International Cooperation in the 21st Century: Partnerships for Delivering the Post-2015 Agenda
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015 and the UN system is now in the process of negotiating a new set of goals that will drive action on sustainable development. Agreeing the goals is a challenge in itself, but harder still will be securing the necessary commitments from governments and other actors - commitments largely absent from the MDGs.
Action will be needed from a wide range of actors, and new partnership models between governments, businesses and international organizations are essential to deliver the goals, particularly in marshalling the financial resources required. The post-2015 agenda must also take account of the massive global changes that have occurred since the MDGs were formulated, including rapid growth in emerging economies, rising global inequality, continued environmental degradation and intensifying competition for resources.
This conference will:
- Analyse key global economic, social and environmental issues and their implications for the post-2015 agenda.
- Review the emerging post-2015 agenda and identify areas where further action is required.
- Consider the issues around mobilizing the resources necessary to achieve post-2015 goals.
- Improve understanding of the role of partnerships in achieving new goals, through an in-depth look at the health and energy sectors.
- Consider what other issues could affect the ability to obtain agreement on new goals and the resources to achieve them.
This conference is organized in association with the Overseas Development Institute, the Korea International Cooperation Agency and with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.