The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
have served as a shared framework for global action and cooperation on development since 2000 and enormous progress has been made towards achieving them: global poverty continues to decline; more children than ever are attending primary school; child deaths have dropped dramatically; access to safe drinking water has been greatly expanded; and targeted investments in fighting malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis have saved millions.
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, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken several initiatives. He has established the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, launched a High-level Panel of Eminent Persons and appointed his own Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning. These processes are complemented by a set of eleven global thematic consultations and national consultations in over 60 countries facilitated by the United Nations Development Group.
The post-2015 agenda will reflect new development challenges and is linked to the outcome of “Rio+20” -- the UN Conference on Sustainable Development -- that took place in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio+20 outcome document clearly indicates that the sustainable development goals “should be coherent with and integrated into the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015” (Rio Outcome Doc
, Para 246), and an open working group is being set up on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to report to UNGA in September 2013.
How You Can Participate
The UN Country Team Malaysia (UNCT Malaysia) is currently preparing for national consultations for Malaysia, and will provide more details as they become available.
In the meantime, the global conversation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is already underway and can be found at the 'World We Want 2015' Website. Jointly owned by United Nations agencies and civil society organizations, this global conversation will gather the priorities of people from every corner of the world and help build a collective vision that will be used directly by the United Nations and World Leaders to plan a new development agenda launching in 2015, one that is based on the aspirations of all citizens. More information on the Global Online Conversation can be found here
We also encourage you to take the MY World Global Survey at http://www.myworld2015.org
to let us know which priorities would make the most difference in your lives and contribute most to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
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