Indian Civil Society response to the HLP report

Indian Civil Society responses to the HLP report

“Our Overall Assessment of the Report:

On 30 May 2013, the UN High Level Panel made public its Report that shares its recommendations for a new global development framework commencing in year 2015 when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in their present form will cease to exist. With an umbrella message that the post-2015 development agenda must be ‘universally applicable to all’, the Report outlines five transformational shifts and indicates twelve formulations in the nature of new goals with some detailing of attendant targets within each.

We commend the Panel for their efforts to reach out to a diverse set of stakeholders and make the process participatory, which was a point of discontent with the way the current MDGs were formulated, and appreciate parts of its intent but also have some serious concerns around the fundamentals of the Report. At a glance, the huge shift as the Report states is of “partnership”, i.e. of turning to the private sector as well civil society “within market principles”, making us quite worried and wary.”

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