The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

25 Sep 2013



In July 2012 Secretary General tasked the Panel with jointly chairing a twenty-seven person panel to make recommendations to SG on the development agenda beyond 2015. The panel have consulted extensively, in every region and across many sectors, including listening to the voices and priorities of people living in poverty themselves.

Panel conducted its work in a very positive spirit of cooperation and transmit their recommendations to SG that a transformation to end poverty through sustainable development is possible within our generation. Report outlines five transformational shifts, applicable to both developed and developing countries alike, including a new Global Partnership as the basis for a single, universal post-2015 agenda that will deliver this vision for the sake of humanity.

Report provides an example of how new goals and measurable targets could be framed in the wake of these transformative shifts. This list is illustrative rather than prescriptive. While views naturally differed within the panel on the exact wording of particular illustrative goals or targets we agreed that our report would be found wanting without a collective attempt to demonstrate how a simple clear agenda building on the MDGs and the Rio+20 process might be elaborated. It is believed that it will stimulate debate over the prioritisation that will be needed if the international community is to agree a new development framework before the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals.

Report concluded that the post-2015 agenda is a universal agenda. It needs to be driven by five big, transformative shifts.

  • Leave no one behind.
  • Put sustainable development at the core
  • Transform economies for jobs and inclusive growth
  • Build peace and effective, open and accountable institutions for all
  • Forge a new global partnership

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