Ban to present contours of his vision for a coherent post-2015 development frameworkListen /
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will present the broad contours of his vision for an ambitious, principled, practical and coherent post-2015 development framework this September, at a special event on the Millennium Development Goals to assess progress, identify remaining gaps and challenges ahead.
The Secretary-General told a High-level Panel on Human Rights in Geneva that he will draw on the work of his High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the post-2015 development agenda, which will report to him at the end of May. Secretary-General Ban said the right to education is a crucial part of this picture.
"Far too often, people who need their rights most know their rights least. Despite progress, too many primary school age children are still not in school. Too many leave school without learning the most basic skills. That is why I launched my Global Education First initiative. Education, health care, housing, and the fair administration of justice, are not privileges for the few, but rights for all.”
Secretary-General Ban says Human rights are part of the DNA of the United Nations and the birthright of every human being.
He says every member of the human family has a right to grow and develop their full potential in a secure and sustainable environment. This requires the full commitment of Member States.
And he concluded: "Together, let us empower people, and build the world we want."
Donn Bobb, United Nations.