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New Monterrey Consensus Could Lay Foundation For Emerging Powers’ Full Participation In Post-2015 Agenda

Huffington Post: A New Development Framework for Emerging Powers
Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health

“…[W]ith the Millennium Development Goals approaching their due date in 2015, important discussions are heating up in capitals around the world about what will come next. … Perhaps it is time for a new Monterrey Consensus to define the principles and framework for the engagement of emerging powers in development. This new consensus would not replace the sound principles of the current agreement, but would identify the unique role of an important group of important countries — membership in which will grow over time — within that framework. … As the first Monterrey Consensus laid the lasting foundations for a new approach to development, round two could establish the framework for the productive engagement of emerging powers. It is only with the full participation and leadership of these countries that we can achieve a harmonious, sustainable world in the post-MDG era” (1/8).