Health and the next global development agenda

UN post-2015 process

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have served as a shared framework for global action and cooperation on development since 2000. They set specific targets to be reached by 2015 on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction and a global partnership for development. As the world approaches 2015, the overall target date for achieving the MDGs, thinking has begun on how to advance the global development agenda beyond 2015.

To support this effort, the UN Secretary-General introduced several initiatives: an Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals, a UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, a High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and expert committee on financing, and his own Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning. These processes have been complemented by a set of 11 global thematic consultations and national consultations in more than 60 countries facilitated by the United Nations Development Group. Further information on the global conversation on the post-2015 development agenda can be found at the “World We Want 2015” website, which is jointly owned by UN agencies and civil society organizations.