The Global Conversation Begins
This is a snapshot report of the initial findings from the unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.
Three emerging priorities for the future development agenda, referred to as ‘the Post-2015 agenda,’ can be identified in this report:
• First, the progress on MDGs should be accelerated and adapted to contemporary challenges, such as growing inequalities within countries and the impact of globalization.
• Second, the consultations point to the need for a universal agenda to address challenges like environmental degradation, unemployment, and violence.
• Third, people want to participate, both in the agenda-setting as well as monitoring the progress in implemention of the Post-2015 framework.
The 'Global Conversation Begins' can also be seen as an e-book with video stories from various national consultations around the globe.