Let's have mental health on the post-MDG, post-2015 development agenda

Author: 
MGMH
Publication date: 
25 March 2013

There are currently two high-level discussions occuring within the United Nations structure that will decide the future of mental health within the global health and post-MDG development agenda.

1. The UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

and

2. The UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

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1. The UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Post-2015 High Level Panel of Eminent Persons will meet from 24-27 March in Bali, Indonesia. In this meting the panel will focus on financing and implementation of a new global development agenda. The UN, via it's online civil society portal called The World We Want, invites you to add your voice to the same questions the panel will be discussing in Bali. Add Your Voice!

The Movement for Global Mental Health encourages it's members to post to the website to keep mental health in the discussions.

Only a limited selection of civil society groups and interests are represented in the face-to-face meetings at the High Level Panel meetings however the UN has made serious efforts to engage the global population via the internet.

The Panel will submit a report containing recommendations to the UN Secretary-General in May/June 2013 which will subsequently contribute to the UN Secretary General’s report to the UN MDG review summit in September 2013.

Go to the website www.worldwewant2015.org/ and register to enter the discussion.

Go to the Bali2015 conference discussion thread at www.worldwewant2015.org/bali2015

Click "Add content", and "Discussion" on the right side of the page

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2. The UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

The UN High Level Meeting on disability and development aims to advance a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond and is expected to produce an action-oriented outcome document. The consultation began on 8 March and runs for three weeks until Thursday, 28 March. The final High Level Meeting will take place on 23 September 2013.

To participate, please visit the online forums, here, and post your views about mental health and the post-2015 development agenda.  You will also be invited to register here www.worldwewant2015.org/join