The UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Post 2015 conducted its third meeting in Monrovia from 30 January to 1 February 2013. The theme: "National Building Blocks for Sustained Prosperity". Panel members discussed development, economic transformation and national growth. Civil society activists met for two days prior to the high level panel, before presenting its recommendations to the panel members.
A lot has been written about this meeting -- and if you've been following the process, you likely received dozens of emails about it. On this post, we aim to share some of the key analysis, documents and resources. We hope this will be useful to campaigners as we continue to lobby and mobilise for The World We Want.
Civil society activists meeting in Monrovia ahead of a meeting of the U.N.' Secretary-General's High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda have sent a clear message of hope to world leaders:
“Our people are not waiting for charity! They want to claim their right to participate.”
The theme of the third High Level Panel (HLP) meeting -- set against the background of the African continent which for the past two decades has experienced a paradox of increased poverty, maternal death, hunger and malnutrition in the face of economic growth -- is "National Building Blocks for Sustained Prosperity".
We have come along way and hope we can reflect on the collective effort and the unity displayed thus far, however, the journey has just began. With regional and global consultation in full swing, we must be alert and strategic to ensuring the voices that matter shape the outcome/post 2015 framework thus the need to push and trigger the national consultation couldn't be more greater.