|Kyrgyzstan to Launch Post 2015 National Consultations|
Bishkek, 31 January, 2013 – Today national consultations on the future development agenda of Kyrgyzstan – also known as the Post 2015 agenda – was launched by the United Nations in the capital Bishkek.
Through this process Kyrgyzstan joined the group of 100 countries that are part of unprecedented global consultations which aim to build consensus between people, communities, cities, countries and stakeholders, and to come to an understanding what the future development agenda should look like beyond the year 2015.
In 2000, world leaders promised to halve extreme poverty by 2015 with a global plan called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Leading up to 2015, the UN is conducting a series of consultations that aim to give everyone a voice, to capture people’s priorities and views on the future they want. The consultations are specifically designed to include groups that do not traditionally participate in multilateral negotiations, such as youth, people with disabilities and others.
In Kyrgyzstan, 21 groups have been identified to participate in the process, in which various methods of data gathering will be utilized, including a questionnaire followed by interviews to ensure the validity of the results. Social media also plays an important role, and to reach larger part of the population and especially young people, the UN has created a special website (www.2015.kg). Other materials are being developed and events are planned to take place in the next couple of months.
The event in Bishkek was organized by the UN and the National Institute of Strategic Studies, and participated by representatives of the government, civil society, media, administration, academics, business sector and others. “The purpose of these consultations is to present aggregate vision of Kyrgyz Republic citizens for the future of the country until 2030. Their voices will form the baseline of the recommendations for the UN system and for the Government of our country”, stated Melis Junushaliev, the Director of the National Institute of Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic..
Views and recommendations collected in the consultations will be compiled into a report as part of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's report to the UN General Assembly at a special session on post 2015 development in New York later this year.“The launch of the post 2015 global and national consultations is a very good example of the continuity that we committed to when agreeing to achieve the MDGs over 13 years ago, "said the Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Sariev.
“To better understand what the future should look like in the eyes of the citizen’s of the Kyrgyz Republic, I call for all of you, your partners, colleagues and friends and to participate, to spread the word, and to encourage everyone to take this unique opportunity to be heard about the Future They Want”, The UN Resident Coordinator Alexander Avanessov concluded his remarks.
What is the future you want for Kyrgyzstan? Answer the question in www.2015.kg. For more information please also see www.myworld2015.org or contact UN Public Information and Communications Adviser Katja Karppinen at [email protected] and Symbat Satybaldieva at [email protected], tel. 0555-509-918.