Post-2015 Development Agenda

Key resources

UNICEF Position Papers 

A Post-2015 World Fit for Children: A review of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals Report from a Child Rights Perspective [PDF]
The Open Working Group report was a major step forward -- for children, all people and the planet. Read UNICEF's analysis with a child rights lens. Also in FrenchSpanish,Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.      

Post-2015 Issue Briefs
UNICEF has developed a set of "two pagers" on key issues for children that should be included in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.  Each brief contains some rationale text, suggested target(s) and a data snapshot on the issue.  Download briefs separately below or the full set here.  

Towards a post-2015 World Fit for Children: UNICEF Key Messages on the Post-2015 Development Agenda [PDF]
Ten key messages that speak to guiding principles and suggested actions in relation to Post-2015.  Also available in Spanish and French.

Sustainable Development Starts with Safe, Healthy and Well-Educated Children [PDF]
A companion to UNICEF's 10 key messages, this position paper aims to deepen the message on Sustainable Development, backed by a strong evidence base that aims to ‘make the case’ for why children are central to sustainable development.  Also available in Spanish and French.

Child Poverty in the Post-2015 Development Agenda [PDF]
June 2014 UNICEF issue brief from the Division of Policy and Strategy.  

United Nations System

Proposal of The Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals
The Member State led Open Working Group on SDGs final report of goals and targets for consideration by the UN General Assembly.  (July 2014)

The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet [PDF]
Synthesis Report of the Secretary-General On the Post-2015 Agenda (December 2014)

A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the  United Nations development agenda beyond 2015: Report of the Secretary-General [PDF] 
This report was produced pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/1, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually on progress in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals until 2015 and to make recommendations for further steps to advance the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015. (September 2013)

Realizing the future we want for all: Report to the Secretary-General [PDF]
Report from the United Nations System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda. (July 2012)

The global conversation begins: emerging views for a new development agenda
United Nations Development Group report on results from the national, regional and global thematic consultations on Post-2015, to date. (September 2013)

A Million Voices: The World We Want
This report by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) collects the perspectives on the 'world we want' from over 1 million people around the globe. For almost one year, people have engaged energetically in 88 national consultations, 11 thematic dialogues, and through the MY World global survey. As member states consult on the shape and content of a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) beyond 2015, it is hoped that the opportunity to listen to these voices will contribute to reaching consensus on what is needed to move towards a common sustainable future.(September 2013)

Delivering the Post-2015 Development Agenda:  Opportunities at the national and local levels
Summary of UNDG global and national consultations on Means of Implementation (MOI).  The main message of the dialogues and of this report is that, irrespective of income status or region, the implementation of the new agenda will depend on actions taken at national and local levels. It is there that attention will need to be focused and investments made, if we are to make the transformative shifts which advancing human and sustainable development requires.(September 2014).  Also available in French and Spanish. (September 2014)


Child-sensitive accountability and the post-2015 agenda: To keep the post-2015 agenda on track, give children and young people a voice 
(Child to Child, Children International, Plan, Save the Children, SOS Children's Villages, World Vision; 2015)
The emerging post-2015 agenda is an opportunity for those of us in the world to agree on the kind of future we want. The decision makers who articulate the goals and set the targets are helping to shape the future that today’s children and young people who will live. These children and young people need ways to make their voices heard and make governments and other decision makers fulfil their commitments.

Child Poverty Indicators to Measure Progress for the SDGs
(March 2015)
A joint brief by a coalition of partners working to end child poverty.

A new global partnership: Eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development
Recommendations from an independent panel of eminent persons from around the world. The High-level Panel on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda was established by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Prime Minister David Cameron. 

An action agenda for sustainable development [PDF]
Report from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. 

Joint report to the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda [PDF]
Report prepared by the United Nations Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.



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