Beyond 2015 has developed Foundational Values and Implementing Values which should underpin the post-2015 agenda. 

Beyond 2015 has also developed a set of potential targets for the post-2015 agenda, based on these values.  

Draft 3.0 of the Beyond2015’s statement on the VALUES of a Post-2015 framework is below. Please rate the draft below and send your feedback by using the form below.

Draft 3.0 (based on draft 1.0 and draft 2.0, and taking into account comments, discussions in a workshop which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 11-12 June 2013, and national deliberations, see here) is below. 

Values Statement (v. 3.0)




  • The post-2015 framework must specifically recognise global resource constraints and should aim at a more equitable distribution of resources in addition to sustainable use of renewable and non-renewable natural resources.

  • The post-2015 framework must set out how it meets the rights and needs of future as well as present generations.

  • The post-2015 framework must incorporate the precautionary principle – the the burden of proof that an action or policy is not harmful to the public or the environment should fall on those taking the action.

  • The post-2015 framework must promote an enabling environment conducive for people to live in harmony with themselves and nature.

  • All goals and targets must be consistent with environmental sustainability.

Human Rights

  • The post-2015 framework must be wholly consistent with and reinforcing of international human rights commitments, law and standards, address injustice, and demonstrate how progress towards its goals will also allow progressive realisation of these rights for all.
  • The post-2015 framework must embrace a holistic, rights-based approach to development that is based on equality, equity and non-discrimination to ensure that the most marginalised can benefit from development and empowering all to be active agents of change.
  • The post-2015 framework must ensure the right of people to participate fully in society and in decision-making, with the specific attention to groups traditionally excluded from decision-making. Participation empowers people and builds their capacities to contribute to the reduction of inequality and the eradication of extreme poverty.

Poverty Eradication

  • The post-2015 framework must demonstrate throughout that it is aiming at the eradication, not simply the reduction, of extreme poverty.

  • Poverty eradication must be embedded in all goals and targets which, in turn, must aim to ‘get to zero’ rather than percentage reductions.

  • The post-2015 framework must build on an understanding of poverty as a multi-dimensional phenomenon that also encompasses a shortage of resources, capabilities, choices, security and power.

  • The post-2015 framework must go beyond an income based notion of poverty to a focus on well-being to better reflect true progress.
  • A definition of well-being should consider material, relational and subjective dimensions – looking beyond what people have to what they are able to do with those resources in the context of their societies and whether they are happy as a consequence. This may involve looking at indicators such as life expectancy at birth, access to services, living standards, decent work, income security, safety and a clean environment, cultural life, social cohesion, empowerment and dignity.
Peace and security
  • The post-2015 framework must recognise that peace and security are major factors which undermine progress to development, by addressing the multiple and interlinked factors that drive conflict and prevent the development of resilience against natural disasters and slow-onset environmental change.

  • The post-2015 framework must recognise the role of the environment and natural resource  governance in conflict situations, both as a source of conflict and as a means of funding  armed violence and corruption.

  • The post-2015 framework must recognise that the relationship between people and their  governments is critical for peacebuilding and conflict resolution, and that the development of national and local institutions to manage conflict, provide security, build  resilience to disasters and provide essential services must include all sections of society.

  • The post-2015 framework must recognise that violence and abuse in all contexts – particularly gender based violence and violence against children and other vulnerable groups – has serious consequences for development outcomes. The post-2015 framework must promote action to ensure protection from these forms of violence and to address the power imbalance which contributes to them.


  • The post-2015 framework must promote reductions in inequality within and between nations

  • Progress must be aimed at entire populations, not percentage improvements, ensuring that ALL are included and not only those most “easy to reach”. Consequently, the post-2015 framework must deliver action which specifically targets those who are most marginalised and vulnerable (as a result of intersecting factors including age, gender, disability, ethnicity, geographic location and others), ensuring that they are equally included in the implementation and outcomes of the post-2015 framework.

  • The post-2015 framework must promote non-discrimination by addressing the barriers which currently exclude certain groups from participating, and from accessing services.

  • The post-2015 framework must require the disaggregation of data across all goals, targets and indicators and other mechanisms to track the inclusion of those who are marginalised, and to measure improvements in equity and equality.

  •  Reporting on progress will require reporting against each goal and target in both absolute and relative terms and success will only be reported for goals which show improvement in equity as well as absolute terms.

Global Responsibility

  • The new post-2015 framework must recognise shared global challenges and include the obligations, ownership and accountability of every country to respond to the needs of ALL, for example assessing the sustainability of existing consumption patterns in light of the need to promote well being and equity and collectively keep consumption within the limits of our planet’s resources. 

  • Contextualised national targets are needed for different countries, reflecting different challenges and strengths, and inspired by the principle of common but differentiated responsibility.

  • The post-2015 framework must be coherent overall, with goals and targets promoting synergies between sectors and contributing to a holistic and collective approach to achieving our purpose. 



  • The post-2015 framework must set out enforceable accountability and transparency mechanisms and processes, This must include national oversight and independent review mechanisms at the international level with multi-stakeholder participation.

  •  The post-2015 framework must include monitoring mechanisms with reliable, comparable and disaggregated data (both quantitative and qualitative) and baselines.  These mechanisms must also operate with maximum transparency of source and use.

  • The responsibilities of different actors, including, civil society, governments, multilaterals and private sector actors, must be clearly reflected at all levels of the post-2015 framework so that actors are able to hold one another to account.

  • Monitoring processes must promote a deep, holistic view of development, sustainability and justice, and must avoid reducing the post-2015 framework to simplistic measures.

  • Implementation and monitoring of the post-2015 framework should promote good governance and tackle corruption


  • The post-2015 framework must be clearly defined and based upon the experiences of people living in poverty and marginalization through their direct input into the process and outcomes, recognising these individual experiences are more than “anecdotal evidence”.

  • The post-2015 framework must be demonstrably based on lessons from the MDGs including national and global reporting processes such as the outcome document of the 2010 MDG summit

  • The post-2015 framework itself, during the implementation period, should be open to monitoring feedback loops which suggest changes of emphasis or a refocusing on specific aspects at the global or national level.


  • The post-2015 framework must represent a coherent set of goals, targets and indicators which will be effective in ensuring that the structural causes, not just the symptoms, of poverty, inequity and environmental degradation are tackled holistically.

  • The post-2015 framework must be ambitious and achievable, with the potential to deliver demonstrable and sustainable progress within the agreed timeframe, dependent on collective international, regional and national effort.

  • The post-2015 framework must be clearly communicated so that it can be understood in the same way by all actors.

  • The post-2015 framework must clearly indicate the mechanisms, processes and resources required for its effective implementation by different actors at all levels. 

  • The future post-2015 framework must include robust mechanisms to ensure that disparities in progress are addressed through targeting of aid and sector budgets as well as the establishment of credible plans at the national level.

  • The post-2015 framework must ensure that no policy in any area negatively impacts on the achievement of the international development goals.


  • The post-2015 framework must reflect and support the active participation of ALL people in their individual and collective development process.

  • The development, monitoring, re-planning and implementation of the post-2015 framework must be based on meaningful participation involving all stakeholders especially people living in extreme poverty and marginalization.

What is this?

This section provides a third draft of the Values of the framework.

The Values represent elements that are integral to our Vision – a world where these Values are embodied – and they are also the means by which we will achieve our Purpose: they guide the creation of a coherent framework by framing the criteria through which we select goals, targets and indicators which are relevant, transformational, evidence-based and effective. They comprise the essential values on which the post-2015 development framework must be founded (Foundation Values) and those which inform the way in which it must be developed, implemented and evaluated (Implementation Values).

The original draft was developed using materials from civil society and other sources, including the Millennium Declaration, Civicus World Assembly declarations, material from the High Level Panel, inputs from human rights organisations and several other aspects of the Beyond 2015 campaign.

A second draft was produced after a workshop in Geneva in January 2013 (see here) and the third one is the result of the discussions at the Nairobi workshop (11-12 June 2013).

What now?

You are encouraged to look at the drafts and let us know what you think of them by sending your comments and rate the current versions using the form below.

Whenever the satisfaction levels on these sections dip below 50%, this will trigger an automatic redraft.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to the definition of our common positions going forwards and of the lens through which Beyond 2015 assesses the High Level Panel’s and other UN actors’ reports and positions! 

You will find more information on this process in Beyond2015's Content Strategy here.

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Ada Maldonado, Asociación Gestión Salud Población
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 23:09
Hola a tod@s: Sugiero agregar: - Derechos humanos: Propugnar que el sistema internacional de justicia sea reconocido por todos los Estados miembros de la ONU, lo cual garantizaría que los ciudadanos el mundo puedan ejercer plenamente sus derechos - Erradicación de la pobreza: Sugiero cambiar por superación de la pobreza. Además, establecer un sistema de medición de la pobreza con enfoque global que permita una real comparación entre país. - Paz y seguridad: Desarrollar una cultura por la paz en los tres niveles de gobierno nacional, regional y local. Demandar a las Naciones Unidas un rol proactivo en la prevención de conflictos entre sus países miembros. supranacional -Responsabilidad global: Los países más ricos deben constituir el fondo internacional de responsabilidad global que servirá para financiar las necesidades urgentes de los países más pobres, con un sistema de rendición de cuentas efectivo de parte de los países beneficiarios. - Rendición de cuenta: Diseñar e implementar un sistema internacional de rendición de cuentas y transparencia basado en un mercado financiero mejor regulado y un sistema de finanzas públicas transparente y accesible a los ciudadanos. - Participación: Todos los países miembros de las Naciones Unidas deben diseñar e implementar plataformas efectivas de diseño y consulta sobre las políticas públicas a implementar. Saludos, Ada Maldonado Presidenta AGSP
Roy Hauya, Sightsavers
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 14:45
Excellent progress underway
Vipin Bhatt, Independent
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:03
The post-2015 framework must be wholly consistent with and reinforcing of international human rights commitments, law and standards, address injustice, IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAWS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS and demonstrate how progress towards its goals will also allow progressive realisation of these rights for all.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 17:38
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Emmanuel Nyinaku, Philadelphia University
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 02:05
I commend the values that have been put together, however, I disagree that peace and security undermine the process of development as stated under the section peace and security. If what you say is so, then what are these MDGs and value statements for? Is a peaceful home, culture, country, or world one that cannot develop? I believe that that statement is flawed and needs to be revised. Peace, security and development can surely co-exist in perfect harmony.
Celinda, Reply to comment | Beyond2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 15:28
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Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful article.
Thank you for supplying this information.

Posted on 10/14/2015 - 17:38