Una agenda de paz para el desarrollo global

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Esta semana, los 27 miembros del Panel de Alto Nivel de Personas Eminentes sobre la Agenda de Desarrollo Post-2015 se reúnen en Monrovia, Liberia, para asesorar al secretario general de las Naciones Unidas, Ban Ki-moon. En la reunión, el Panel establecerá una visión "audaz y a la vez práctica" para una acción conjunta en materia de desarrollo sustentable.

Mientras se llevan a cabo estas discusiones -cuyos anfitriones son la presidente liberiana y premio Nobel de la Paz Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, el presidente indonesio, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, y el primer ministro británico, David Cameron-, la vecina región de Sahel y los Grandes Lagos sigue sumida en la violencia y el conflicto. De hecho, en muchos países de África (para no mencionar Siria y otras partes) se está produciendo un desplazamiento en gran escala de personas y se registra un sufrimiento humano atroz, lo que amenaza con revertir el progreso económico sin precedentes que el continente registró durante los últimos diez años.

El Panel (del cual soy miembro) debe aprovechar la oportunidad que se presenta con la reunión de Monrovia para contribuir a la agenda de desarrollo global que se ocupa del círculo vicioso de conflicto y pobreza que dificulta la actividad económica y mina el bienestar humano.

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