Member states have tools to craft post-2015 development agenda: GA President

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John W. Ashe. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Member States of the United Nations have the necessary tools to craft a post-2015 development agenda, according to the President of the General Assembly.

John Ashe was speaking on his last day as the President of the 68th Session of the UN's main body for debate and deliberation.

He told reporters that when he was elected President of the 68th Session in June 2013, he asked Member States to join him in working for a new development agenda.

"Having set out last June to set the state on this my last day, have I done so? The ultimate answer can only be gotten from the Member States themselves, but in my humble view, we have put in place all the tools Member States do need to begin crafting the Post-2015 development agenda." (22").

The 193-member UN General Assembly concluded the 68th Session on Monday afternoon.

World leaders are expected to arrive at UN headquarters in New York next week for the 69th Session to discuss global issues.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

Duration: 1’11″

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