UNDP, ADB and ESCAP in cooperation with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat organized a Pacific consultation on progress on the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda in Suva, Fiji from 17-19 November 2014. Government officials, civil society and development partners attended the consultation representing 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
The Suva workshop was the second one dedicated specifically to the Pacific. It is part of a series of regional and sub-regional workshops and consultations on the MDGs and post-2015 development agenda in Asia-Pacific led by the ESCAP/ADB/UNDP regional partnership. The latest consultations will feed into the next ESCAP/ADB/UNDP Asia Pacific Regional MDG Report (2014/15) on the Means of Implementation.
Recognizing that the international community is at the threshold of finalizing an ambitious new post-2015 development agenda, the consultation has two broad aims: 1) To take stock of progress towards the MDGs in the Pacific, including successes and challenges; 2) To explore how the future development agenda that will succeed the MDGs can best meet the needs and aspirations of the PICs and people of the region.