Perspectives from India on the Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Hosted by NYU CIC, Saferworld, and the Observer Research Foundation

India has been active in information and framing the post-2015 development agenda, in particular emphasizing the need to maintain a strong focus on eradicating extreme poverty and the importance of clarity regarding the mans of implementation if the new global development agenda is to be legitimate and effective.

With the Indian population estimated at around 1.2 billion (or 17% of the total global population) whatever progress is made towards poverty eradication, promotion peaceful and inclusive societies or tackling climate change in India will have a major bearing on whether the aspiration of the post-2015 agenda are realized. Put simply, the world needs to engage with India - and vice-versa - if the new global development framework is to be effective.

On May 15, 2015, NYU CIC, Saferworld, and the Observer Research Foundation brought together representatives from the India government, Indian think tanks, international NGOs, and UN member states to share and debate Indian perspectives on post-2015 development prior to the culmination of intergovernmental negotiations in July, the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa in July, and the UNFCCC Conference of Parties in December.

Read comments from Amit Narang, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, who outlined India's post-2015 priorities.

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May 15, 2015
South Asia, India