It is a policy priority of the g7+ to advocate in order to ensure that the needs of fragile and conflict affected states are reflected in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This position was strongly endorsed during the 2nd g7+ Ministerial Retreat held in Haiti in November 2012 with the Haiti Declaration noting:
“Finally and most importantly the g7+ will develop a consolidated input into the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda to ensure the special needs and vulnerabilities of our nations are adequately addressed.”
This is why the g7+ community is pleased to be involved in the Dili International Conference taking place late in February in Timor-Leste.
Between the 26th and 28th of February an international conference on the Post-2015 Development Agenda entitled “Development for All: Stop conflict, build states and eradicate poverty” will be convened at the Dili Convention Centre.
This conference will provide a country-owned and country-led forum for representatives of the g7+ and Pacific Island countries to contribute to the international conversation about the focus of development beyond 2015. The dialogue will offer a chance to connect principal stakeholders; promote fraternity between the members of the g7+, Pacific Island countries and development partners. It will provide an opportunity to test ideas and build trust, understanding and consensus for action around the areas of mutual interest for inclusion in the post-2015 development agenda.
On the day before, the 25th of February, and in the same venue, will be the “Pacific Islands stakeholder consultation meeting on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.”
This Pacific islands stakeholder consultation will offer a chance for Pacific representatives to share experiences of what has and has not worked under the MDGs, and put forward the Pacific’s development priorities for inclusion in the post-2015 dialogue.
These events are hosted by the Government of Timor-Leste in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), AusAID, the Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PiPP) and the g7+.
Timor-Leste is currently the chair of the g7+ and home of the g7+ Secretariat.
Prime Minister, His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao noted that “the conference will focus on ensuring that 1.5 billion people living in fragile or conflict affected states are not left behind. International leaders, philanthropists, development experts, civil society and the private sector will be in attendance.”
To email the conference organisers click here.
To read the concept note click here.