questions, please visit and scroll down to the topic boxes on 1) Human Development and 2) Jobs and Livelihoods. To contribute to this consultation, please click on each question that you are interested in addressing, and then follow the instructions for submitting your comments. When formulating your responses, please focus on:

  • What have we learned?
  • What are we asking for?
  • How does a global framework help get us there (through resources, policy change, partnerships)?


Thank you for your contributions to this consultation for the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (#Post2015HLP).



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Anonymous from
Wed, November 21, 2012 at 04.13 pm
I see no mention of environmental sustainability, yet it is in the terms of reference.

The 1992 Earth Summit recognised the interdependence of development and environment. But only one MDG focussed on environment. And now we are seeing no mention of environment, let alone other key issues such as global warming stabilisation / climate change, population stabilisation, sustainable agriculture and organic farming, and water security and sustainability.

The other elephant in the room long recognized as a barrier to sustainable development and a drain on financial resources needed for the transition to sustainable development, is Peace and Disarmament.

We need a comprehensive approach - otherwise this exercise appears more as a concession to developing countries - the minimum weakthy countries can do to relieve a little pressure - rather than a global community acting responsibly for the Common Good.

Kind Regards,
Geoff Holland
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Mon, November 5, 2012 at 06.35 am i am ring the NGO in pakistan
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Fri, October 26, 2012 at 10.34 pm

Anonymous from
Mon, October 22, 2012 at 10.40 am
May I humbly be assisted financially to attend these high level meetings, I really like the issues of Governance and would indeed contribute a lot as I am also development oriented. Shall be waiting to hear from you soon, you can get my profile from the Linkedln.


Francisca Mapitso Matsoha
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