Main Milestones
The Ocean Conference
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
Start of CSD
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
Our Common Future
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report - Executive Summary
UN-DESA, 2014
The Rio+20 outcome document (paragraph 85k) calls for a Global Sustainable Development Report, in
order to bring together dispersed information and existing assessments and to strengthen the science policy
interface at the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF).

The 2012 Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability had a similar proposal. Following Rio+20, the UN Secretary-General tasked the Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs to undertake "in-depth analysis and evaluation of trends and scientific analysis in the implementation of sustainable development, including lessons learned, best practices and new challenges, and cross-sectoral analysis of sustainable development issues".

It was decided to produce a “prototype” report that could illustrate a range of potential content, alternative approaches and various ways of participation. The prototype report will be useful in supporting Member States’ deliberations on the scope and methodology of future editions of the Global Sustainable Development Report. The report should ideally inform the agenda and deliberations of the HLPF, the General Assembly and ECOSOC on sustainable development.

More information on the Global Sustainable Development Report

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