Global consultation on governance and the post-2015 framework

Welcome to the global thematic consultation on governance and the post-2015 framework, co-convened by UNDP and OHCHR, in partnership with the Government of Germany. This is an open and inclusive forum for civil society, policy makers, government officials, donors, UN staff and all other stakeholders to discuss the scope and priorities of a post-2015 development agenda. Join the discussion and contribute to the setting of shared governance priorities in the context of ameliorating poverty and inequality, whilst championing universal rights and values.

UNDP Discussion Paper:Governance for Sustainable Development

Read the UNDP Discussion Paper: Governance for Sustainable Development

Overview: Drawing from UNDP’s experience of working around the world in supporting the strengthening of democratic processes, deepening of the rule of law and developing responsive public services, this discussion paper lays out the case for why different aspects of governance matter for a universal sustainable development agenda. It then discusses different options for how governance aspects can be captured in the next development framework and finally reflects on the challenge of measuring progress.

Date: 20 March 2014

Final Report - Global Thematic Consultation on Governance
Timor-Leste Peace Process: Children from local village wait to perform the Tara Bandu Ceremony. Photo Credit: Sandra Magno/UNDP Timor-Leste. 2011


Cover - Final Report of Post-2015 Governance Thematic ConsultationThe final synthesis report of the Post-2015 governance consultation covers the entire consultation process, which included regional meetings in Africa, the Arab states, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia, as well as an expert meeting on measurement, e-discussions, and a final meeting at the Pan-African Parliament in Johannesburg, South Africa. The main take-aways have been summarized in fourteen key messages.

The final report and the outcomes of the consultation were presented at a briefing on the margins of the eigthth session of the Open Working Group On Sustainable Development Goals on 5 February 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters.

Global Dialogue on Rule of Law and the Post-2015 Development Agenda



As part of the global conversation that is currently underway to define the shape and substance of the post-2015 development agenda, UNDP convened a Global Dialogue on Rule of Law and the Post-2015 Development Agenda event on 26-27 September 2013 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

In preparation for the two-day Global Dialogue meeting, UNDP launched a virtual, or e-consultation, from 26 July 2013 until 31 August 2013The e-consultation ran in 2 staggered phases, with each phase covering a different topic:

A woman waits to be served by one of UNDP Iraq’s Access to Justice legal help desks in Erbil / © UNDP IraqAccess to Justice Survey / © UNDP Lao PDR

Phase I: The Rule of Law and Sustainable Human Development – What are the Linkages?
26 July - 11 August

Phase II: How to Include the Rule of Law in the Post 2015 Development Agenda
12 August - 31 August



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Final Consultation Meeting

"Good governance is the foundation on which a society is built, and thus it is indispensable for the development of a country. For German development policy the promotion of good governance and the protection of human rights are a priority as well as a cross-cutting issue. Because governance and human rights will remain particularly important even after 2015, we support the United Nation’s global thematic consultation on these issues."

- Dirk Niebel, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development



The final meeting of the Global Thematic Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015 Development Framework is taking place from 28 February to 1 March 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting is hosted by the Pan-African Parliament.

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Key resources on Governance and Human Rights and Post-2015

Global e-Discussion on governance and the post-2015 framework

The online moderated discussion on governance and accountability in the post-2015 development framework is now open.

The e-discussion will run in two phases over the course of four weeks (19 November 2012 to 16 December 2012) and will ultimately feed into the final multi-stakeholder governance consultation, slated to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa at the end of February 2013.

We would be grateful to receive your written contributions in the forums below.

Xieng Khuang, Laos – Khoun community radio. Photo: UNDP Lao PDR/Xaisongkham Induangchanthy/2009UN Photo, Albert Gonzalez Farran

Phase I: What should be the governance building blocks for a post-2015 agenda?
19 November - 2 December


 Phase II: How can we ensure an accountability framework that takes into account human rights principles and obligations to assure effective delivery on the post-2015 development agenda?
3 December - 16 December (Closed)


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African Regional Dialogue on Governance and the Post-2015 Framework

The African Regional Dialogue, co-led by UNDP and OHCHR, and hosted by the Pan-African Parliament, took place on 11-12 October 2012 in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The event aimed to stimulate dialogue and collect views, experiences and perspectives of civil society, policy makers and governance practitioners from the African region to contribute to the emerging development framework. It built on UNDP’s experience on the MDGs and affirmed that sustained progress towards development goals must be underpinned by strong democratic governance mechanisms and people’s participation in decision-making processes. 

Get involved now.

1.      Click on the Register or Login button to join the site and receive periodic updates.

2.      Read and provide comments on the key documents.

3.      Participate in the online e-Discussion and review the calendar of upcoming topics.

4.      Join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #gov2015.

5.      Watch and comment on videos of live-streamed discussions.

My World 2015


MyWorld 2015: Mark a Difference


Which issues can help improve YOUR world? A more responsive government? Protection of political freedoms? Protection against violence and crimes? Phone and internet access?

VOTE and make YOUR voice heard!

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