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Taking a lead on the post-2015 agenda: priorities for least developed countries

Least developed countries (LDCs) have most at stake as the world builds a post-2015 framework for international development cooperation. They suffer unacceptable deprivation, and many are ‘behind the curve’ on progress to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. On the other hand, LDCs have much to contribute to global understanding of emerging development trends and priorities, and to managing globally important resources, such as oceans, forests, grasslands and other fragile ecosystems. They are ready, and have the potential, to take a lead in debates and negotiations. But they need support, solidarity and action from other countries. This briefing presents the views of the newly convened LDC Independent Expert Group on the Post-2015 Development Agenda on how to achieve that potential.

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