A Global Journey to 2030 – Reviewing the First Steps

Lessons learned from the UN’s High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

From climate change to trade to development, ongoing intergovernmental processes remain fraught with complexity and with technical and political disagreements that have considerable potential to derail agreement. Yet the success or failure of these negotiations will affect the outcomes of some of the most pressing issues of our time – with implications for the future of multilateralism itself.

In this commentary, Senior Fellow Molly Elgin-Cossart draws on her experience as former chief of staff for the secretariat of the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda to identify a number of lessons that could improve the prospects for consensus and the ability of these groups to put forward recommendations that effectively address the challenges the world will face in the coming decades and garner the global support necessary to achieve them.

Read the full Commentary here.

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Nov 20, 2013