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Beyond 2015

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Overview

Enormous progress has been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs). Global poverty continues to decline. More children than ever are attending primary school. Child deaths have dropped dramatically. Access to safe drinking water has been greatly expanded. Targeted investments in fighting malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis have saved millions.  

 

The MDGs are making a real difference in people’s lives, and this progress can be expanded in most of the world’s countries by the target date of 2015 with strong leadership and accountability. 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 sustainable development agenda that is expected to be adopted by UN Member States at a Summit in September 2015.

 

At the September 2010 MDG Summit, UN Member States initiated steps towards advancing the development agenda beyond 2015. In June 2012 at Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, UN Member States adopted ‘The Future We Want’ outcome document, which set in motion many of the inter-governmental processes for the post-2015 development agenda, including the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing, and the High-level Political Forum.

 

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The Global Conversation


To foster an inclusive global conversation, the UN Development Group has coordinated national, global and thematic consultations. To date more than 90 consultations, involving partnerships with multiple stakeholders, including local ministries, businesses and civil society groups, have been supported by the UN with more planned. Civil society organizations from all over the world continue to engage in the post-2015 process, while academia and other research institutions, including think tanks, remain particularly active.

 

Through the MY World survey, the United Nations global survey for a better world, more than 1.4 million people have voted on which six development issues most impact their lives, and the number of voters continues to grow. Complementing MY World is the World We Want online platform, where citizens have engaged further in the various consultations on the post-2015 development process.

 

Inputs from the global conversation were included in the following reports presented to the UN Secretary-General and Member States:

 

 

These reports and others informed the Secretary-General’s report, “A Life of Dignity for All,” which provides a vision for bold action to achieve the MDGs and calls for a new and responsive sustainable development framework that meets the needs of both people and planet.

 

The Secretary-General presented his report to Member States at the Special Event towards achieving the MDGs, which was hosted by President of the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2013. In the Special Event’s outcome document adopted by Member States, world leaders renewed their commitment to meet the MDG targets and agreed to hold a Heads of State and Government Summit in September 2015 to adopt a new set of goals for the post-2015 development agenda.

 

Key events in 2014 (*Subject to change)


Between now and the September 2015 Summit, the Secretary-General and UN System will keep supporting UN Member States as intergovernmental deliberations continue. Results from consultations and other processes in 2014 will feed into the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report, which is expected by the end of 2014.

 

 

 

For more information on the post-2015 development agenda, visit the news and resources page.