HLPF Declaration Calls for Universal, Ambitious, Inclusive Post-2015 Agenda
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Ministers committed to establishing “a strong, universal, ambitious, inclusive and people-centered post-2015 development agenda that will build on the foundations laid and experiences gained by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), complete the unfinished business and respond to new challenges” at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

hlpf2015_iisdrs8 July 2015: Ministers committed to establishing “a strong, universal, ambitious, inclusive and people-centered post-2015 development agenda that will build on the foundations laid and experiences gained by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), complete the unfinished business and respond to new challenges” at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The 2015 meeting of the HLPF convened from 26 June – 8 July 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. Under the theme, ‘Strengthening integration, implementation and review – the HLPF after 2015,’ the meeting brought together nearly 1800 delegates, including Member States, Major Groups and other stakeholders, and intergovernmental and UN organizations.

The HLPF held a series of moderated dialogues on topics ranging from the launch of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) report and the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) to dialogues on the SAMOA Pathway and matching ambition with commensurate means of implementation (MOI) to achieve the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In addition to committing to establishing a post-2015 development agenda, the Ministerial Declaration of the HLPF welcomes what has been achieved through implementation of the MDGs as well as progress made in the ongoing processes for the upcoming Third International Conference of Financing for Development (FfD3) and the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. It requests the President of ECOSOC to issue summaries of the discussions held during the high-level segment and the HLPF as a contribution to FfD3 and the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. [IISD RS Coverage of HLPF] [UN Press Release] [IISD Story on HLPF Opening] [IISD Story on the MDG Report] [IISD Story on the GSDR]


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