UN, Gov’t to hold national consultations on post 2015 MDGs
The United Nations in Rwanda with support from the Government of Rwanda will hold national consultations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda called “The Future we want”. The consultations will be held from March 25thto April 6th 2013.
The objective of these consultations according to a UN communiqué is to ensure a bottom up approach to the definition of the next Global Development Agenda that is expected to succeed the MDGs after 2015, so that it is informed by the aspirations, perspectives and voices of the Rwandan people.
This is expected to make an improvement over the previous MDGs in terms of more inclusive nationally-led processes.
“These consultations are intended to stimulate inclusive discussions amongst national stakeholders which include government representatives, NGOs, civil society, community-based organizations (CBOs), vulnerable groups, women’s and social movements, youth and children, as well as the private sector among others, to build a shared global vision on the “Future we Want” with clear recommendations for governments, civil society and broad stakeholders on the Post 2015 Development Framework,” the statement reads in part.
The Post-2015 Development Framework is likely to have the best development impact if it emerges from an inclusive, open and transparent process with multi-stakeholders’ participation” says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon in a report “Accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals; options for sustained and inclusive growth and issues for advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015”.
The consultations will involve districts in Kigali and elsewhere. They will be followed by a validation in May, 2013.
“It is important that Rwanda takes part in thesenational consultations, informing the process for developing a post-2015 MDG Development Agenda at the Global level.
It is a great opportunity for Rwandans from all walks of life to make sure that their voices for a better future are articulated in these goals,” says Lamin M Manneh the One UN Rwanda Resident Coordinator.
It is expected that at the end of these consultations, inputs from all sectors of the Rwandan society will be consolidated to form part of the Global Agenda on the way forward for the Post 2015 MDGs Development Framework.