The United Nations High Level Panel report on the future development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015 was presented in Brussels on 9th of July 2013 at an event organised by the European Commission.
The event was attended by both EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs and Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potocnik, as well as Members of the European Parliament and civil society representatives.
CONCORD spoke on behalf of civil society organisations with Tanya Cox of the CONCORD/Beyond2015 European Taskforce being one of the main panelists. She says: "The UN high level panel report has all the buzzwords but the devil is in the detail. Missing is a commitment from developed countries for future development goals to apply to themselves. The solutions of the high level panel report don’t sufficiently confront the challenges of today’s world head on. It’s very business as usual but speeded up. The report also has an over focus on economic growth without a plan B."
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