The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also 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. From this site, explore the efforts of the UN and its partners for building a better world. ... more
News on Millennium Development Goals
International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on 8 March, is an opportunity to review the challenges and achievements in the implementation of Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. “The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message for the Day. Join the conversation using #IWD2014 and follow all the UN’s IWD events.
“The World Day of Social Justice is observed to highlight the power of global solidarity to advance opportunity for all,” the UN Secretary-General said. UN leadership urged the international community to amplify efforts for accelerating MDG progress. The UN annually observes the World Day of Social Justice on 20 February. #SocialJustice
Evidence from the latest International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Global Review Report shows that 70 percent of governments have said equality and rights are priorities for development. The landmark report, which gathers data form 176 Member States and inputs from civil society, also highlights achievements in the fight against poverty and addresses gaps in tackling inequalities endured by women and children.
News on Post-2015 development process
The Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals identified 19 focus-areas for sustainable development that could help the international community build on the progress of the MDGs, beyond 2015. From now through 14 March, the World We Want platform invites you to share feedback on the OWG’s focus-areas document. Submissions in the online conversation will be made available to the OWG Co-chairs.
The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing is responsible for proposing ways to help mobilize the financial resources needed for achieving sustainable development objectives. The Committee is holding its Third Session from 3-7 March, which includes an interactive multi-stakeholder dialogue with NGOs, the private sector and Major Groups. The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals is holding its Ninth Session from 3-5 March.
Guided by the principle of establishing an inclusive intergovernmental process open to all stakeholders, the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals have successfully identified key focus-areas for building on the progress of the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals, and for addressing emerging global challenges in the post-2015 development agenda. (Note: OWG focus-areas)