The world gathers in South Africa to discuss the role of Governance in the Post-2015 Development Framework

20 February 2013 | Uncategorized

Pretoria - The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have targets to be met by 2015. In an unprecedented participatory process coordinated by the United Nations, people across the globe are consulting on the future global development framework post-2015. 

From 28 February to 1 March 2013, the African Union’s Pan-African Parliament (PAP) will host opinion leaders, representatives from the grassroots, civil society organizations, academia, and parliamentarians from across the globe, at the final meeting of the Global Thematic Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015 Development Framework.

Co-led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), delegates will discuss the potential contribution of governance and accountability to a new global development paradigm underpinned by human rights principles and standards.

The event will be preceded by a series of pre-meetings, also to be attended by former African Heads of States from 24 to 27 February. These meetings will highlight progress being made by African countries in democracy-building, strengthening regional governance processes and developing a bold vision of the “Africa We Want Post-2015”.

The Global consultation on Governance will conclude with a report that will contribute to international discussions on the post-2015 development framework. Visit http://www.worldwewant2015.org/governance for more information.

What:                   Pre-Meetings and Global Thematic Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015

Development framework (all meetings are open to the media)

When:                 Sunday 24th February to Friday 1st March 2013

Where:                Pan-African Parliament, Gallagher Estate, Midrand (Johannesburg)

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