UNDP's Helen Clark Presented with American Priorities for the New Global Development Goals
UNDP's Administrator Helen Clark was presented with an American-perspective development report last week by the United Nations Foundation (UNF) President and CEO Kathy Calvin in Aspen, Colorado.
The report - "An American Conversation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda" - outlines US-based priorities for the post-2015 development agenda. Members of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) - a subsidiary of UNF - were answering a call-to-action from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He asked the 193 UN Member States to seek public input for a new and ambitious development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015.
The report includes a diverse audience of 1000 Americans from 12 communities across the United States who ranged from age 15 to 95; it revealed both cross cutting themes and a few surprising findings. Topics ranged from governance to climate change, and from access to key services to equality.
The input from the American communities will be collected to help the United Nations create a set of new development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals which are set to expire in 2015.
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To find out more information on the report and to get involved in your community, visit UNA-USA's website.