Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, met Amina J. Mohammad, a special advisor on post-2015 development planning to the UN’s Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon.

Crowe met Ms. Mohammad as part of an informal Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee meeting.

Deputy Crowe said:

“It was great to meet Ms. Mohammad today and discuss the purposed plans for a post-2015 development framework which replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they end this year.

“While progress has been made on reaching the MDGs we still have a long way to go to seriously tackle poverty, inequality, and climate change.

“I explained to Ms. Mohammad that I believe a post-2015 framework should be rights based, tackle inequality as well poverty, focus on ending discrimination, and increasing efforts to mitigate climate change.

“I welcome that Ireland is a co-facilitator of these discussions at the UN level and I call on them to use this prestigious role to ensure a post-2015 framework is based on these sustainable development objectives.”