Post 2015 process
The outcome document of the 2012 Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development called for the establishment of an open working group of the General Assembly to prepare a proposal for sustainable development goals. On 19 July, at its 13th session, the OWG agreed by acclamation to forward its proposal for SDGs to the General Assembly for consideration and appropriate action. The proposal contains 17 goals and 169 associated targets.

The General Assembly, in resolution 68/9, adopted the Outcome document of the Special Event to follow up efforts made towards achieving the MDGs. The Outcome included the decision to launch a process of intergovernmental negotiations at the beginning of the sixty-ninth session, which will lead to the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. The President of the General Assembly has appointed two Co-facilitators to lead consultations on the post-2015 development agenda, including the organization and modalities for the intergovernmental negotiations and remaining issues related to the Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. The Outcome of the Special Event also requested the Secretary-General to prepare, as an input to these intergovernmental negotiations, a report synthesising the full range of inputs available.

In addition to the goals, it is expected that the post-2015 development agenda will address the need for a monitoring and accountability framework, as well as fleshing out a revitalized global partnership for sustainable development.

The process of arriving at the 2015 development agenda is Member State-led with broad participation from external stakeholders such as civil society organizations, the private sector and businesses, academia and scientists. The United Nations has played a facilitating role in this global conversation and has the responsibility of supporting Member States by providing evidence-based inputs, analytical thinking and field experience. The Secretary-General will continue to provide overall leadership to the process with the support of the Deputy-Secretary General and the Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning.
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