High Level Panel report emphasises the need to unify global goals with national plans for sustainable development
The UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post-2015 has recently launched its report entitled ‘A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development’. The report states that a universal post-2015 agenda should be driven by several transformative shifts, including ‘putting sustainable development at the core’, and provides an example of how new goals and measurable targets could be framed in the wake of these transformative shifts.
The report also states reiterates that the post-2015 agenda must enable every nation to realise its own hopes and plans, emphasising that the Millennium Development Goals have only been effectively executed when locally-owned and embedded in national plans as national targets. It suggests that national level targets could be defined in consultation with a range of different national-level stakeholders and is an ‘opportunity for governments to ensure access of citizens to public information that can be used as the basis of national strategies and plans.’ This would therefore suggest that NCSDs, where present, could have a major role to play in assisting with these consultation process and other tasks that will enable the creation of national targets that will help all countries to collectively achieve new global sustainable development goals for post-2015.
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