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New report: “A Life of Dignity for All”

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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.

Demystifying the post-Rio+20 and post-2015 processes

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.

A post-2015 action agenda for sustainable development

The Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Soultions Network (SDSN) delivered a report, entitled “The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development,” to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The report outlines 10 sustainable development priorities, covering the four main dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth and the end of poverty, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance.

“The latest report from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the result of a collaboration between top scientists, technologists, businesses, and development specialists, is a critical input to the work we are doing to shape an ambitious and achievable post-2015 agenda," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The Secretary-General created the SDSN to mobilize innovative ideas and global action for sustainable development. Last week, inputs from world leaders of the High-level Panel were also delivered to the Secretary-General.

Session on Post-2015 at conference on African development

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior UN officials recently participated in the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), in Yokohama, Japan.

UN officials engaged in a thematic session at TICAD V on the development of a post-2015 development agenda to succeed the eight MDG anti-poverty targets. In his remarks, the Secretary-General said, “The process of creating a framework to succeed the MDGs offers a chance to transform our approach to international development. Our goal is to expand on the strengths of the MDGs and empower people while protecting our planet.”

The head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) moderated a panel at the Tokyo Conference to identify priority actions for closing gender equality gaps in Africa and ensuring that gender equality is central to the post-2015 development agenda.

Post-2015 Panel delivers report to UN Secretary-General

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The independent High-Level Panel of 27 eminent persons appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report containing new and far-reaching proposals for completely ending extreme poverty by 2030. Entitled A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development, the report calls for an ambitious and universal agenda that builds on the successes of the MDGs and promotes sustainable development, good governance, human rights and building institutions.

The Panel has held consultations with more than 5,000 civil society groups from 121 countries across every region of the world to produce the report. Panel members also spoke to experts from multilateral organizations, national governments, the private sector and the academic and scientific communities. The Secretary-General will draw on the report’s recommendations for his own report to the UN General Assembly in September.

MY World reaches over 500,000 votes!

My World Global Survey

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!

Global ownership of a shared development agenda

High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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.

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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 Global Conversation Begins

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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.

MY World: The UN global survey for a better world

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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.

World We Want 2015 platform

World We Want

Citizens and stakeholders worldwide are invited to participate in the World We Want platform. The interactive post-2015 platform provides a space for citizens to contribute their voices to the global consultations on the post-2015 development process. What kind of world do you want?
Join the global conversation today!

Sustainable Development Solutions Network


On 9 August 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a new independent global network of research centres, universities and technical institutions to help find solutions for some of the world's most pressing environmental, social and economic problems.


The Secretary-General announced that Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, his Special Adviser on the MDGs, will lead the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.