RI Global in the News: Post 2015 MDGs High Level Panel Report

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Some 5,000 people, many of them from civil society, were consulted from around the world and their thoughts became the building blocks for the High Level Panel Report described as “bold and practical” that was presented at the ECOSOC chamber of the United Nations on 31 May 2013. Rehabilitation International was among the members of civil society which witnessed the event.

Michael Anderson, Co-Chair of the Panel, in his remarks said the post-2015 MDGs has a universal agenda with five transformative shifts to end poverty in 2030, as follows: (1) leaves no one behind (2) sustainable development (3) transform economies for jobs (4) accountable institutions (5) forge partnerships.

Samuel Jackson from Liberia and member of the Panel, stated that the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will adopt a radical approach to tackling inequalities. One way to do this “is to effect economic transformation that goes beyond the classic definition of development. It has to be one that ensures promoting sustainable outcomes that take into consideration environmental concerns and ensure sustainable patterns of production and consumption, including the building of a middle class in countries.

Yanuar Nugroho, member of the Panel from Indonesia, called for the international community to work towards inclusivity and inter-community partnerships that include listening to a large number of stakeholders and taking their thoughts into account.

Amina Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on the MDGs, stressed that the post 2015 agenda is no longer just about the North and the South but about universality. It includes issues such as inequality, migration, conflict, lack of jobs and many others which were non-existent when the first MDGs were set in 2000. She said that SG Ban Ki-Moon wants the Report to be a reference point for the “transformational journey”, a shift from North to South towards “universality”.

Questions to the members of the Panel were asked, moderated by Femi Oke of CNN.


RI Global: Founded in 1922, Rehabilitation International (RI Global) is a worldwide network promoting the rights and inclusions of persons with disabilities (PwDs) through advocacy, habilitation and rehabilitation to achieve an inclusive world in which all people can enjoy full human rights.

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