Post-2015 Development Agenda


UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Marta Vieira da Silva advocates for the My World 2015 campaign.

UNDP launched an unprecedented global conversation through which people can help shape the future development agenda after 2015 when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire.

Three out of the eight millennium development targets – on poverty, slums and water – have been met ahead of the 2015 deadline, but much remains to be done. The future development framework – the Post-2015 agenda – should build on the lessons learned from working toward achieving the MDG’s which have been providing the structure for the UN’s development activities since the Millennium Summit in 2000.


The unprecedented global conversation is drawing on the needs, experience and expertise of people around the world:

  • In up to 100 countries, groups of stakeholders, with the support of the UN, hold conferences and workshops on what must be included in the future global development agenda.
  • Thousands of people, including leading practitioners, are participating online and in person in global thematic consultations on how to integrate the following eleven issues into the Post-2015 agenda: inequalities, health, education, growth and employment, environmental sustainability, governance, conflict and fragility, population dynamics, hunger, food and nutrition security, energy, water.
  • A MY World survey, available in 10 languages, invites people to vote for six out of 16 priorities for the future development agenda.

UNDP and its partners at the UN Development Group, which unites 32 UN funds and programmes, make sure that diverse stakeholders participate in the discussions, including the most vulnerable groups, women, the youth, people with disabilities, private sector companies as well as all levels of the government.

The findings from the global conversation will provide a snapshot of what people expect from the future development agenda. Its analysis will feed into the workof the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as well as into the formal multilateral process. The data will be made available to the public later this year.

Country offices and partners can contact us for questions or consultations.

UNDP Voices on Post-2015