UN Post-2015 Reports

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 1. November 2013 - 14:40

United Nations reports for the post-2015 agenda

Following the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, and with the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, the international community has launched a vast debate on the priorities and directions for a Post-2015 Agenda. This debate bridges the aim by the development community to reduce poverty, and the concerns of the environmental community to stay within planetary boundaries and achieve sustainability. There is a need to extend the Millennium Development Goals and to create Sustainable Development Goals as agreed at Rio+20 while merging the two processes.

In support of this debate, and using the Internet to reach more widely in consulting the public and civil society organizations, many different processes have been set in motion within the UN system and as submissions for consideration by the UN. It is hard to keep up with all the different processes, but the list of reports below as of October 2013 may help those who want to follow the main lines of the debate.


High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda. 2013. “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development”. Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 30 May 2013. http://www.post2015hlp.org/

Sustainable Development Solutions Network. 2013. “An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development: Report for the UN Secretary-General”. Prepared by the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, 6 June 2013. 50 p. http://www.unsdsn.org

United Nations. 2013. "The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013". New York: United Nations, June 2013. 60 p. http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Resources/Static/Products/Progress2013/Engl…

United Nations Development Group. 2013a. "The Global Conversation Begins: Emerging Views for a New Development Agenda". 20 March 2013. http://www.worldwewant2015.org/the-global-conversation-begins

United Nations Development Group. 2013b. “A Million Voices: The World We Want: A Sustainable Future with Dignity for All”. 159 p. http://www.worldwewant2015.org/millionvoices

United Nations System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. 2012. "Realizing the Future We Want for All: Report to the UN Secretary-General". July 2012. http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/untaskteam_undf/untt_repor…

UN Secretary-General's Report to the General Assembly Special Event, September 2013. “A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015". United Nations A/68/202, 26 July 2013. 19 p. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/A%20Life%20of%20Dignity%20for%20A…. Overview at http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/SG_Report_MDG_EN.pdf

United Nations Global Compact. 2013. “Corporate Sustainability and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda: Perspectives from UN Global Compact Participants on Global Priorities and How to Engage Business Towards Sustainable Development Goals”. Report to the UN Secretary-General, 17 June 2013. 25 p. http://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/news_events/9.1_news_archives/2013_…

UNDP. 2012. “Powerful Synergies: Gender Equality, Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability”. United Nations Development Programme, September 2012. 200 p. http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/gender/f_PowerfulSynergies…


UN System agencies with various governments and other partners organized thematic consultations on major issues for the post-2015 development agenda: Conflict, Violence and Disaster; Education; Energy; Environmental Sustainability; Food Security and Nutrition; Governance; Growth and Employment; Health; Inequality; Population; Water. Not all have produced summary reports on the main web site: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/. Those that have are listed below.

UNDP/UNEP. 2013. “Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda”. Report of the Thematic Consultation on Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda. France/Costa Rica, UNDP/UNEP. August 2013. 38 p. http://www.worldwewant2015.org/sustainability2015report

Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/389575

Final Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015 Development Framework http://www.worldwewant2015.org/governance/finalreport

Synthesis Report on the Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/299198
Overview and Key Messages from the Report on the Inequalities Consultation http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/308651

Final Report: Consultations on Growth and Employment http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/392756

The Final Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/366798

Population Dynamics in the Post-2015 Development Agenda http://www.worldwewant2015.org/population

Health in the post-2015 development agenda http://www.worldwewant2015.org/health

Hunger, food and nutrition security: towards a post-2015 development agenda http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/post2015/ and http://www.worldwewant2015.org/food2015

04.09.2013 Energy Consultation - Summary Compilation.pdf http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/338765 http://www.worldwewant2015.org/Energy2015

Conflict, Violence and Disaster in the Post-2015 Development Agenda http://www.worldwewant2015.org/conflict
Report of the Expert Meeting on Accountability Framework for Conflict, Violence and Disaster in the Post-2015 Development Agenda http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/371755

Most of these reports can be found at http://www.worldwewant2015.org/sustainability2015


European Report on Development. 2013. “Post-2015: Global action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future”. Brussels: European Center for Development Policy Management, the Overseas Development Institute, and the German Development Institute (DIE). http://www.erd-report.eu/erd/report_2012/documents/FullReportEN.pdf

Helliwell, John, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs (eds). 2013. World Happiness Report 2013. New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Earth Institute, Columbia University. 154 p. http://unsdsn.org/files/2013/09/WorldHappinessReport2013_online.pdf

Last updated 1 November 2013