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High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda

A High-level Panel of Eminent Persons was appointed by the Secretary-General to advise him on the post-2015 process. The Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on post-2015 convenes from July 2012 to provide recommendations on possible components of a post-2015 UN development agenda, as well as to contribute to the overall political process. The Panel will deliver its report in the second quarter of 2013.

More information on the members and meetings of the HLP is available on this section.

UN Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on post-2015

The UN Secretary-General appointed Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria in July 2012 as Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.  Ms Mohammed will advice the UN Secretary General and serves as an ex-ufficio Member of the High Level Panel on post-2015. She will also provide the link to the UNGA Open Working Group on sustainable development goals.

UN General Assembly (UNGA) Open Working Group on sustainable development goals

One of the outcomes from the UN conference on sustainable development ‘Rio+20’ is the establishment of an intergovernmental Open Working Group to work further on sustainable development goals which are an integral part of the post-2015 development framework. The Open Working Group will consist of 30 UN member country representatives nominated by different regions and starts its work in September 2013 with the initial input and support from the UN Secretary General. The Open Working Group will produce a report to the General Assembly during its 68th session (September 2013-September 2014). The Open Working Group is supported by an inter-agency technical support team and expert panels (possible overlapping with the UN task team below)

UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda

Following on the outcome of the 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations Secretary-General established the UN System Task Team in September 2011 to support UN system-wide preparations for the post-2015 UN development agenda, in consultation with all stakeholders.

The Task Team is co-chaired by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and brings together senior experts from over 50 UN entities and international organi­zations to provide system-wide support to the post-2015 consultation process, including analytical input, expertise and outreach.

The first report from the UN system on the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Realizing the Future We Want for All – recommends that new goals should build on the strengths of the Millennium Development Goals, apply to all countries, and be based on the fundamental principles of human rights, equality, and sustainability

[Source: Realizing the Future We Want for All: Report to the Secretary-General, UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, June 2012]

Other reports by the Task Team can be found here.