When United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chose members for a High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden, become the only Nordic member of the Panel.
The Panel is part of the Secretary-General’s post-2015 initiative mandated by the 2010 MDG (Millennium Development Goal) Summit. Member States have called for open, inclusive consultations involving civil society, the private sector, academia and research institutions from all regions, in addition to the UN system, to advance the development agenda beyond 2015.
“I look forward to the Panel’s recommendations on a global post-2015 agenda with shared responsibilities for all countries and with the fight against poverty and sustainable development at its core,” said the UN chief.
The Panel is headed by a Troika consisting of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and United Kingdom Prime minister David Cameron
The Panel will hold its first meeting at the end of September in the margins of the annual highlevel debate of the UN General Assembly. It is expected to submit a report to the SecretaryGeneral in the first half of 2013.