South-Asia Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals and the Means of Implementation

Date: 
26 Aug 2014 to 28 Aug 2014
Location: 
Nagarkot, Nepal

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized the South Asia Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals and the Means of Implementation in Nagarkot, Nepal, on 26-28 August 2014. The Workshop was attended by senior government officials from the following SAARC member states: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka; civil society and private sector organizations from all eight SAARC member states; and United Nations organisations, funds, programmes, and specialized agencies.
The objectives of the multi-stakeholder South Asia consultation workshop were to: (a) Articulate South Asian priorities for the post-2015 Development Agenda and the role of SAARC; (b) share the findings and recommendations of the UNESCAP/ADB/UNDP Asia-Pacific MDG Report: ‘Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspective for a Post-2015 Development Agenda’ and the Outcome Document of the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals, to contribute to South Asia perspectives; (c) Draw suggestions on global partnership for development and on the means of implementation, focusing on finance, technology plus data and monitoring frameworks.