The Report

Eminent Persons from Around the World Call for a New Global Partnership to Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development

The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda today released “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,” a report which sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. The report calls upon the world to rally around a new Global Partnership that offers hope and a role to every person in the world.

The Panel was established by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Background Papers

Armando BarrientosInequality, Poverty, and Antipoverty Transfers
Sarah Bradshaw, Joshua Castellino and Bineta DiopWomen’s Role in Economic Development: Overcoming the Constraints
Achim Dobermann and Rebecca NelsonOpportunities and Solutions for Sustainable Food Production
Frédéric DocquierCross-Border Migration, Employment and Economic Growth
Alex Evans and David StevenThe Future is Not Good Enough: Business As Usual After 2015
Gary S. FieldsSelf-Employment in the Developing World
Craig HansonFood Security, Inclusive Growth, Sustainability, and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Charles Kenny with Sarah DykstraThe Global Partnership for Development: A Review of MDG 8 and Proposals for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
David Lam and Murray LeibbrandtGlobal Demographic Trends and their Implications for Employment
Justin Yifu Lin and Yan WangBeyond the Marshall Plan: A Global Structural Transformation Fund
Clare Lockhart and Sam VincentEnding Extreme Poverty in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations
OECD Development Co-operation DirectorateA Post-2015 Information System for International Development and Climate Finance
Thomas Pogge and Nicole RippinUniversal Agenda on the Multiple Dimensions of Poverty
PwCMeasuring total Impact: A new Language for Business Decisions
Aromar Revi and Cynthia RosenzweigThe Urban Opportunity: Enabling Transformative and Sustainable Development
Nicole RippinProgress, Prospects and Lessons from the MDGs
Johan Rockström and Jeffrey D. Sachs with Marcus C. Öhman and Guido Schmidt-TraubSustainable Development and Planetary Boundaries
Andrew ShengOutlook for Global Development Finance – Excess or Shortage?
Oliver StuenkelInstitutionalizing South-South Cooperation: Towards a New Paradigm?
Manmohan AgarwalSouth-South Economic Cooperation: Emerging Trends and Future Challenges
Jiajun Xu and Richard H. CareyThe Renaissance of Public Entrepreneurship: Governing Development Finance in a Transforming World
Hany Besada, Fatima Denton and Benjamin O’BrightDevelopment and Sustainability in a Warming World: Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change
Hany Besada, Yvette Stevens, Michael OlenderAddressing the Economic Costs of Sustainable Energy in the Global South
Hany BesadaDoing Business in Fragile States: The Private Sector, Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa
Franklyn Lisk, Hany Besada, Philip MartinRegulating Extraction in the Global South: Towards a Framework for Accountability
Ragui Assaad and Deborah LevisonEmployment for Youth – A Growing Challenge for the Global Economy
Cecilia TortajadaCorporate Land Grabs: Policy Implications on Water Management in the South

 

The President of Indonesia said:

“Besides capturing inputs from as many sources as possible, the most remarkable fact of this report is that we, the panelists and co-Chairs alike, were able to rise above national interest and address the Global Partnership and Sustainable Development issues with a true universal perspective”.

The President of Liberia said:

“This High Level Panel report is the product of an intense nine month global consultation, equipped with the views of governments, civil society, academia and the private sector. Together and in consultation with a broad range of actors we have considered the challenges of the 21st century, challenges like unsustainable economic growth, conflict and climate change, but we have also identified opportunities, such as modern technologies and innovative coalitions. This report sets out a new vision for a world equipped to tackle the hurdles to human development and to capitalise on new opportunities. We hope that it will prove a valuable input into the global conversation on the post-2015 development agenda and that the principles and shifts we identify will help to frame the ongoing dialogue.”

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom said:

“This report sets out a clear roadmap for eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.  We need a new global partnership, to finish the job on the current Millennium Development Goals, tackle the underlying causes of poverty, and champion sustainable development.”

The Roadmap

In the report, the Panel calls for the new post-2015 goals to drive five big transformative shifts:

  • Leave No One Behind. After 2015 we should move from reducing to ending extreme poverty, in all its forms. We should ensure that no person – regardless of ethnicity, gender, geography, disability, race or other status – is denied basic economic opportunities and human rights.
  • Put Sustainable Development at the Core. We have to integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability.  We must act now to slow the alarming pace of climate change and environmental degradation, which pose unprecedented threats to humanity.
  • Transform Economies for Jobs and Inclusive Growth. A profound economic transformation can end extreme poverty and improve livelihoods, by harnessing innovation, technology, and the potential of business. More diversified economies, with equal opportunities for all, can drive social inclusion, especially for young people, and foster sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  • Build Peace and Effective, Open and Accountable Institutions for All. Freedom from conflict and violence is the most fundamental human entitlement, and the essential foundation for building peaceful and prosperous societies.  At the same time, people the world over expect their governments to be honest, accountable, and responsive to their needs.  We are calling for a fundamental shift – to recognize peace and good governance as a core element of wellbeing, not an optional extra.
  • Forge a New Global Partnership. A new spirit of solidarity, cooperation, and mutual accountability must underpin the post-2015 agenda.  This new partnership should be based on a common understanding of our shared humanity, based on mutual respect and mutual benefit.  It should be centered around people, including those affected by poverty and exclusion, women, youth, the aged, disabled persons, and indigenous peoples. It should include civil society organizations, multilateral institutions, local and national governments, the scientific and academic community, businesses, and private philanthropy.

The Process

The report builds upon the historic advances of the Millennium Development Goals. It also harnesses the incredible passion and diversity of voices heard in the Panel’s consultations with people around the globe. The Panel interacted with more than 5,000 civil society groups from 121 countries in developing its recommendations.

The report was presented to the United Nations Secretary-General, as an input in the process of consultations being conducted by the U.N. in crafting the development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals following the 2015 deadline for their achievement. The Secretary-General is expected to present his own vision for the world’s next development agenda to U.N. member states in September 2013.

Responses from the Panelists

Click here to see the Panel’s framing questions.