Enormous progress has been made towards reaching the MDGs. After 2015, efforts to achieve a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace for all the world’s people will continue unabated.

At the September 2010 MDG Summit, UN Member States initiated steps towards advancing the development agenda beyond 2015 and are now leading a process of extensive consultations on the post-2015 agenda.

The UN is working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established a UN System Task Team to coordinate preparations for beyond 2015. In July 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the establishment of a High-level Panel of Eminent Persons to advise on the global development framework beyond 2015. The work of the Panel will reflect new development challenges while also drawing on experience gained from the MDGs. The Panel will deliver its report to the Secretary-General in May 2013.

To support the Secretary-General in the preparations towards a post-2015 development framework, the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is carrying out broad consultation processes. Those consultations include national dialogues on the post- 2015 development agenda in more than 50 developing countries, eleven multi-stakeholder thematic consultations on a wide range of issues, and an outreach process to citizens and stakeholders in all countries, utilizing social media.

The High-level Committee on Programme (HLCP) took up the issue of the post-2015 development agenda at its second session in 2012. At the session, the Committee reflected on the challenge to foster coherence and coordination among the various processes and the need for convergence and integration of the various dimensions of development. The UN system has an important contribution to make in this regard.