UN DESA | DPAD | Development Policy Analysis Division
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have served as a shared framework for global action and cooperation on development since 2000. As the world approaches 2015, the overall target date for achieving the MDGs, thinking has begun on how to advance the global development agenda beyond 2015.
To support this effort, the UN Secretary-General has taken several initiatives. He has established the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, launched a High-level Panel of Eminent Persons and appointed his own Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning. These processes are complemented by a set of eleven global thematic consultations and national consultations in over 60 countries facilitated by the United Nations Development Group.
Further information on the global conversation on the post-2015 development agenda can be found at the 'World We Want 2015' Website which is jointly owned by United Nations agencies and civil society organizations.
The UN System Task Team
The UN System Task Team was established by the UN Secretary-General to support system-wide preparations for the post-2015 UN development agenda, in consultation with all stakeholders, including Member States, civil society, academia and the private sector. It brings together over 60 UN entities and agencies and international organizations. It supports the multi-stakeholder consultations being led by Member States on a post-2015 global development agenda, by providing analytical inputs, expertise and outreach.
Working group on the global partnership for development beyond 2015
In September 2012 the UN System Task Team established a new working group on the global partnership for development beyond 2015. A set of think pieces, which were prepared by members of the working group, focus on lessons learnt from MDG8 and a series of specific themes relevant to renewing global partnerships in the post-2015 development agenda. These think pieces will be synthesized in a report to be published in March 2013.
Working group on monitoring and indicators
The working group on monitoring and indicators was established in September 2012. More than twenty agencies participated in the group under the joint leadership of UN DESA and UNDP. In close cooperation with the Inter-Agency Expert Group on MDG Indicators, the working group produced a report on 'Statistics and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda'. The report was published on 4 July 2013.
The UN System Task Team commissioned three background papers to inform the discussion during the Expert Group Meeting held in New York from 27 – 29 February 2012.
- Side event on post-2015 during 2012 ECOSOC AMR (July 2012)
- Statements from the briefing on the post-2015 development agenda for ECOSOC (April 2012)
- Briefing with UN Delegates on post-2015 agenda: Opening remarks by USG Sha Zukang (February 2012)
- General Assembly Speakers Underscore Vital Importance of Building Momentum Towards Achieving MDGs, Discuss Post-2015 Agenda (December 2011)
- Briefing on the Report hosted by the President of the General Assembly on advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015 (November 2011)
Experts Group Meeting to support the advancement of the post-2015 UN development agenda
An Expert Group Meeting on the post-2015 development agenda was held in New York from 27 – 29 February 2012. Academics, researchers and leaders from civil society organizations with expertise on development issues were invited. Participants from 45 organization and entities within the UN System and from 19 institutions ranging from academia to non-governmental organizations attended the meeting.
- DESA Working Paper: From aid to global development policy (September 2012)
- DESA Working Paper: Building a stable and equitable global monetary system (September 2012)
- Annual report of the Secretary-General: Accelerating progress towards the MDGs: options for sustained and inclusive growth and issues for advancing the UN development agenda beyond 2015 (September 2012)
- DESA Working Paper: Should global goal setting continue, and how, in the post-2015 era? (July 2012)
- Amy Pollard (CAFOD): Review of UNTT Report (July 2012)
- UN Committee for Development Policy: The United Nations Development Strategy Beyond 2015 (June 2012)
- Annual report of the Secretary-General: Accelerating progress towards the MDGs: options for sustained and inclusive growth and issues for advancing the UN development agenda beyond 2015 (July 2011)
- High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: A new global partnership. Eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development (May 2013)