16 September 2013
Category : Opinion
What kind of world do we want?
At the “Configuration of the Spanish position in the post-2015 agenda” debate forum held in Madrid on the 16th of September, organised by the General Secretary of International Development Cooperation (SGCID), a document was presented that establishes Spain’s post-2015 position.
Our country shares the United Nations’ and the European Union’s focus on defining a new agenda that accounts for lessons learned from the MDGs, including priority topics such as sustainability, climate change, the middle class, and poverty.
Spain has proposed a comprehensive agenda that includes the principles of aid efficiency and coherence, with the main goal of eradicating extreme poverty.
Amina Mohamed, advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, whoattended the event, reiterated the importance of public opinion in building these new objectives to guarantee the planet’s development. Society, Mohamed says, must be part of the process and must feel implicated in the agenda. One million people from 144 countries have already participated in these consultations.
Amina Mohamed established the primary goal to eradicate poverty. “We are the first generation that can achieve this,” she commented, and she mentioned various ways in which we are already working towards this goal, including universality, sustainable development, economic transformation, good governance and a new global partnership that recognises common interests.
The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP) is very interested in the post-2015 debate and hopes that the new MDGs will serve to improve the situation of all societies and activate the planet’s development.
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