What happens now? – the Post-2015 Agenda after the High-Level Panel

Publication: Policy Brief

Last week saw the publication of the report of the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, co-chaired by the heads of government of Indonesia, Liberia and the United Kingdom.

 It set an ambitious agenda centered on the eradication of absolute poverty by 2030, a more effective integration of development and sustainability, and the development of a global partnership able to turn that vision into reality.

Today, CIC Senior Fellows Alex Evans and David Steven publish a briefing paper that explores the outlook for the post-2015 agenda over the next two years and makes seven recommendations for member states and other champions of a bold, but practical, agreement.

Despite the early momentum created by the Panel, the scale of the task ahead should not be underestimated. It took almost a decade for the original MDGs to reach maturity, and two further years to finalise the targets themselves.

This time, the agenda is far more complex, the political context for multilateralism more challenging, and the pressure much greater, as 2015 deadlines approach on both development and climate change.

Read the full paper.

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