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Jakarta Post

New committee to help SBY with post-MDG aims

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 18 2012   /  09:17 am

The government is forming a committee to support President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) in his duty as a cochair of the UN High Panel on the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG), an official says.

The committee would include the country’s best MDG experts as well as officials related to post-2015 development, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, the head of the Presidential Working Unit for Supervision and Management of Development ( UKP4 ), said.

“The committee will help the President compile thoughts and ideas in relation to the UN High Panel,” Kuntoro told The Jakarta Post, adding that he could not disclose the members of the committee, pending the President’s approval.

The forum has been tasked to advise on the developments after the MDGs expiration in 2015 and to draft Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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