REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, NEW YORK – Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is appointed by United Nations’ Secretary General Ban KI-Moon, as co-chairs of High Level Panel of Eminent Persons to advise on planning for post-2015. The panel is establilshed as an effort to accelerate the steps and discussion of post 2015 development agenda after the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) next month.
Along with SBY, Ban also appointed UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as co-chairs. The members of the panel will be formed later by considering the appropriate balance across geography, gender, generations, and constituencies.
Ban also plans to announce the full panel after Rio+20 Summit Meeting. Following the announcement, three co-chairs have issued written statement delivering their willingness to cooperate in establishing the goal of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and arrange the development agenda post 2015.