Africa ready for post-2015 MDG development agenda – Report
Friday, July 20, 2012
A new report has observed that Africa has effectively engaged in the process of defining the contours of the post-2015 development agenda as deadline for the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target draws near.
The report, ‘Assessing Progress in Africa towards the Millennium Development Goals 2012′, explains ongoing efforts to capture emerging perspectives from Africa on the post-2015 development agenda, but urges countries in the region to remain focused on the MDG targets.
The report, published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), African Union, African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was considered and endorsed at the 19th Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government held in Ethiopia.
“These efforts must, however, not detract African countries from the focus on making continued progress toward achieving goals by the 2015 target date”, the report states.
The report therefore suggests a post-2015 agenda that seeks to promote the resilience of African countries to socio-economic and climate-related shocks by addressing associated vulnerabilities.