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Consultation on "Towards a Post-2015 Development Framework"

Policy field

Global governance, International Cooperation, Development

Target groups

International Organisations, Government bodies, Academic institutions, Civil Society Organisations, Private Sector Organisations, Foundations, individuals.  

Period of consultation

From 15.06.2012 to 15.09.2012

Objective of the consultation

In 2013, a UN special event will follow up on efforts made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and will likely raise the issue of what might follow after the target year of 2015. Following the decisions taken at the review meeting in 2010, the UN Secretary General has started preparatory work.

The global political and economic landscape has significantly changed over recent years. Growth in emerging economies has become the key driver of global growth. Disparities within and between developing countries have increased and the GNI per capita of a few upper middle-income countries has outscored some European member states. Likewise, new actors have emerged in the development sphere, including private actors. Some of these were also acknowledged in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, agreed at the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2011.

Recently, discussions on the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been held in the context of the Rio+20 Conference. The outcomes at Rio will influence the process for any post-2015 development framework.

The Millennium Declaration, affirming the "collective responsibility to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity at the global level" remains relevant in many aspects. But we must take into account new global realities and trends – political economy, major macroeconomic shifts, climate change and depletion of natural resources, crises and volatility, population dynamics, governance issues and human development challenges, migration, mobility, among others.

This debate gives rise to different options and scenarios to be considered for post-2015. None of them can be excluded at this early stage. Options could either be designed following the logic of the MDG framework with new time-lines, with or without new goals, targets or indicators, or proposing a more fundamentally revised approach to development.

The objective of the current Public Consultation is to inform the preparation of an EU contribution to the UN process.

 Related document

  • Towards a Post-2015 Framework pdf - 179 KB [179 KB] Deutsch (de) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) português (pt)
  • A report pdf - 1014 KB [1014 KB] , summarising the contributions received is now available.


Contact details

Responsible services: Directorate General for Development and Cooperation


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