By Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, and member of the UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Back in 2000, the international community took the unprecedented step of setting itself some ambitious goals to tackle world poverty. With only a few years left to meet these Millennium Development Goals, much has been achieved but much remains to be done. While it is right that we do everything in our power to ensure that as many of those goals can be met by the original deadline of 2015 -we still have some 1,000 days to make a difference- we must also start to explore what the Post-2015 development framework will look like.
I was honoured to be asked by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to join the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Framework, set up last September to advise him on what a new set of goals might look like. Along with Betty Maina, the CEO of Kenya’s Association of Manufacturers, and the other Panel members, I have been keen to ensure appropriate emphasis is placed on the important role business can play in shaping and delivering the new framework.
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