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
The most recent session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on sustained and inclusive growth, industrialization and infrastructure development. As part of its task with preparing a proposal on the SDGs, the 30-member Open Working Group (OWG) of the General Assembly is holding inclusive meetings with major groups and stakeholders on the post-2015 development agenda.
UN-NGLS is pleased to launch the second issue of its Post-2015 Primer Series, focusing on the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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In a joint statement, United Nations entities urged countries to ensure that the post-2015 development agenda addresses inequalities in access to basic services, such as water and sanitation.
The President of the General Assembly and Government leaders weighed in at the General Debate on how to shape the world’s development strategy for the period after the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Learn more.
Amina J. Mohammed
In a new article, the UN Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning shares how the MDGs Special Event on 25 September 2013 provides the opportunity to set a course for the post-2015 development agenda. Read more.
For almost one year, over one million people have engaged in 88 national consultations, 11 thematic dialogues and the MY World global survey.
A new report by the UN Development Group presents the findings from the global conversation and outlines some of the ways the UN is engaging with global citizens.
Thousands of young people from all over the world have participated in the 'Global Youth Summit: BYND 2015’ in Costa Rica.
Youth groups highlighted their priorities to help shape the post-2015 development agenda. Learn more.
Ministers and high-level representatives from Asia and the Pacific have adopted the ‘Bangkok Declaration of the Asia-Pacific region on the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015’. The Declaration will be shared as a key regional input to the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals at the General Assembly in September 2013.
A conversation on post-2015 processes
In an interview with UN Radio, the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, Ms. Amina Mohamed, summarizes key findings from the latest report of the Secretary-General, titled “A Life of Dignity for All”. Listen here.
Ms. Mohamed discusses how governments and societies must dig deeper to achieve sustainable development and dignity for all.
At the Special Event on the MDGs on 25 September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will present to UN Member States his new report on MDG acceleration and the post-2015 development agenda – “A Life of Dignity for All”.
In the key findings of the report, the Secretary-General calls on countries and the international community to do everything possible to achieve the MDGs and to adopt a post-2015 agenda that is universal and based on sustainable development.
The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is helping to create entry points for civil society to engage in the global conversation on the post-2015 development agenda.
The first issue of its Post-2015 Primer Series, attempts to demystify the post-Rio+20 and post-2015 intergovernmental processes and help strengthen coordination and coherency between them.
The Primer offers an overview on key ongoing or upcoming processes: the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development; the Financing for Sustainable Development Committee; and the President of the General Assembly's Special Event on MDGs/Post-2015 this September.