Ghana to hold national consultations on how to implement the Post-2015 development agenda

Accra, June 17, 2014 – Ghana will on Thursday June 19 hold a first meeting of second round consultations on the Post-2015 development agenda. The first round was held last year throughout the county to solicit public input into the future we want post-2015, the target date of the MDGs. This second round consultations, under the theme Localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, is to identify and propose critical elements that will allow a successful implementation of the new agenda at the local level.  Read more about the forth coming second round national consultations in the press release.

The Report on the first round of consultations highlights employment, inequalities, environmental sustainability, food security, strengthened governance at all levels, population dynamics, health, education and support system for persons living with disability as issues of concern.  These ideas were reflected in the Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda submitted to the UN Secretary-General in May 2013.

Additionally, a nationwide survey was conducted to capture people’s voices, priorities and views from a variety of constituencies as part of the post-2015 development agenda consultations. Findings of this survey was to inform global leaders in defining the new development agenda. Read more on the survey findings in the report Citizen’s perspectives for a better world: What Ghanaians prioritise as their development needs, problems, and solutions.