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High Level Panel Meeting commences in Monrovia

By lbsonline Staff
Participants of the HLP meetings  convening in Monrovia
Participants of the HLP meetings convening in Monrovia

(lbsonline/Liberia)-The UN third High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda meeting has commenced in Liberia.

The commencement of the meeting at the Monrovia City Hall witnessed the panel’s technical arm laying the deliberation’s framework.

More than 150 of the World’s Civil Society Organizations (WCSOs) including those of Liberia are also drafting a position statement, expected to be presented to the Panel Wednesday 30th January, 2013.

Our lbsonline reporter said: “The WCSOs’ position statement is seeking total participation and equitable distribution of wealth by the global community.”

“The Panel is formulating strategies, aimed at advising the UN Secretary General on the Global Development Agenda beyond 2015”, our lbsonline reporter said.

2015 is the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

In the next few days, the High Level Panel (HLP) in Monrovia Panel will consider and reflect on new development challenges.

“The Panel will carry on such consideration and reflection, while drawing on experiences gained in implementing the MDGs, in terms of results achieved and areas of improvement.”

Meanwhile, the HLP meeting has also begin consultations with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Liberia.
The Chairman the Liberia NGO Network (LNN), Attoorn

ey John Jukon, told lbsonline Tuesday 29th January, 2013 that the objectives of the consultations are to share evidence and negotiate with government for inclusion in decisions making that will benefit the people.

The conference is also intended for economic transformation and sustainable wealth for all.

Mr. Jukon said: “The opening session of the Panel meeting was intended to articulate and deliberate on clear vision for the future needs and aspirations of ordinary people worldwide.”

The opening of the two-day consultative meeting also discussed the creation of a platform for marginalized groups, particularly children, youth, disabled and the elderly” the LNN Chairman said.


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