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Kyrgyzstan launches national consultation process on the new development goals for the post-2015 agenda - The Future We Want

BISHKEK, 31 January 2013 – The Kyrgyz Republic today announced the start of the National Consultations on development priorities. A broad base of civil society, including children and youth and others, who previously left out of discussions on development priorities, will now have a chance to be heard and express their views on the future they want.

Kyrgyzstan joined the group of 100 countries that are part of unprecedented global consultations to build consensus between people, communities, cities, countries and stakeholders. Their views will inform the Post 2015 Development Agenda - a new common framework of priorities for the development community. It will build on the results of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2000-2015 which were unanimously endorsed by the UN Member States in 2000.

The National Consultations in Kyrgyzstan will include a nationwide survey, series of regional discussions with 21 groups including youth that will be targeted through social media tools. In addition, surveys by e-mail will be launched to outreach public officials, local authorities, NGOs and international organizations. UNICEF is helping to make the voices of children and young people heard in this process.

The country consultations are expected to run until the end of the first quarter of 2013. The voices will be reflected in an analytical report that will feed into a global report that is expected to inform the post-2015 discussions at the next session of the UN General Assembly.



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