Global thematic consultation on health in the post-2015 development agenda


High-level meeting concludes global thematic consultation on health in the post-2015 development agenda

Representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutions and the private sector came together for a high-level meeting to conclude the United Nations Global Thematic Consultation on Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, co-convened by the Governments of Botswana, Sweden, UNICEF and WHO.

Between September 2012 and March 2013 people and organizations around the world provided input on how best to ensure the health of future generations.

The objectives for the consultation were:

  • to stimulate wide-ranging discussion at global, regional, and country levels on progress made and lessons learnt from the MDGs relating to health;
  • to discuss and develop a shared understanding among Member States, UN agencies, civil society, and other stakeholders on the positioning of health in the post-2015 development framework; and
  • to propose health goals and related targets and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda, as well as approaches for implementation, measurement, and monitoring.

More than 150,000 people from all regions visited the consultation website. More than 100 papers were submitted by a wide range of organizations and authors, and 14 face-to-face meetings attracted more than 1,600 people in places as far apart as La Paz, Dar es Salaam, Abuja, Amsterdam, New York, Beijing, and Bangkok.