Sabtu, 02 Februari 2013 - 09:17 WIB
Day 2 SBY Africa Tour: Co-Chairing the Third UN HLP Meeting for Post 2015 Develoment Agenda
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- Dibaca: 1240 kali



On the 1st February 2013, at the Monrovia Grand Royal Hotel, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono joined President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Prime Minister David Cameron in chairing the third UN High Level Panel Meeting.  The meeting lasted from 9am in the morning and running to 430pm concluding with a joint press statement.  Each of the leaders chaired one session, with President SBY chairing the session "National Building Blocks for Sustained Prosperity".  This HLP  Meeting also produced a Monrovia Communique

During the discussion on "Defining the Shape of the Post-2015 Development Agenda", President SBY delivered views not only on behalf of Indonesia but for the developing countries.

"Let me begin with the elements of the post-2015 Development Agenda. We believe that the agenda should include at least five key elements.

"First, the agenda should have a new and compelling narrative.

"Second, it should have a focused framework of global goals.

"Third, it should articulate the development priorities that are not outlined in a goals framework.

"Fourth, it should articulate implementation mechanisms in order to drive action and mobilize resources.

"Fifth, it should have a framework for monitoring and reviewing progress.

"And sixth, it should endorse the principles of a new development compact and development finance.

"​With regards to the principles of the new development agenda, First, we must focus on ending poverty while promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

"Second, we must advance the prospect of resource mobilization. We must also ensure efficient development and use of technology, policy reform, knowledge exchange, and capacity building.

"Third, a new post-2015 development agenda should be able to tackle future challenges and seize the available opportunities.

"Fourth, a new post-2015 development agenda should be universally applicable. It shoudl also reflect new partnership between states and non-states actors.

"Fifth, progress of a new post-2015 development agenda should be reviewed every 5 years.

"Sixth, a new post-2015 development agenda should promote clear accountability.

"And seventh, a new post-2015 development agenda should recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. It should provide sufficient policy space for every country, in line with their unique situation and specific needs" SBY stated in his intervention

On the priorities of a post-2015 development agenda, SBY stated that there should be four key priorities.

"​First, the agenda should continue to focus on eradicating extreme poverty—the main objective of the MDGs, with a strong emphasis on human development. This includes extreme poverty and hunger, education, health, and equality for girls and women.

"Second, it should address the causes of poverty and put in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity. This includes infrastructure, jobs creation, equal opportunities, social protection, accountability, justice, and freedom from violence.

"Third, it should promote a model of development that is sustainable. A model that recognizes and addresses the challenges of climate change, resource scarcity and environmental sustainability.

"And fourth, it should redefine the partnership on development between governments of all countries, the private sectors, and civil society organizations. Priorities within this partnership should include global governance, source and quality of development finance, foreign direct investment, South-South cooperation and responsible business practices.

With regard to the criteria for compelling goals of the new development agenda, SBY believe that firstly, each goal should address a critical issue that impacts poverty reduction and sustainable growth.

"Second, it should be clear and simple, yet compelling. We learn that the strength of MDGs lies in its simplicity and clarity.

"Third, it should be measurable. This includes through monitoring mechanisms as well as the use of robust indicators, metrics, and data.

"Fourth, it should also be implementable despite different economic and political conditions among countries. It should be put into action at the country level, taking into account its level of development and political progress.

"Fifth, it should be responsive to the priorities and needs of all peoples. This includes vulnerable and marginalized groups.

"And sixth, it should be based on consensus and ambition, demonstrated by member states of the UN" SBY outlined.

*Preparing for the Last UN High level Panel Meeting in Bali

The next UN HLP Meeting will take place in Bali from 25-27 March 2013 where the Co-Chairs would conclude their discussions and submit their findings to the UN Secretary General, and later launch the report in May 2013.

This report would be the reference document for the member states of the UN General Assembly in beginning their discussions for the next global developement agenda after the MDGs in 2015.

The President departs from Monrovia to Abuja on the morning of the 2nd February where he will hold bilateral meetings with Nigerian President Goodluck Johnson.

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