Watch video of the Google Hangout here (YouTube)
A year ago, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a panel of 26 eminent people, including Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman, to make recommendations for an ambitious global development agenda beyond the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals—the shared global antipoverty targets co-signed by all U.N. member states—at the end of 2015. In its report released May 30, the U.N. High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda seeks to build a new framework for global development that continues the progress of the Millennium agenda while also building a new spirit of global partnership.
The panel’s report recognizes in particular the important role young people will play in shaping and realizing the post-2015 agenda. If you are a young person shaping the post-2015 agenda at a national, regional, or global level, please join us for a Google Hangout with John Podesta and Tawakkol Karman to discuss youth issues and the post-2015 development agenda.
Podesta and Karman will answer questions about their work with the U.N. High-Level Panel and will provide an opportunity for youth to engage on the issues most pressing to them as the world moves into the next phase of global poverty eradication.
If you wish to direct a question to Podesta or Karman, please submit your question in advance of the event via Twitter, Facebook, or email at amalknecht -at- americanprogress.org. Tweets should mention @johnpodesta with #Youth2015.
The medium of the conversation will be English. A link to the Google Hangout and specifications on how to join are available here.
Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Laureate; Co-Founder, Women Journalists Without Chains; Delegate, U.N. High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
John Podesta, Chair, Center for American Progress; Delegate, U.N. High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Casey Dunning, Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative, Center for American Progress