Outline of the UN process on post-2015

Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed from Nigeria has been appointed SG’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.

UN System Task Team

The inter-agency Task Team, co-chaired by UNDP UNDP The United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s global development network. It helps the countries to find solutions to development challenges and to achieve human development and the MDGs. and UNDESA UNDESA The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is responsible for the follow-up to the major United Nations Summits and Conferences. DESA helps countries in agenda-setting and decision-making with the aim of meeting their economic, social and environmental challenges. DESA works on issues ranging from poverty reduction, population, gender equality and indigenous rights to macroeconomic policy, development finance, public sector innovation, forest policy, climate change and sustainable development. The Department also supports the effort to achieve the MDGs. is coordinating the process within the UN system. In May 2012 the Task Team published its report to the Secretary General: Realizing the Future We Want for All, setting grounds for the work of the High Level Panel.

UN High Level Panel on Post-2015

The HLP HLP The 27 members of the High Level Panel advise on the global development framework beyond 2015. The Panel is co-chaired by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK, and it includes leaders from civil society, private sector and government. The Panel will submit its report containing recommendations on possible components of a post-2015 UN development agenda to the Secretary General in May 2013. , co-chaired by President Yudoyono of Indonesia, President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom includes 23 high-level representatives and was announced in August 2012. The panel’s discussions will result in a report, to be published in May 2013, which is expected to outline the first proposal of the new framework and pave the way towards the UN MDG Summit in September 2013.

UNDG UNDG The full UN Development Group membership has grown to 32 funds, programmes, agencies, and offices, plus five observers that play a role in development. The group meets at least three times yearly to decide on issues related to country level coordination to achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including the MDGs. The Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) chairs the UNDG. ‘Building the post-2015 agenda’ initiative

Global Conversation
A set of online tools, including an interactive website, will be set up under the lead of the UN Millennium Campaign in order to allow individuals all around the world to learn about the process and offer their feedback and perspective on the new framework. The website - www.worldwewant2015.org has been launched in September 2012.

50 South Country consultations
UNDP UNDP The United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s global development network. It helps the countries to find solutions to development challenges and to achieve human development and the MDGs. committed to organise national consultations in 50 countries of the South. The guide to the consultations was published in July 2012. The consultations are expected to finish in the first quarter of 2013.

Consultations will be coordinated at national level by the UN Resident Coordinators, who will oversee the process. The consultations are expected to include a representative sample of participants, including civil society representatives.

First countries where the consultations will take place are listed below, but the list is not considered final and consultations might also be organised in other countries.

Thematic consultations
The thematic consultations started in May and are expected to finish in the first quarter of 2013. The consultations are organised by relevant UN specialised agencies. Consultations on Growth and Employment took place in May 2012. Consultations on Inequalities started in July 2012 and will continue until the end of the year. The full schedule of the other consultations has not yet been published.

TOPICLEAD AGENCIES
Inequalities UNICEF/UNWOMEN
Nutrition and food security FAO/WFP
Governance UNDP UNDP The United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s global development network. It helps the countries to find solutions to development challenges and to achieve human development and the MDGs. /OHCHR
Growth and Employment UNDP/ILO
Conflict Prevention and Resolution UNDP/PBSO/ISDR (tbc)
Health WHO/UNICEF
Education UNESCO/UNICEF
Environmental sustainability UNEP UNEP The United Nations Environment Programme coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing policies and practices. UNEP has played a significant role in developing environmental conventions and has also been active in funding and implementing environment related development projects. /UNDP
Population Dynamics UNFPA/UNHABITAT (tbc)

Sustainable Development Goals
The SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. , coming out of the Rio+20 Rio+20 Rio+20 was a UN conference of the highest possible level, including the heads of state and government or other high-level representatives. It was coordinated by UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA). Rio+20 was a follow up of two important events: the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. The conference took place 20 to 22 June 2012 and was accompanied by a number of side events (People’s Summit, Dialogue Days, Trade Union Assembly on Labour and Environment, etc.). One of the outputs of Rio+20 was the Sustainable Development Goals. Summit that took place in June 2012, are expected to be integrated in the new development framework. It is however still not clear whether the processes of elaboration of both frameworks will be joint or how the integration between them will look like precisely. The main body responsible for the elaboration of the SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. is the Intergovernmental Open Working Group, in consultation with the Expert Group.

Timeline of the process

DATEEVENT
January 2012 Task Team appointed.
May 2012 - First quarter 2013 Thematic consultations start.
15-16 May 2012 Thematic consultation on Growth and Employment. Tokyo, Japan
May 2012 Task Team’s report delivered
20 - 22 June 2012 Rio+20 Rio+20 Rio+20 was a UN conference of the highest possible level, including the heads of state and government or other high-level representatives. It was coordinated by UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA). Rio+20 was a follow up of two important events: the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. The conference took place 20 to 22 June 2012 and was accompanied by a number of side events (People’s Summit, Dialogue Days, Trade Union Assembly on Labour and Environment, etc.). One of the outputs of Rio+20 was the Sustainable Development Goals. UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
July 2012 – First quarter 2013 UN country consultations start after the publication of UNDG UNDG The full UN Development Group membership has grown to 32 funds, programmes, agencies, and offices, plus five observers that play a role in development. The group meets at least three times yearly to decide on issues related to country level coordination to achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including the MDGs. The Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) chairs the UNDG. guidelines
August 2012 High Level Panel appointed.
First quarter 2013 Reports from country and thematic consultations delivered.
May 2013 Report of the High Level Panel delivered.
September 2013 MDGs MDGs The Millennium Development Goals are eight international development goals that were officially establishing following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000. All 193 United Nations member states have agreed to achieve these goals by 2015. The ITUC advocates for the inclusion of Decent Work and Social Protection in the new development framework. Summit in the UN General Assembly.