The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015 and the UN system is now in the process of negotiating a new set of goals that will drive action on sustainable development. Agreeing the goals is a challenge in itself, but harder still will be securing the necessary commitments from governments and other actors – commitments largely absent from the MDGs.
Action will be needed from a wide range of actors, and new partnership models between governments, businesses and international organizations are essential to deliver the goals, particularly in marshalling the financial resources required. The post-2015 agenda must also take account of the massive global changes that have occurred since the MDGs were formulated, including rapid growth in emerging economies, rising global inequality, continued environmental degradation and intensifying competition for resources.
This conference will:
This conference is organized in association with the Overseas Development Institute, the Korea International Cooperation Agency and with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.