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These recommendations are based on input from Save the Children’s experts and staff from around the world and the organisation's proposed Post-2015 Development Agenda, Framework for the Future
Save the Children’s recommendations identify critical targets and concrete language amends that are transformative, universal,measurable and implementable. 
The underlying ideas and principles of the concept of ‘Policy Coherence for Development’ (PCD) are relevant for post-2015 discussions. Yet, conceptual and political challenges exist when promoting the PCD concept as developed in the OECD and the EU as a universal concept in the global discussions. Various ideas and principles of PCD can be mainstreamed in the post-2015 framework without using strong PCD jargon. These include targets for means of Implementation in thematic areas, targets in relation to capacity building for more integrated and evidence-based policy-making and efforts to build a strong accountability framework. 

Landesa's Land Rights Stat Cards

Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poor women and men, recently launched a new infographic designed to help inform the deliberations of the Open Working Group (OWG), which was established in January 2013,  by the UN General Assembly as a key group to help shape the post-2015 sustainable development framework.

The Ecological Dimension in the Post-2015 Agenda

German environmental and development organizations have drafted a set of ecological sustainability goals to be included in the Post-2015 Agenda. These suggestions are intended to focus attention on existential ecological baselines as well as the necessity of regarding ecology as an integral part of the new Post-2015 Agenda. Particular emphasis was given to issues that have so far received little attention from existing conventions and international processes. The following proposed goals assume that issues are cross-cutting and that they will be linked with each other as well as with development goals.

The World We Want: Bangladeshi Youth Voices on a post-2015 World

This report summarizes the discussions and findings of the three youth consultations held in Bangladesh between August and October 2013. It highlights important principles and ideas that young people have to improve the world they live in. The consultations gathered 84 youth representatives from 30 youth-led organizations and institutions to understand young people's vision of a post-MDG world and ensure that their voices are heard at the national and global level.

Protect my Future: A series of papers on child protection in the post-MDG agenda

Terre des Hommes believe that Child Protection and child rights must receive due policy priority in this Agenda. This is an ambitious objective that needs common efforts by child rights defenders. Under the lead work of the NGO “Family for Evey Child”, a group of NGOs joined efforts to produce a series of six thematic position papers aimed at influencing the post-MDG agenda. Terre des Hommes contributed to that common work. They invite any organisation involved in the post-MDG debate to make use of them to promote development based on child rights.

- The links between child protection and good governance

- The links between child protection and population dynamics

- The links between child protection and equity

- The links between child protection and health and survival

- The links between child protection and disasters and conflict

- Why child protection matters in the post-2015 development agenda

How to reconcile the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Markus Loewe, 2012

The majority of the MDGs refer to improvements in the wellbeing of individuals, they are thus final goals of human development (education, health, access to water) to be measured at the micro-level. The SDG agenda also involves such goals (clean air, biodiversity), but also ones that refer to the preservation or establishment of global public goods (limiting climate change, financial stability) that can thus only be measured through macroindicators. The latter are not objectives, but preconditions for sustainable development that for reasons of consistency should not enter into one agenda with final goals. Some of these are already addressed by MDG 8 (among them a fair financial and world trade system).

The global conversation begins: Emerging views for a new development Agenda

United Nations Development Group, March 2013

This report offers a snapshot of the current stories emerging from a global exercise in listening to people's perspectives and priorities. It represents an effort by the UN to reflect on preliminary results for the Secretary-General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons o the post-2015 Development Agenda, as well as the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

Contributions to the UN Thematic Consultations

Beyond 2015, March 2013

Many Beyond 2015 participating organisations have followed the call to coordinate a Beyond 2015 position paper which will input to each of the nine themes of the UN thematic consultation. You may view the full list of organisations and position papers, or use the following links to download a specific paper.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights in the next global framework

EuroNGOs, October 2012

The European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development (EuroNGOs) is a European network of nongovernmental organizations working on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues in development cooperation and global policy. EuroNGOs is for a sustainable world without poverty where all individuals enjoy good sexual and reproductive health and well-being and are empowered to exercise their sexual and reproductive
health and rights (SRHR).

The Education Link: Why Learning is Central to the Post-2015 Global Development Agenda

Anda M. Adams, December 2012

This paper describes the leading frameworks proposed for the post-2015 global development agenda and discusses how education and learning fit within each of those frameworks.

Analysis of the UNDESA Survey on the Sustainable Development Goals

Stakeholder Forum, January 2013

This report is a synthesis of the information provided in the submissions and intends to present the findings of the questionnaire in a way that is accessible to all governments and stakeholders. The information has been collated by country type and region with an aim to help identify key priorities.

The Future We the People Need: Voices from New Social Movements in North Africa, Middle East, Europe & North America

Werner Puschra and Sara Burke (EDS.), February 2013

This publication highlights the perspectives of new social, trade union, and protest movements in regions that have experienced great social upheaval due to recent crises—North Africa and the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

Brazil in conflict-affected states – implications for post-2015, Saferworld, February 2013.

Addressing horizontal inequalities as drivers of conflict in the post-2015 development agenda, Saferworld and the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, February 2013.

Towards a Post-2015 Development Framework: Position Paper, EuroNGOs, Countdown 2015 Europe, IPPF EN and ASTRA, February 2013

Policy Brief: Priorities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, High-Level Task Force for ICPD, February 2013

Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Post-2015 Framework, Gender & Development Network, January 2013

Children’s rights and the post-2015 development agenda, Bond Child Rights Group briefing, December 2012

Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. UN Negotiations Begin, Marianne Beisheim, SWP, November 2012

Jobs and livelihoods at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda, ILO Concept Note, November 2012

Healthy Development in the Post-2015 Era, Yanzhong Huang, CFR, November 2012

How can large businesses contribute to the post-2015 agenda?, Alison Holder, David McNair and Sara Godfrey, Save the Children, November 2012

Youth Consultations for a Post-2015 Framework: A Toolkit, Restless Development, November 2012

Consultation Report for the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, UN NGLS, November 2012

Disability in the Post-2015 Framework, Lorraine Wapling, Sightsavers, November 2012

Inequalities Relating to Health and the life Course: Disability, Mental Illness and Older Age, Emma Samman and Laura Rodriguez-Takeuchi, ODI, November, 2012

Climate, Scarcity and Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Alex Evans, November 2012

Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the next Global Framework: Promoting a Critical Dialogue, Report of the Annual COnference of the European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development (EuroNGOs), October 2012

A new distribution of income and power, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), October 2012

Eliminating inequalities in sanitation, water and hygiene, Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, October 2012

How can the post 2015 process drive real change? The political economy of global commitments, Duncan Green, Stephen Hale & Matthew Lockwood, Oxfam, October 2012

On irrational exuberance about MDG progress, Jan Vandemoortele, October 2012

2012 Report: Youth and skills: Putting education to work, UNESCO, October 2012

Righting the MDGs: contexts and opportunities for a post-2015 development framework, ActionAid, September 2012

What does the world really want from the next global development goals?: Ensuring that the world’s poor define the post- 2015 framework, Ben Leo with Khai Hoan Tram, ONE, September 2012

The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Breaking new ground for a global framework, Heiner Janus and Dr. Stephan Klingebiel, German Development Institute (DIE), September 2012

International institutions and new sustainable development goals beyond 2015: climate change, poor and vulnerable countries, Joy Hyvarinen, FIELD, September 2012

Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 era, Edited by José Antonio Alonso, Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Rob Vos, forthcoming (2013)

Accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals: options for sustained and inclusive growth and issues for advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015, Annual report of the UN Secretary-General, August 2012

How we got here and where we are heading, Professor Mukesh Kapila, The Bellagio Initiative, August 2012

Post-2015 Fever Heat? Yes. Light? No, Lawrence Haddad, IDS, August 2012

Approaching post-2015 from a peace perspective, Saferworld, August 2012

Post-2015 Education MDGs,  Nicholas Burnett & Colin Felsman, ODI, August 2012

Security: the missing bottom of the Millennium Development Goals?, Lisa Denney, ODI, August 2012

Measuring Democracy and Democratic Governance in a post-2015 Development Framework, UNDP, August 2012

Should global goal setting continue, and how, in the post-2015 era? Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, July 2012

Gender equality and the post-2015 framework, Jessica Woodroffe & Emily Esplen, Gender & Development Network, July 2012

Horizon 2025: Creative destruction in the aid industry, Homi Kharas and Andrew Rogerson, ODI, July 2012

The UN Development Strategy for Transformative Change Beyond 2015, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, The New School University, July 2012

Enabling International Environment for transformative changes beyond 2015, Norman Girvan, July 2012

Africa ready for post-2015 development agenda - MDG report, UNECA, July 2012

Emerging perspectives from Africa on the post-2015 development agenda, UNECA, July 2012

Disaster risk management in post-2015 policy frameworks, ODI, June 2012

Measuring WASH and food hygiene practices – post 2015 goals, July 2012

No Future Without Justice, Report of the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives, June 2012

Realizing the Future We Want for All: Report to the Secretary-General, UN Task Team on Post-2015, June 2012 (see also Key Recommendations and Executive Summary)

Culture: a Driver and an Enabler of Sustainable Development, UN Task Team on Post 2015 - UNESCO, June 2012

Sustainable urbanization, UN Task Team on Post 2015 - UN Habitat, May 2012

Private Foundations, Business and developing a Post-2015 Framework, IDS, June 2012

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Guidelines for National Consultations, United Nations Development Group, June 2012

The United Nations Development Strategy Beyond 2015, UN DESA, June 2012

Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals: What role for business?, Paula Lucci, ODI, June 2012

VIDEO: UNICEF Debate - Post 2015: What Next? (Amina Az-Zubair, Naila Kabeer, and Claire Melamed, June 2012)

Post 2015: why we need a new development agenda, Rob Vos, June 2012

Towards a New Post-2015 Development Agenda, Ernest Aryeetey, June 2012

Who needs a development framework post 2015?, Charles Abugre, June 2012

Post MDGs: what next for a global development agenda that takes human rights seriously?, Alicia Ely Yamin, June 2012

What should follow in 2016?, Charles Kenny, June 2012

Locally-led monitoring as an engine for a more dynamic and accountable post 2015 development agenda, Richard Morgan and Shannon O’Shea, June 2012

Will the MDGs survive beyond 2015?, Jan Vandemoortele, June 2012

Inequality, a new frontier for post 2015 development policy, Claire Melamed, June 2012

Development beyond 2015: new One-World goals for critical global challenges, Mukesh Kapila, June 2012

Climate change as part of the post-2015 development agenda, Lucy Scott, Andrew Shepherd, ODI, June 2012

The Wheel of Development: the Millennium Development Goals as a communication and development tool, Dorine van Norren, June 2012

No future without justice – Report of the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives, June 2012

Global ageing – its implications for growth, decent work and social protection beyond 2015, HelpAge, May 2012

Disaster Risk and Resilience, UN Task Team on Post 2015 - UNISDR/WMO, May 2012

Education and skills for inclusive and sustainable development beyond 2015, UN Task Team on Post 2015 -UNESCO, May 2012

Countries with special needs, UN Task Team on Post 2015 - OHRLLS, May 2012

Disaster risk and resilience, UN Task Team on Post 2015 – UNISDR, WMO, May 2012

Emerging development challenges for the post-2015 UN development agenda: Employment, UN Task Team on Post 2015 – ILO, May 2012

Imagining a world free from hunger: Ending hunger and malnutrition and ensuring food and nutrition security, UN Task Team on Post 2015 – FAO, IFAD, WFP, May 2012

Governance and development, UN Task Team on Post 2015 – UNDESA, UNDP, UNESCO, May 2012

Health in the post-2015 UN development agenda, UN Task Team on Post 2015 – UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, May 2012

Towards freedom from fear and want: Human rights in the post-2015 agenda, UN Task Team on Post 2015 – OHCHR, May 2012

Addressing inequalities: The heart of the post-2015 agenda and the future we want for all, UN Task Team on Post 2015 – ECE, ESCAP, UNDESA, UNICEF, UNRISD, UN Women, May 2012

Science, technology and innovation and intellectual property rights: The vision for development, UN Task Team on Post 2015 – IAEA, ITU, UNESCO, UNOOSA, WIPO, May 2012

Macroeconomic stability, inclusive growth and employment, UN Task Team on Post 2015 – ILO, UNCTAD, UNDESA, WTO, May 2012

Migration and human mobility, UN Task Team on Post 2015 - IOM, UNDESA, May 2012

Peace and security, UN Task Team on Post 2015 - PBSO, May 2012

Population dynamics, UN Task Team on Post 2015 - UNDESA, UNFPA, May 2012

Social protection: A development priority in the post-2015 UN development agenda, UN Task Team on Post 2015 - ECA, ILO, UNCTAD, UNDESA, UNICEF, May 2012

Building on the MDGs to bring sustainable development to the post-2015 development agenda, UN Task Team on Post 2015 - ECE, ESCAP, UNDESA, UNEP, UNFCCC, May 2012

Post-2015 - Opportunities for EU-12 CSOs. Briefing Paper, TRIALOG-FoRS, May 2012

Post-2015 Health MDGs, Julian Schweitzer, Marty Makinen and Lara Wilson, Results for Development institute, May 2012

Inclusive growth and a post-2015 framework, Gina Bergh, Claire Melamed, ODI, May 2012

A binding Food Treaty: a post-MDG proposal worth exploring, Jose Luis Vivero, May 2012

The MDGs and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future, Edited by Malcolm Langford, Andy Sumner and Alicia Ely Yamin. Cambridge University Press (2013)

Reporting on Development: ODA and Financing for Development, ECDPM, April 2012

Beyond 2015: Perspectives for the Future of Education, Sobhi Tawil, UNESCO, April 2012

Beyond the Millennium Development Goals. Agreeing to a Post-2015 Development Framework, Alex Evans and David Steven, April 2012

Post-2015 Goals, Targets and Indicators, CIGI, April 2012

Using Human security Principles to Develop a Post-2015 Framework, IDS, April 2012

Human Security and the Next Generation of Comprehensive Human Development Goals, Gabriele Koehler, Des Gasper, Richard Jolly, Mara Simane, April 2012

Advancing the global development agenda post-2015: some thoughts, ideas and practical suggestions, Jan Vandemoortele, April 2012

The MDGs after 2015: Some reflections on the possibilities, Deepak Nayyar, April 2012

After the MDGs: Citizen Deliberation and the Post-2015 Development Framework, Scott Wisor, March 2012 (non-subscribers can find a penultimate version of this paper here).

Poverty, Human Rights and the Global Order: Framing the Post-2015 Agenda, Thomas Pogge, Yale University, Global Justice Program, April 2012

Non-­Communicable Diseases (NCDs): Central to the Post-­2015 Development Framework, The NCD Alliance

Post-2015 policymaking. What is being planned, what might actually happen, and CAFOD‟s current policy lines, Amy Pollard & Bernadette Fischler, March 2012

Articulating a Post-2015 MDG Agenda, UNECA – African Union Commission, March 2012

Putting inequality in the post-2015 picture, Claire Melamed, ODI, March 2012

The Millennium Development Goals: Milestones or Millstones? Human Rights Priorities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda,
Mac Darrow, March 2012

Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN ISDR, February 2012

Mainstreaming ageing into the post-2015 process, HelpAge International, February 2012

A safe and just space for humanity, Kate Raworth, OxfamGB, February 2012

After 2015. Contexts, politics and processes for a post-2015 global agreement on development, Claire Melamed, January 2012

More Money or More Development: What Have the MDGs Achieved?, Charles Kenny and Andy Sumner, December 2011

After the MDGs - what then?Janice Giffen with Brian Pratt, November 2011

Towards an African Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, UNECA, November 2011

Towards a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. Next steps for the United Nations, Beyond 2015, October 2011

A Post-2015 Framework for Development: Starting a Substantive Conversation, Workshop Report, UNDP & ODI, October 2011

A post-2015 global development agreement: why, what, who?, Claire Melamed and Andy Sumner, October 2011 

A global development framework after 2015. Engaging poor people in its formulation, Annie Quick & Simon Burall, September 2011

The Millennium Development Goals after 2015: no goals yet, please, Claire Melamed, September 2011

Summary of the Millennium Consumption Goals (MCGs), September 2011

MDGs and the narrative of development, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, September 2011

Rio+20: Sustainable Development Goals, Colombia’s proposal on Sustainable Development Goals, August 2011

Toward a Post-2015 Development Paradigm, Barry Carin and Mukesh Kapila, CIGI, August 2011

Accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, Annual report of the UN Secretary-General, July 2011

Getting to a post-2015 framework. What are the scenarios?, Amy Pollard, July 2011

The post-2015 Development Agenda. The Millennium Development Goals in perspective, Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs, April 2011

The Millennium Consumption Goals (MCG): a concrete proposal, Philip Vergragt, February 2011


Older entries

A 100 voices, Amy Pollard, Andy Sumner, Monica Polato-Lopes & Agnès de Mauroy, March 2011

A 2015 Agenda for Africa: development from a Human perspective, Yehualashet Mekonen, January 2010. To access to this report, you have to be a member of Euforic, a social network people organisations engaged in international cooperation and development

A Need for a new narrative: The MDGs post 2015, Ellen Lammers, August 2009

After 2015, we need a new set of millennium development goals that apply to all countries, Jonathan Glennie, November 2010

After 2015: 3D Human Wellbeing, Andy Sumner, J. Allister McGregor, January 2009

After 2015: Gender Equality, Nicola Jones, Rebecca Holmes, Jessica Espry, January 2009

After 2015: progress and challenges for development, Claire Melamed and Lucy Scott, March 2011

After 2015: Promoting Pro-Poor Policy after the MDGS – The Plenary Presentations and Discussion, Michael Tribe and Aurélien Lafon, June 2009

After 2015: Promoting Pro-poor Policy after the MDGs, Caitlin Porter

After 2015: Promoting Pro-Poor Policy after the MDGs, Jasmine Subasat

After 2015: Promoting Pro-poor Policy after the MGDs, Donald Kasongi

After 2015: Pro-Poor Low Carbon Development, Frauke Urban, Andy Sumner, July 2009

An MDG-Plus Agenda for Africa, Alfred G. Nhema, January 2010

Before and after 2015, Jeff Waage, September 2010

Climate, Conflict and Capital: Critical issues for the MDGs and beyond 2015, Erik Solheim

Development in Domestic and Global politics: broader streams of post-2015 work, Globopolis staff, December 201

Global Poverty Reduction to 2015 and Beyond: What has been the Impact of the MDGs and what are the Options for a Post-2015 Global Framework?, Andy Sumner and Meera Tiwari, October 201

Goalposts: What next for MGDs?, Frans Bieckmann, Issue 22 October/November 2010.

How the MDGs are unfair to Africa, William Easterly, November 2007

Human rights: The post-2015 agenda?Aldo Caliari, September 2010

Millenium development Goals and Human rights, Conference MARCH 22-23, 2010, Harvard Law School

Poverty Reduction and the MDGs Paradigm, Andrew Shepherd, 2009

Promoting Pro-Poor Policy after the MDGs, Ghataoura Rajpal Singh, April 2009

Taking Rights Seriously: Six Ways to Fix the MDGs, Malcolm Langford

Taking the MDGs Beyond 2015: Hasten Slowly, Jan Vandemoortele, May 2009

The Global Development Cycle, MDGs and the Future of Poverty Reduction, Charles Gore, 2008

The Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies: A global movement for a global challenge, OECD MP Project

The Impact and Design of the MDGs: Some Reflections, Richard Manning, January 2010

The Johannesburg Statement on the Millennium Development Goals, Global poverty summit Johannesburg, January 2011

The MDG-Human Rights Nexus to 2015 and Beyond, Mary Robinson, January 2010

The MDGs after the Crisis, Global Monitoring Report, World Bank, 2010

The MDGs Beyond 2015, Selim Jahan, January 2010

The Millennium Development Goals: a cross- sectorial analysis and principles for goal setting after 2015, Jeff Waage, September 2010

Thinking Ahead. Development Models and Indicators of Well-being Beyond the MDGs, Jens Martens, November 2010

Toward a Post-2015 Development Paradigm, Meeting report, Hosted by International Federation of red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Center for International Governance Innovation, Geneva, February 2011 

UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability Civil Society Consultation Questions and Beyond 2015’s submission to this consultation. March 2011

Using indicators to encourage development: Lessons from the Millennium Development Goals, Richard Manning, 2009

What are the options for a post-2015 global framework?, Andy Sumner, October 2010

What next after the MDGs: lessons from the financial and food crises, DFID and BOAG

Where Europe Stands in the New Aid Architecture and Why We Need a New €5bn  European MDG Fund, Simon Maxwell, June 2006

Why the MDGs need critical friends, Alison Evans, September 2010

What Next for the Millennium Development Goals?, Todd Moss, May 2010

Working with the grain to change the grain: Moving beyond the Millennium Development Goals, Phil Vernon and Deborrah Baksh, September 2010