MDGs in Action
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The MDGs are making a real difference in people’s lives and, with strong leadership and accountability, this progress can be expanded in most of the world’s countries by the target date of 2015. After 2015, efforts to achieve a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace will continue unabated. The UN is working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.
News on Post-2015
Using the innovative MY World survey, over 560,000 citizens from 194 countries have already voted for the issues that would make the most difference to their lives, providing real-time data on what people think about the biggest challenges facing our world.
Results to date reveal that voters´ top three priorities are: “a good education”, “better healthcare” and “an honest and responsive government”.
Citizens voting predominantly for health and education development priorities reveal the continuing relevance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which recently observed the 1000 day milestone to their 2015 target date. Results from MY World are being shared with world leaders working on defining the next global development framework. Mark a difference and cast your vote today!
The Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of eminent persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda concluded its meeting in Bali, Indonesia on 27 March.
The Panel consulted with a wide range of stakeholders, including representatives from civil society, academia, the UN, national governments, the private sector and others, on many different development issues. Valuing the importance of an open, transparent and inclusive process, the Panel sought to promote global ownership of a shared development agenda. An official communiqué from the Panel says, "Our vision is to end extreme poverty in all its forms in the context of sustainable development and to have in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all."
The Panel plans to submit to the Secretary- General at the end of May 2013. Members of the Panel have been involved in extensive consultations and interactive meetings with multiple stakeholders from all over the world to assess new development challenges. Their work will also draw on the experience gained in implementing the MDGs.
The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) launched its new report, 'The Global Conversation Begins'. The report provides a snap shot of the emerging narrative from over 80 national and 11 thematic consultations on the post-2015 development agenda.
Preliminary findings from the global conversation will be presented to the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda at their next meeting in Bali, Indonesia from 25-27 March.
The UN and partners have teamed up to put in place a global survey, called MY World, where citizens worldwide can share with the UN, and in particular the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel, the development issues that most impact their lives. MY World complements the World We Want 2015 platform and acts as the public entry point to the post-2015 development process. Voting is currently online and offline throughout the world. Results will feed into the High-level Panel's report to the Secretary-General. Share your vote for a better world.