Sweden Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson to Liberia for meeting of UN post-2015 panel

Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson is one of 26 members on the UN high-level panel tasked with presenting proposals for the global development agenda after 2015, the deadline for the current Millennium Development Goals. On 31 January to 1 February, the panel will hold its second high-level meeting, this time in Liberia’s capital of Monrovia.

The main theme of the meeting is ‘national building blocks for sustained prosperity’, which includes issues of inclusive growth and conditions for business development. The meeting also has a particular focus on the situation in fragile and conflict-affected states. Ms Carlsson will be working to ensure that the issues of democratic governance, political accountability, transparency and the rule of law are included in the panel’s framework. These issues are key to guaranteeing people’s political rights and are also important drivers of development and growth. Ms Carlsson will give one of the panel meeting’s main speeches on the area and will also discuss the way forward with the other panel members

The work of the post-2015 panel will provide input for a report that the UN Secretary-General will present to the General Assembly in mid-2013 and that will be discussed at a high-level meeting in September.

Source: Sweden – Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Press Release