Nairobi, Kenya – EALA’s General Purpose Committee organized a workshop on the “Conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Transitioning to the Post-2015 agenda”, with the support of AWEPA, from 9-11 November 2014.
Among others, the workshop aimed to appraise and update the Committee on the status, process and details of the MDGs and the Post-2015 agenda including 2015+, Agenda 2063, and the Vision 2050 of the East African Community. During the meeting, a detailed program of the activities for the Committee to focus on and undertake for subsequent programming was prepared.
The Committee-enlisted presenters were well versed and had extensive experience in the MDGs as well as the Post-2015 Agenda. Through presentations and question and answer sessions, the Committee prepared and prioritised its activities in the context of the evolving agenda under consideration.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted by consensus in September 2000 by 191 countries at the 55th Regular session of the United Nations General Assembly. They are significant as they provide the first-ever global framework for development, proposing tangible goals and milestones for achievements. As the 2015 deadline approaches , it is imperative that the Committee refocus and re strategize in order to properly transition actively and accurately into the new global agenda.
The hope is to achieve a new global framework which includes the voices of sovereign governments in developing countries.