Asia-Pacific countries look beyond the MDGs to the post-2015 Development Agenda

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UN Economic Commission of Asia and the Pacific

The post Millennium Development Goals agenda is the focus discussions by senior government officials from the Asia-Pacific region meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

Heads of State, ministers and high-level representatives from the region are exploring and identifying the key challenges they need to address in the elaboration of the UN Development Agenda beyond 2015.

The year is the deadline for meeting the United Nations anti-poverty goals set by world leaders in 2000.

The Bangkok meeting, convened by the government of Thailand and the UN Economic Commission of Asia and the Pacific, is the first regional ministerial event to discuss the post 2015 development agenda.

The opening session of the meeting also served as a platform for the official launch of a report titled "A New Global Partnership: Eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development."

The report was compiled by the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda" which is co-chaired by the leaders of Indonesia, Liberia and the United Kingdom.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

Duration: 57″

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