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Southeast, East, Northeast Asia and the Pacific Parliamentarian and CSO Forum on MDG Acceleration and the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Over 70 parliamentary and civil society representatives from 19 Asian countries will arrive in the Philippines for a two-day forum on accelerating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and developing a Post-2015 Development Agenda. Hosted by the Philippine House of Representatives and the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), the Southeast, East, Northeast Asia and the Pacific Parliamentarian and CSO Forum on MDG Acceleration and the Post 2015 Development Agenda will be held at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria on 20-21 November 2012.

The forum will be a platform for the region’s parliamentarians to be fully engaged in discourse on critical development issues such as inequalities, sexual and reproductive health rights, sustainable development, and governance accountability, making them an integral stakeholder both in developing a regional consensus on development priorities, and on shaping a global development agenda that goes beyond 2015.

A Manila Declaration of Parliamentarians on MDG Acceleration and the Post-2015 Development Agenda will be announced at the end of the 2-day event. A Press Conference will be held  on 21 November, from 12 noon to 2:00 PM.

The Forum is organized by UN Millennium Campaign and Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), with support of the Rockefeller Foundation, in collaboration with the African Network of Parliamentarians on the MDGs, BBC Media Action “Climate Asia Project”, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK), Global Call to Actions Against Poverty (GCAP), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), LDC Watch, Save the Children, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR), and UN Women.