President: post-MDG cooperation should be based on objective evaluation
Sat, June 23 2012 15:31 | 1628 Views
Rio de Janeiro (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the framework of cooperation in the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) should be based upon an objective evaluation of the implementation of MDGs.
"The Sustainable Development Goals to be issued in 2015 should fully comprehend the MDGs. And it`s important to have an objective evaluation of why some goals were missed or exceeded their targets," the president told the press here Friday before leaving for Ecuador for a two-day state visit.
"So, years later, when using the same time line, the SDGs, or whatever it`s named later, should be better than the present MDGs," he said.
Earlier, in Los Cabos, Mexico, Yudhoyono and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit to discuss cooperation in post-2015 (MDGs).
"In my meeting with Ban Ki-moon we discussed setting up a high-level panel to formulate a framework of cooperation in post-2015 MDGs," the President said on Thursday (June 21), before leaving for Brazil to attend the Rio+20 Conference.
The high-level panel, which will be jointly led by President Yudhoyono, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is expected to begin its work after the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
Ban Ki-moon has already asked Yudhoyono, Cameron and Sirleaf to co-chair the high-level panel on post-MDGs.
Together, they will begin a process to build a new international framework for development which will become operational after the current MDGs expire in 2015. (*)
Editor: Aditia Maruli
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