With just over 3 years left to go until the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), debates are already well under way on what the post-MDG agenda will look like.
Ahead of the UN's High Level Panel meeting on the Post 2015 Development agenda, a new online consultation has been launched this week inviting people to answer key questions around access to food, water, healthcare, education and jobs for the poorest people around the world. These are the key themes set to be discussed at the meeting.
The public's suggestions will be fed in directly to discussions at the panel's meeting, which is due to take place in London from 31 October - 2 November. The High Level Panel was set up to help explore the best way to fight poverty across the globe after 2015 - the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The panel - set up by the head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon – is co-chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Restless Development has been asked by the UK Government to coordinate the youth event with the High Level Panel. This momentous event will: a) provide the panel members with an opportunity to interact with and learn about the largest demographic in relation to poverty bar none!
b) give young people an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the context faced by their generation and offer practical and relevant input to the post 2015 process and;
c) stimulate discussion between panel members and young people on some of the key issues surrounding the post-2015 development agenda and begin the process of embedding the exchange between global leaders and young people into the process going forwards
The deadline for online comments will be 7 November 2012, to have your say on the key themes visit http://www.worldwewant2015.org/Post2015HLP. A summary of contributions will be published online by the United Nations by mid November
To read the full article on the High Level panel meeting and watch a moving video on the progress of the MDGs so far visit the DFID news page here.