Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersCalendar 

Government of Sweden : Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda presents its report to Ban Ki-moon

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
05/30/2013 | 05:44pm CEST

Press release
30 May 2013
Ministry for Foreign Affairs

For almost a year now, Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson has worked on the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, mandated by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to present recommendations and proposals for the next development agenda that will replace the current Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015.

Today, the Panel launched its report, containing a number of radical proposals, and presented it to the Secretary-General. Ms Carlsson has mainly focused on issues such as democracy and effective governance, gender equality and freedom from violence - issues that are often controversial in international contexts. The Panel's report contains illustrative proposals for development goals, and all these areas are covered by goals of their own.


"We have had frank debates, and I have chosen to focus on areas that often encounter resistance around the world. I am therefore pleased that the panel was finally able to agree on strong language on, for example, political freedom, freedom from corruption and the importance of sexual and reproductive rights. It's a great victory, certainly for Sweden, but above all for people around the world living in poverty and exclusion," said Ms Carlsson.
Some of new areas for the panel's proposals are:

  • More jobs and equitable growth
  • Improved political governance and effective institutions
  • Stable and peaceful societies
  • Sustainable management of natural resources

The Panel's proposed illustrative targets also contain sub-goals such as eliminating child marriage in the world, ensuring the protection of women's right to inherit property, sign contracts, set up businesses and open bank accounts, and ensuring everyone's sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Panel would like to see the next development agenda apply to every country in the world, integrate both the issues of poverty and sustainable development into the same framework, and seek to completely eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
Minister for International Development Cooperation is available for interviews on the Panel's work and report. For more information about the Panel, visit www.post2015hlp.org or contact the Press Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation. The report will be available at government.se/mfa after 21.00 today, in connection with its release.


Contact Evin Khaffaf
Press Secretary
+46 70 283 95 97
email to Evin Khaffaf
distributed by
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news
Date Title
12:45p SCIENTIFIC ENERGY : MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (form 10-K)
12:45pDJDOW CHEMICAL : EU Clears Dow-DuPont Deal With Conditions
12:44p ACMF AUSTRALIAN CHICKEN MEAT FEDERATION : Mourns Loss of Industry President Gary Sansom AM
12:44p MERGERS : Commission clears merger between Dow and DuPont, subject to conditions
12:44p VINCO FINANCIAL : Closure of register of members
12:44p COBHAM : Financial Conduct Authority Notification
12:44p AMEC FOSTER WHEELER : Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Amec Foster Wheeler Plc
12:44p AMEC FOSTER WHEELER : Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) Amec Foster Wheeler Plc
12:44p SAPURAKENCANA PETROLEUM BERHAD : Change of Company Name - SAPURA ENERGY BERHAD
12:44p THE ABARTH LINE-UP : three new models for peerless driving satisfaction
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
14.22%UK materials testing firm Exova says gets proposals for cash offers
-3.28%Babcock agrees termination of UK nuclear decommissioning deal
2.42%FIRSTGROUP : MTR JV Wins South Western Rail Franchise
-1.40%Stagecoach Loses South Western Rail Franchise -- Market Talk
-1.84%Miner South32 to buy back $500 million of its shares
Most Read News
05:27a Once golden, Robert Rubin's hedge fund proteges lose some luster
12:08a China Southern in talks over American Airlines tie-up
03:54a Tuesday bankruptcy filing for Toshiba's Westinghouse ideal option
03/26 Toshiba shares rise after report Westinghouse may file bankruptcy Tuesday
03:24a Hyundai suspends China plant for a week amid diplomatic stand-off
Most recommended articles
03/21 UK to investigate any UK banking involvement in 'Laundromat' case
06:34a EXCLUSIVE : Shell and Anadarko mull clean break from Permian venture - executive
06:29a DOMINION DIAMOND : to explore strategic options, including sale
06:26aDJToday's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ
06:08a FTSE hits one-month low as miners, Babcock slide