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Inequality: The main challenge for post-2015 development agenda

  • Riwanto Tirtosudarmo

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 27 2013   /  11:06 am

This week is a busy week for many stakeholders in international development as they currently gather in Bali to discuss the post-2015 development agenda. The event will also evaluate the achievements of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) that will end in 2015.

Civil society groups, academics, the private sector, government officials and politicians will conduct parallel meetings that will culminate in the fourth meeting of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLPEP) in which President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, British Prime Minister David Cameron) and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are the chairs.

The Bali meeting is the final meeting of the HLPEP meetings previously conducted in New York, London and Monrovia. The panel is part of the secretary-general’s post-2015 initiative mandated by the 2010 MDG Summit.

UN member states have called for open, ...