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What is the post-2015 process?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have served as a framework for global action and cooperation on development since 2000. Discussion is ongoing on how to advance the global development agenda beyond 2015, the overall target date for achieving the MDGs.

Two streams converging in a single process

In 2010, the UN MDG Summit requested the UN Secretary-General to initiate thinking on the global development agenda beyond 2015; in 2012, the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, led by Member States, started an inclusive process to define a set of sustainable development goals.

These two processes are closely linked and converging in the definition of one global post-2015 development agenda, with sustainable development at its core.  The diagram below shows how the stream stemming from the MDG summit (in blue) and the one from the Rio+20 Conference (in orange) contribute to the definition of the post-2015 framework and goals, presenting the time frame and role of each entity involved in the overall process. Download the diagram

The post-2015 process is led by Member States and facilitated and supported by the United Nations, with broad participation from external stakeholders such as civil society organizations, the private sector and businesses, academia and scientists.

diagram post-2015 process