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Post-2015 Consultations on MDGs in Pakistan: Purpose and the Process

Jan 23

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad

and UNDP Joint Seminar

Entry is
open to all  

Note: You may also watch live streaming
of the event at

Concept Note 

As the MDGs Framework approaches its target date of 2015,
global consultations have started to discuss and propose what is called the
post 2015 development agenda that will succeed the MDG framework. United
Nations has rolled out a consultation process on the subject which include
global and regional face to face consultations on different themes and with
diverse stakeholders, online thematic consultations and national consultations
in more than 100 countries including Pakistan. This special seminar is
part of UN’s Pakistan
consultation process.

The Pakistan consultation process has been designed around
three pillars; an analysis of the existing knowledge base (situational analysis
studies, government policy documents etc); face to face consultative meetings
with government representatives, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), community
representatives, experts, politicians, though leaders and; web based online

For Pakistan
specific online consultations / discussions, a webpage has also been developed
which can be accessed at
Registration on this platform is done through an email notification from UNDP.
People are encouraged to share their email addresses with for registration on this online

The main output of all these consultations will be a “Key
Messages Report” on the Pakistan
specific priorities for the post 2015 development agenda. This output will be
submitted to the UN Development Group before 31st March 2013. More details on
the global consultation process can be found at

 Chair: Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)

  • Jean-Luc Stalon, Deputy
    Country Director (Programmes) United Nations Development Programme, Pakistan
  • Shakeel Ahmad, Programme
    Officer, UNDP