Influencing the Post-2015 Framework

In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which have guided global development since 2000, will expire. InterAction and its members are dedicated to sustaining the momentum of the MDGs and collaborating across civil society to ensure the advancement of a new “Post-2015” framework. As an executive member of Beyond2015, InterAction will further engage the campaign to open processes and strengthen the Post-2015 framework.

Find out more about the post-2015 Agenda process timeline via the UN Foundation.

InterAction endorses the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel report A New Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development. The report is, as was mandated by the Secretary General, “bold and practical.” It provides a starting point for the next two years of intergovernmental negotiations and civil society advocacy, outlining 12 illustrative goals and targets.

Read the InterAction Post-2015 Task Force policy brief, "Overarching Principles for a Post-2015 Framework."

The InterAction Post-2015 Task Force will build upon the High-Level Panel report to advocate for a development framework that is effective in creating a more just, prosperous, peaceful world and focuses on eradicating extreme poverty. InterAction members are encouraged to join the task force. For more information, please contact Kellie Peake.

Developing the post-2015 agenda is complex. Please read on for information on our members’ activities and the processes involved:



Photo Credit: UNDP Brazil


Post-2015 Highlights

UN-NGLS launch its Post-2015 Primer Series to engage civil society on Post-2015 intergovernmental processes. Read the first four issues:
  • Issue 1: Overview of UN Intergovernmental Processes to Define the Post-2015 Development Agenda - May, 2013
  • Issue 2: The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals - November, 2013
  • Issue 3: Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Fiancing(ICESDF) - January, 2014
  • Issue 4: The 2015 Post - February, 2014
  • Issue 5: The 2015 Post - March, 2014
  • Issue 6: The 2015 Post - May, 2014
  • Issue 7: The 2015 Post - June, 2014
  • Issue 8: The 2015 Post - July, 2014
OWG member states released new focus areas for UN sustainable development goals in February, 2014. Additionally, the OWG co-chairs released a progress report containing summary points regarding recent OWG discussions. In June, 2014 the OWG released the revised Zero Draft for the post-2015 agenda. 
Press release highlights world leaders' renewed commitment to fighting poverty, hunger and disease, and agree to adopt a post-2015 development framework. For more information, see the special event outcome document, and the Secretary-General's remarks
UN Secretary-General Report on the MDGs and the post-2015 development goals. For the full report, click here

InterAction Member Activities

Report: In their 2013 Hunger Report, Bread for the World Institute calls for a final push to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets by 2015 in addition to making arguments for the next set of global development goals. They also have a countdown to the MDG deadline and start of the Post-2015 goals.
Policy briefs: Global AgeWatch: Policy Briefing 1 – Mainstreaming ageing into the post-2015 process and a second policy brief: Global AgeWatch: Policy Briefing 3 – Sustainable development in an ageing world.
Briefer: Enabling Civil Society’s Contributions to Development – addresses three issues on integrating civil society in the post-2015 agenda along with a list of papers and briefs on the post-2015 agenda.
Report: Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development Commitment to Action – Our Commitments – this report was prepared with the focus of preparing for the post-2015 agenda.
Open for Development- This ONE Campaign effort includes a "You Choose" survey that is part of the UN's MY World coalition. It also includes a report, "Open for Development: Achieving Greater Post-2015 Results through an Open Design Process, Monitoring System and Data Portals."
Policy brief: The Post-2015 Global Development Agenda: Ensuring Innovation in Health for Maximum Impact - outlines PATH's priorities and recommendations to ensure that the post-2015 development agenda includes key health targets to maximize development opportunities and impacts.
A full list of activities in the post-2015 process. A report: Ending Poverty in Our Generation - which sets out 10 objectives to replace the MDGs. A report: Equitable Learning for All and a policy brief: Private Sector Transparency and Post 2015.
Report: Getting to Zero presents new research findings on how reducing income inequality and improving governance is key to eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. Published: September 2013.
Report: Global Processes on Sustainable Devleopment: Post 2015 Agenda and Post Rio + 20 - This report summarizes some of the key ongoing processes within the United Nations since the Rio +20 summit and the 2015 post-MDGs agenda.
The United Nations Foundation links the United Nation's work with business and non-governmental organizations around the world to foster peace and development.
This slide from the UNF outlines the processes that feed into the post-2015 development agenda and gives a visualization of how the initiative will move forward. 

UN-Led Processes 

UNA-USA partnered with the UN on leading the U.S. consultations on the post-2015 development agenda in 10 Chapters/Divisions nation-wide. 

MY World
MY World is a United Nations global survey for citizens. It aims to capture people’s voices, priorities and views, so world leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the next set of global goals to end poverty.

High-Level Panel
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's High-level Panel was formed to advise on the global development framework beyond 2015. The Panel is co-chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and it includes leaders from civil society, private sector and government. The Panel submitted its report containing recommendations to the Secretary-General in May 2013. It includes 12 illustrative goals and targets.

World We Want 2015
The World We Want is gathering the priorities of people from every corner of the world and will 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.

Civil Society-Led Processes

Beyond 2015
Beyond 2015 is a global campaign aiming to influence the creation of a post 2015 development framework that succeeds the current UN Millennium Development Goals. Beyond 2015 brings together more than 570 civil society organisations in over 95 countries around the world.  Read Beyond 2015 UNGA Briefing for more information on the post-2015 process going foward. 

With the end of the MDGs approaching, discussions on poverty and development are moving toward establishing a new development framework. InterAction's Leave #No1Behind campaign featured a blog series in The Huffington Post and a live Spreecast with representatives from WaterAidHandicap InternationalInterAction and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) discussing the MDGs, what comes next, and the "forgotten" populations that must not be left behind. 

Ask Africa Now
This site seeks input from civil society groups and citizens in Africa, on the premise that Africa should be one of the key architects of the post-2015 agenda. It is compiling feedback through a questionnaire as well as research, reports and other key documents. It also has information on the African Civil Society Secretariat.

Participate is co-convened by the Institute of Development Studies and Beyond 2015, and funded by the UK government. The initiative is providing high-quality evidence on the reality of poverty at ground level, bringing the perspectives of the poorest into the post-2015 debate.

High-Level Panel Report

Source: DFID - UK Department for International Development