The Global Conversation Begins


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The Global Conversation Begins

July 3, 2013

The "Global Conversation Begins" report, launched in March 2013, shows the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.

Three emerging priorities for the future development agenda, referred to as 'the Post-2015 agenda,' can be identified:

  • First, the progress on MDGs should be accelerated and adapted to contemporary challenges, such as growing inequalities within countries and the impact of globalization.
  • Second, the consultations point to the need for a universal agenda to address challenges like environmental degradation, unemployment, and violence.
  • Third, people want to participate, both in the agenda-setting as well as monitoring the progress in implementation of the Post-2015 framework.