Renewed global development partnership vital to post-2015 agenda
A wide view of the ECOSOC Chamber. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras
20 April 2015

Kicking off a high-level meeting with global financial institutions and development agencies at United Nations Headquarters this morning, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on governments, the business sector and civil society to work closely together to push forward the post-2015 development agenda.

“Too much is at stake,” Ban Ki-moon said, stressing the need to identify and tackle the root causes of the biggest challenges to economic growth, including heightened geopolitical tension, high youth unemployment and the employment gender gap.

“Strong engagement from all sectors here today illustrates the unprecedented cooperation that is critical to forging ahead on a sustainable development agenda,” Mr. Ban said in his opening remarks.

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