NDC Director for UN Summit
The United Nations Summit for adoption of Post-2015 development agenda is being held on September 25-27, 2015 at New York alongside the 70 session of the General Assembly. The Summit will approve a new agenda which will supersede the Millennium Development Goals as the common global agenda for the next fifteen years till 2030.
More than 150 world leaders including Prime Minister Mody are expected to attend the Summit to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. This momentous agenda will serve as the launch pad for action by the international community and by national governments to promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.
Representatives of Non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations from across the world will also be participating in the Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.
Dharmalingam Venugopal, Honorary Director of Nilgiri Documentation Centre will be one of the few NGO representatives to participate from India. He had earlier participated in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio di Janeiro in 2012.
“As a member of the Mountain Partnership, which is a UN affiliated NGO, we have been campaigning for the specific inclusion of mountain priorities in the Summit agenda. The draft report of the Summit tiltled, ‘Transforming Our World for People and Planet’ has accepted the inclusion in paras 6.6, 15.1 and 15.4 which will be approved at the end of the Summit’, said Mr. Venugopal.
Mr. Venugopal who is on a one month visit to the US said he will meet with Nilgiriologists in America and visit various libraries to seek copies of Nilgiri material available with them for the documentation centre.