United Nations Economic Commission for Afr : High-level forum concludes on a genuine partnership to end poverty

“At the close of a two day high-level forum on a renewed global partnership for development for a post-2015 era, Under Secretary-General Wu Hongbo has said that the international community can construct a genuine partnership that will support action by all and with effective and efficient monitoring and accountability mechanisms.

Speaking at the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, USG Wu stressed that this partnership “can be as transformative as the development agenda it is meant to support.”

The 6-7 June forum is the first of three major consultations in preparation for the 2014 ECOSOC Development Cooperation Forum, where stakeholders will advance global dialogue on the future of development cooperation in the post-2015 setting. The candid and constructive exchange by the 160 participants in Addis Ababa resulted in a shared understanding of how to forge a new global partnership for development that he stressed, “is critical to keeping the promises made under the MDGs and for the realization of a post-2015 development agenda, focused on poverty eradication and sustainable development for all.”

The forum concluded that the renewed global partnership should continue to concentrate on ending poverty and achieving the goals agreed at the Millennium Summit.

“It must take into account all existing international commitments on development finance,” said USD HU”

Read the full article from UNECA here.

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