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 that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015.

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 MDGs, which have been providing the structure for the UN’s development activities since the Millennium Summit in 2000.

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

  • In 88 countries, groups of stakeholders, with the support of the UN, held conferences, workshops and face-to-face meetings on what should 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. All consultations can be followed on the World We Want website. 
  • 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 and private sector companies, as well as all levels of the government.

The initial findings from the global conversation provided a snapshot of what people expect from the future development agenda, and can be found in the report "The Global Conversation Begins". A comprehensive synthesis of the completed national and thematic consultations, as well as MY World votes entitled “A Million Voices: The World We Want – a sustainable future with dignity for all" was published on 10 September 2013. These analyses have informed the work of the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and continue to feed into the formal multilateral process.

On 30 May 2013, the High Level Panel released its report, “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,” which sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.

The UN Secretary-General will present his report on the MDGs and post-2015 agenda, “A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015”, to Member States during the General Assembly in September 2013.

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