Brussels, 2 April 2015/ ACP: A team from the United Nations, including the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning Ms. Amina Mohammed, held a working session with ACP senior officials and representatives to share information and better coordinate efforts in leading up to several decisive events related to international development.
Three major meetings in 2015 – namely, the 3rd International Conference on Finance and Development in Addis Ababa in July, the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in New York in September, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December – are expected to set the course and modalities for international development cooperation for years to come.
Ms. Mohammed urged the highest levels of participation of the ACP Group at these key events, as well as ACP’s “deep engagement” on the issues.
The working session, held on 1st April at the ACP House in Brussels and led by the Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes with the participation of several Ambassadors and experts, focused on financing for development as well as the need for coherence and complementarity of these international agreements with national strategies. The importance of coordination amongst the relevant parties in order to generate a robust, globally-supported post-2015 development agenda was also stressed.
It is expected that the ACP Group will present consolidated positions for these three international events, which would reflect the common interests of its 79 member states in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
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