Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015

Date: 
26 Aug 2013 to 28 Aug 2013
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015 will be the first regional Ministerial-level event to discuss the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015 following the release of the report of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons. With the General Assembly preparing to consider this report at its sixty-eighth session and move towards finalizing a United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015, such a regional dialogue could not be timelier for the countries of the region to articulate their concerns and aspirations. The Dialogue will also benefit from the leadership role that regionally-based civil society organizations have played in spelling out civil society perspectives on this global effort, as well as the increasing experience of the private sector in seeking triple bottom-line business outcomes.