Post 2015 Development Agenda discussed in Ankara

01 Apr 2013

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The first findings of the national consultations carried out by United Nations Turkey has been shared with the public in Evaluation of National Consultations meeting.

New Horizons - Shahid Najam, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and Kadir Topbaş, a member of High Level Panel and the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality made the opening remarks in the meeting, convened in early March.

Representatives from UN Agencies, NGOs and academicians also participated to the conference.

In the meeting, where there was a high level of participation, featured recommendations and first findings constituted during the national consultations were presented and what kind of a development agenda should we have after 2015 was discussed.

Beyond Millennium Development Goals

The world leaders came together at United Nations General Assembly in 2000 and determined eight Millenium Development Goals such as reversing the grinding poverty, hunger and disease to be achieved until 2015.

As Millenium Development Goals will expire in 2015, United Nations initiated a global process towards advancing the development agenda beyond 2015.

At this point, how and by whom the priorities of post 2015 period will be determined is a very important issue.

Therefore, all around the world, an intense consultation process has been started with governments, non-governmental organizations, universities and research institutions. Turkey is one of these countries where national consultations are being held.