Consultations on Post-2015 Development Agenda in Azerbaijan
This year, the United Nations in Azerbaijan, for the first time in its history, provided unique opportunities for the people of Azerbaijan to share their aspirations for the world they want to live in beyond 2015, the target year for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The national consultation process launched in Azerbaijan is a part of the ongoing global conversations being led by the UN and world leaders to build a collective vision of a new post-2015 sustainable development framework. The global conversation process is the beginning of an historic journey that will lead to inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth, with due importance given to quality of services and quality of life, in general, to make a difference worldwide for the generation.
The outcomes of the post-2015 national consultations are consistent with the priorities articulated in the Azerbaijan: Vision 2020 strategic plan which, primarily, strives for the transition from a traditional economy to a knowledge-based economy. The United Nations stands ready to cooperate with the people and the Government of Azerbaijan for the integrated implementation of the Vision 2020 and Post-2015 Development Agenda.
This report presents a synthesis of the consolidated evidence and findings that have emerged from the four-month national consultations led by several UN agencies and engaging people from all walks of life in Azerbaijan and reflects their suggestions for a shared global vision of “The Future We Want” and sustainable development in Azerbaijan, specifying ten priority areas which will contribute to the new post-MDG vision for the global development.