Members of the Lords, including a former UK ambassador to the UN and a former director of Oxfam, will debate the case for establishing new global development goals in 2015 on Thursday 11 December.
This is a balloted debate, which usually takes place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was requested by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale (Labour). Other members expected to speak are:
- Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Crossbench), former UK ambassador to the UN
- Lord Judd (Labour), former director of Oxfam and development minister
- Baroness Hodgson of Abinger (Conservative), steering board member of the Foreign Secretary's initiative to prevent sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict countries
- Lord Chidgey (Liberal Democrat), governing council member of the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA)
The government spokesperson for the Department for International Development (DfID) Baroness Northover (Liberal Democrat) will respond on behalf of the government.