UNSG names high-level panel to develop post MDG agenda
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recently announced the members of a High-level Panel to advice on the global development agenda beyond 2015. “I have asked my High-level Panel to prepare a bold yet practical development vision to present to Member States next year,” said the UN chief. The High-level Panel is part of Secretary-General Ban's post-2015 initiative, mandated by the 2010 MDG Summit.
The Secretary-General has appointed three co-chairs: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia; President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia; and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom. The full list of Panel members is available below.
The Panel will hold its first meeting at the end of September in the margins of the annual highlevel debate of the UN General Assembly. It is expected to submit a report to the Secretary- General in the first half of 2013.
The Panel is part of the Secretary-General’s post-2015 initiative mandated by the 2010 MDG Summit. Member States have called for open, inclusive consultations involving civil society, the private sector, academia and research institutions from all regions, in addition to the UN system, to advance the development agenda beyond 2015. The work of the Panel will reflect new development challenges while also drawing on experience gained in implementing the MDGs, both in terms of results achieved and areas for improvement.
- H.E. Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia
- H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
- H.E. Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Fulbert Gero Amoussouga (Benin)
- Vanessa Petrelli Corrêa (Brazil)
- Yingfan Wang (China)
- Maria Angela Holguin (Colombia)
- Gisela Alonso (Cuba)
- Jean-Michel Severino (France)
- Horst Kohler (Germany)
- Naoto Kan (Japan)
- H.M. Queen Rania of Jordan (Jordan)
- Betty Maina (Kenya)
- Abhijit Banerjee (India)
- Andris Piebalgs (Latvia)
- Patricia Espinosa (Mexico)
- Paul Polman (Netherlands)
- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Nigeria)
- Elvira Nabiullina (Russian Federation)
- Graça Machel (South Africa)
- Sung-Hwan Kim (Republic of Korea)
- Gunilla Carlsson (Sweden)
- Emilia Pires (Timor-Leste)
- Kadir Topbaş (Turkey)
- John Podesta (United States of America)
- Tawakel Karman (Yemen)
- Amina J. Mohammed (ex officio)