Sub-Regional Advocacy Workshop on the Millennium Development Goals and post-2015 Development Agenda in Central Asia

9 Sep 2014 to 11 Sep 2014
Almaty, Kazakhstan

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized the Sub-Regional Advocacy Workshop on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post-2015 Development Agenda for Central Asia in Almaty, from 9 to 11 September 2014. The Workshop was attended by 46 government officials, members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Academia from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Turkmenistan, together with representatives of regional and sub-regional intergovernmental and United Nations funds, programmes, and specialized agencies from UNDG, UNIC, UNHCR, UNISDR, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNODC, EDB and IOM.

The main objectives of the Sub-regional Advocacy Workshop were: (a) to disseminate key findings and messages of the ESCAP/ADB/UNDP Regional MDGs Report 2012/2013 entitled ”Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives for a Post-2015 Development Agenda” with a particular focus on the progress achieved by the countries in Central Asia; and (b) to discuss how regional and global cooperation could support the implementation of a post-2015 Development Agenda in Central Asia. Implementation issues addressed in the Workshop included technology access, strengthening the evidence base for development effectiveness including strengthening a monitoring and accountability framework, and financing the post-2015 Development Agenda.