Liberia To Chair Africa’s Post-2015 Dev. Agenda Meeting

The first technical meeting to draft an agenda and work plan for the summit of the High-Level Committee (HLC) of Heads of State and Government on the Post-2015 Development Agenda takes place in Monrovia beginning Thursday, September 5, through Saturday, September 7.

A meeting of the HLC Heads of State and Government on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is scheduled to take place on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month.

According to an Executive Mansion release, members of the technical committee, which comprises the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), will meet on Thursday and Friday.

The release added that the technical group will be joined by representatives of HLC members on Saturday. It further stated that the results of these two meetings will serve as the agenda for the HLC Heads of State and Government Summit in New York.

At the 21st Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in late May, the Assembly established a High-Level Committee of Heads of State and Government to sensitize and coordinate the activities of African leaders and members of the High-Level Panel, as well as build regional and inter-continental alliances on the African Common Position to be embedded in the final document of the United Nations High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was designated to Chair the HLC, considering that she had just ended her term as Co-Chair of the UN High-Level Panel. The Committee also includes two Heads of State from each of the continent’s five (5) regions, including Guinea, Mauritania, Algeria, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Chad, Republic of Congo, Namibia and South Africa.

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