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Post 2015 Consultation Through 11 January 2013

The UN is working feverishly to set the new goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals. The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) is facilitating a civil society consultation which will open for submissions on 29 December 2012. The deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT on Friday, 11 January. Submissions must be limited to 2500 characters (approximately 400 words) per question.

The submissions will assist the work of the High Level Panel on the Post 2015 agenda. Chaired by the Prime Ministers/Presidents of the United Kingdom, Liberia and Indonesia they will be meeting in Monrovia, Liberia at the end of January.

This consultation will be conducted through the #Post2015HLP civil society consultation web page at

There are 12 questions organised under two main themes:

  1. The shape and content of a post-2015 development framework;
  2. Partnership and accountability for development.

Sample questions include:
A. The shape and content of a post-2015 development framework

  • From the Millennium Development Goals, what lessons can be learned about designing goals to have maximum impact?
  • How should a new framework address the dimensions of economic growth, equity, social equality and environmental sustainability? Is an overall focus on poverty eradication sufficiently broad to capture the range of sustainable development issues?
  • What elements should be included in the architecture of the next framework? What is the role of the Sustainable Development Goals in a broader post-2015 framework? How can the SDG process be aligned with the post-2015 process?
  • What time horizon should we set for the next phase in the global development agenda (e.g. 10, 15, 25 years, or a combination)?

B. Partnership and accountability for development

  • How specific should the Panel be with recommendations on means of implementation, including development assistance, finance, technology, capacity building, trade and other actions?
  • How can accountability mechanisms be strengthened? What kind of monitoring process should be established? What elements would make it effective? How to account for qualitative progress?
  • How can transparency and more inclusive global governance be used to facilitate achievement of the development agenda?

Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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