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Overview and background
The MDGs took 10 years to formulate and agree on a global stage; at least some of the MDGs will not be met in some countries by the deadline; and a recent study demonstrates that people in the developing world tend to think it is important to have a global international development framework.
Before the September 2012 UN MDG summit, the world was unwilling to spend time thinking about what would happen beyond 2015, preferring instead to focus on achieving the goals. Yet the summit was something of a watershed. Governments realised the importance of planning for post-2015, and this was reflected in the summit's outcome document, which requested the UN secretary general to report annually on the MDGs' progress and to "make recommendations in his annual reports, as appropriate, for further steps to advance the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015"
The UN's economic and social council's committee for development policy examined the post-2015 question in March 2012. This was the start of a research initiative to strengthen the UN development agenda beyond 2015 by considering emerging alternative development models that could contribute to improving human wellbeing.
To see a Mapping of post-2015 initiatives click here.
- How to build sustainable development goals: integrating human development and environmental sustainability in a new global agenda (ODI, March 2013)
- Le genre dans l'agenda post-2015 (Médiaterre, February 2013)
- Post-2015: can we talk about migration? (ODI, February 2013)
- Are we making progress with building governance into the post 2015 framework? (ODI, February 2013)
- 68th UN General Assembly (24.09.2013)
- Statistical Challenges on Monitoring Development Indicators beyond 2015 (02.05.2013)
- 2013 Global Forum on Development (04.04.2013)
- World Social Forum (26.03.2013)
- Post-2015 High Level Panel Meeting (24.03.2013)
- Advancing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda: Reconfirming Rights-Recognising Limits-Redefining Goals (20.03.2013)
- The Commission on the Status of Women (04.03.2013)
- High-Level Consultation on Governance (27.02.2013)
Blogs and News
- Post-2015: Participatory, responsive institutions must top the agenda (UNDP 06.05.2013)
- Post-2015: framing a new approach to sustainable development (Eco Business 19.03.13)
- Keep population dynamics in post-2015 goals (BDNews24 14.03.13)
- Liberia: Nation-wide consultations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda begin next week (African Brains 18.03.13)
- The Thinker: Looking Beyond 2015 (Jakarta Globe 15.03.13)
- Online Consultation: Reducing poverty is achievable (Wikiprogress 06-15.03.2013)
- Online discussion on Ageing, Development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda (The World We Want 2015 28.2.2013)
- Online Discussion on Inequalities in Urban Areas (The World We Want 2015 15.01.2013)
Youth Voices Post-2015