Realizing the Future We Want for All

Report to the Secretary-General.

The purpose of a global development agenda is to provide guidance for priority setting at all levels (global, regional, national and sub-national). Such an agenda should help create an enabling environment to meet shared objectives, support global solutions to global problems and guide national development efforts, while supporting the empowerment of people to determine their own futures. It should also be defined in a way that facilitates its implementation, transparent monitoring of progress and mutual accountability for results. This report of the UN System Task Team aims to serve as a reference to orient these ongoing discussions and the broader consultation process taking place among governments, the UN system and other international organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector. The report will also inform the work of the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons to be appointed by the Secretary-General to advise him on the post-2015 process and it will provide technical inputs to the process for developing sustainable development goals (SDGs) that was agreed in the Rio+20 Outcome.

The report begins by reflecting on the experience of the UN system in supporting the implementation of the MDG framework (section II). Building on the lessons learned, the report provides an assessment of the key development challenges to which the global development agenda should respond (section III). It proposes a vision of people-centred, inclusive and sustainable development (section IV) and initial ideas for possible contours of a post-2015 UN development agenda (section V). It concludes by laying out a possible road map for the process of defining the agenda, including ways of bringing different voices of people around the world into the consultations (section VI).

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UN system Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda
New York, June 2012