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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.

Process Overview

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.

Background papers

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.

Events

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.

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Statistics and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda

The final report of the working group on monitoring and indicators assesses options for statistics and indicators in a post-2015 setting.

Statistics and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda