Health and the next global development agenda

Post-2015 High-level Panel

In July 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed 27 members of a High-level Panel to make recommendations on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The panel was co-chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and included leaders from civil society, private sector and government.

The panel was part of the Secretary-General’s post-2015 initiative mandated by the 2010 MDG Summit. UN Member States have called for open, inclusive consultations involving civil society, the private sector, academia and research institutions from all regions, in addition to the UN system, to advance the development framework beyond 2015.

The work of the panel reflected new development challenges while also drawing on experience gained in implementing the MDGs, both in terms of results achieved and areas for improvement.

The panel's work was closely coordinated with that of the intergovernmental working group tasked to develop sustainable development goals, as agreed at the Rio+20 conference.

The High-Level Panel submitted its report containing recommendations to the UN Secretary-General on 30 May 2013.