U.N. High-Level Panel On Post-2015 Development Goals Agrees To ‘End Extreme Poverty,’ U.K. PM Cameron Says
A U.N. “High-Level Panel on a post-2015 global development agenda wrapped up [Wednesday] with consensus emerging on how to make a more equitable world, said British Prime Minister David Cameron in his role as co-chair of the body,” the U.N. News Centre reports. Cameron said the panel, including co-chairs “President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, ‘nailed our colors to the mast with one clear overarching aim — end extreme poverty in our world,'” the news service notes. “A statement released after the conclusion of the three-day meeting said the panel reiterated ‘the imperative need for a renewed global partnership that enables a transformative, people-centered and planet-sensitive development agenda, realized through the equal partnership of all stakeholders,'” the news service writes, noting, “The panel is due to present its report on 30 May to the Secretary-General, who participated in [the] discussions.” In a separate meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “Ban thanked Mr. Cameron for his leadership and his support to the United Nations on several issues, including Somalia, Mali, Syrian refugees, the impressive level of U.K. development assistance, and the U.N.-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,” the U.N. News Centre adds (5/15).