Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Final Push To Achieve MDGs And Create Sustainable Post-2015 Development Agenda 10

The UN 69th General Assembly opened on 16 September 2014. The Interim Results of the discussions, online engagement and research inputs summarised into a Global Report was to be presented to Member States, as well as the Public, in form of a High Level side event on that day. Spirited effort to find out if the Global Report was presented to Member States or was not released at all is yet to be successful. This is a puzzle if UN Executive Management, UN Security Council and UN General Assembly are really serious about achieving Final Push to achieve MDGs by 2015 and Post 2015 Development Agenda Vision Ambitions.

It is our hope that the Global Report will be released to the Public without further delay and its implementation as well as the monitoring and evaluation of this implementation will better address realities of over 100 Million Poor Nigerians, over 300 Million Poor Africans and over 2 Billion Poor Worldwide.

Meanwhile, the SD2015 Partners including UNDESA and CIVICUS are working with Partners on Developed Countries, Developing Countries, International Institutions and International Foundations sides towards achieving increasing convergence between Final Push to achieve MDGs by 2015 and Post 2015 Development Agenda Vision Intention and Reality. This is Good. However, moving forward, there are 3 Models – New Vision Model, Business as Usual Model and Pessimistic Model. Should SD2015 Partners continue to adopt Business as Usual Model, the Best that can be achieved if the World continues to fumble and wobble and keep avoiding Catastrophe. The Worst is that Economic Recession, Terrorist Attacks, Hunger, Poverty, Natural and Unnatural Disasters and other World Problems will Push the World to Pessimistic Model and catastrophe become inevitable.

Should SD2015 Partners genuinely commit to pursue with determination, collaboration, coordination and cooperation in all arms of all governments on one hand and collaboration, coordination and cooperation in all arms of all governments, non governmental organizations, private sector, financial institutions and community stakeholders on the other hand, at sub-national, national, regional and global levels in each of the over 200 UN Member Countries and Non Member Countries in our World today, World Sustainable Development could be achieved through New Vision Model delivering proportional WIN – WIN for all concerned Stakeholders in our World today.

It will be recalled that the UN IEAG on Data Revolution after Global Consultation released its Data Revolution Report on 6 November, 2014. This Report following the Business as Usual Model focused on answers to Data Revolution What and Why Questions and refused to include answers to Data Revolution How questions provided by at least 2 of the contributors. This is indeed very sad. We are aware that some complain has been made. It is our hope that SD2015 Partners would take up this complain with aim of including practical answers to Data Revolution How Questions in the implementation as well as the monitoring and evaluation of Data Revolution through New Vision Model.

It will be recalled further that Food Security and Nutrition Security issues is now being put on the front burner in the Global Arena within New Agriculture Revolution. Again it is Agriculture Revolution What and Why Questions that are being addressed. As long as Agriculture Revolution How Questions are not addressed, the mistakes of history in the implementation of first Global New Agriculture Revolution in the 1940s’ up to the fourth Global Agriculture Revolution ending 2015 will be repeated as the fifth Global Agriculture Revolution start from 2016. This is avoidable, if the UN Executive Management, UN Security Council and UN General Assembly take corrective action on time.

It is clear that Global New Agriculture Revolution whose Design and Delivery is built upon New Vision Model will effectively bridge gap between Lessons Learning and Lessons Forgetting and so will Treat Crops, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry: Pre Harvest, Harvest and Post Harvest 30 Issues and 8 Cross Cutting Themes as One – as applicable to each Community in each Local Government in each of the over 200 UN Member Countries and Non UN Member Countries in our World today.

The 30 Issues are: Land, Labour, Fund, Technology, Infrastructure, Market, Water, Health, Security, Education, Environment, Standards, Production, Processing, Storage, Research, Extension, Psychology, Corruption, Disasters, Welfare, Information, Enterprise, Partnership, Innovation, Organization, Orientation, Discipline, Data, Communication.

The 8 Cross Cutting Themes are: Technical, Political, Cooperation, Competencies, Economic, Social, Cultural, Religious.

It is clear that Agriculture Revolution is a Primary Revolution. For Best Results it must be integral part of other Primary Revolutions: Data Revolution, Enterprise Revolution, Government Revolution, Applied Research Revolution, Attitudinal and Behavioural Change Revolution, Cooperation Revolution and Digital Revolution as well as Secondary Revolutions: Education Revolution, Health Revolution, Anti Corruption Revolution, Electricity Revolution, Housing Revolution etc. These Primary and Secondary Revolutions cannot stand on their own but are interlinked, interdependent and interconnected with Reinventing Cities, Reinventing Governance, Reinventing Universities and Tertiary Institutions etc as well as other interventions.

If you require some clarification or additional information, please send email to:-

Lanre Rotimi
International Society for Poverty Elimination, ISPE /
Economic Alliance Group

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