Liberian Girl Guides Association at the High-level Panel meeting in Monrovia
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13 Febrero 2013
The year has just started but the events are rolling out at high speed! Beginning of February 2013 has witnessed an important event in Monrovia, Liberia – meeting of the High-level Panel on post-2015 (HLP on post-2015), the third in a series of four meetings.
HLP on post-2015 is a group of 26 eminent personalities co-chaired by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyo and appointed by the UN Secretary General to advise him on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals. This time the HLP members discussed the national growth, economic transformation and development.
Liberian Girl Guides Association (LGGA) was among the civil society organizations that met with the HLP, which is tasked to set the future development agenda for 15-20 years to come. In an excellent demonstration of the high profile girl guiding plays in the society of many countries, Tonieh Wiles, the Chief Commissioner of the LGGA was seconded to the HLP secretariat by the Civil Society Organizations of Liberia to represent the interests of all the CSOs. 4 girl guides from Liberia also participated in a special children’s session with the representatives of the HLP.
During the pre-consultative working session the youth and children’s groups along with other vulnerable groups worked on developing a "one-sentence" statement each, namely “If there was one thing you want the Co-Chairs to remember for the post- 2015 agenda, what would it be?” to be presented to Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and to the HLP members. You can read the statements from each vulnerable group here.
At the children consultation forum, a youth of the LGGA Guides, Promise Gborway presented the “MONROVIA DECLARATION ON CHILDREN" on behalf of children worldwide to the High Level Panel. Read Civil Society Organisations final Communiqué submitted to the High Level Panel members.
LGGA further participated in the side event organized by the Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development within the framework of the HLP meeting where they had an exhibition display hosted by the Liberian girl guides.
Worldwide the consultations and proces ses on post-2015 are abundant and the MDG Review Summit during the UN General Assembly will be a key event where these processes need to be taken forward. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has been supporting the process of youth engagement in post-2015 agenda and is now planning to expand its activities in the area with the support of volunteers on post-2015.
If you want to be part of the process and influence the next development agenda, here is how you can contribute: