Sub-regional Workshop on Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda for Central and East Asia

Background

The Secretary General’s 2012 annual 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”, summarized recent progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and made recommendations to advance consultations towards a post-2015 development agenda. The Rio+20 Outcome entitled: "The Future We Want" also recognized the need for integrating the three pillars -- economic, social and environmental -- into a sustainable development framework.

In line with these developments, the ADB/ESCAP/UNDP regional partnership on the MDGs has undertaken the task of organizing a series of regional and sub-regional workshops and consultations on the post-2015 development agenda and the post-Rio+20 process, leading to the publication and launch of the next Regional MDG Report (2012/13) - The Post 2015 Development Agenda in Asia and the Pacific: Regional Perspectives. These consultations will seek the views of stakeholders in the Asia and Pacific region on their development priorities for the Report.

Objective

Stocktaking in the sub-region on the MDGs, identify policy challenges in MDG achievements, and consultation/discussion on the post-2015 development agenda.

Target participants

Government and civil society representatives, as well as other stakeholders and development partners.

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