UN System Support
The United Nations system supports Member States throughout their work towards a transformative and universal post-2015 development agenda through existing and innovative collaborative mechanisms.
The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)
, the highest-level coordination forum of the United Nations system, and its subsidiary bodies (HLCM, HLCP and UNDG) as well other looser interagency platforms such as ECESA Plus, continue to avail their technical expertise and coordinated action in support of Member States deliberations.
Relevant contributions in support to past and current work streams have been gathered through the following UN system coordination mechanisms:
UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Established by the UN Secretary-General in January 2012, the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda brought together more than 60 UN agencies and international organizations. Co-chaired by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme the Task Team supports the post-2015 process by providing analytical thinking and substantial inputs.
An inter-agency technical support team (TST) was established to support the Open Working Group, under the umbrella of the UN System Task Team. The TST is co-chaired by DESA and UNDP, and it consists of over 50 UN entities. The TST provided technical support, including analytical inputs, background material and expert panellists. A key output of the TST were 29 issues briefs covering the full range of issues considered by the OWG. The TST is open ended (http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/owg.html).
To support the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing, a UNTT working group on financing for sustainable development was created. Its work is also open ended
The UN Development Group (UNDG)
In an effort to assist Member States in building a coherent post-2015 development agenda, the United Nations Development Group spearheaded an unprecedented, multi-stakeholder outreach to facilitate a global conversation to contribute to the work of the Secretary-Generalï¿½s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the deliberations of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.
The ongoing initiative provides a space for peopleï¿½s voices, including a sustained effort to reach out to the poor and marginalized.
The consultations were held as national dialogues led by United Nations country teams in collaboration with governments, civil society and other partners, global thematic consultations,
along with the World We Want web platform
and My World global survey
Building on the results of the national consultations, regional United Nations Development Group teams and the UN Regional Commissions convened consultations that further broadened the scope of country representation in the multi-stakeholder dialogues. Preliminary findings of the ongoing global initiative are captured in the United Nations Development Group reports (available from the World We Want web platform), entitled The Global Conversation Begins: Emerging Views for a New Development Agenda and A Million Voices: The World We Want ï¿½ A Sustainable Future with Dignity for All.
The process of arriving at the post 2015 development agenda was Member State-led with broad participation from Major Groups and other civil society stakeholders.
There has been numerous inputs to the agenda, notably a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by an open working group of the General Assembly,
the report of an intergovernmental committee of experts on sustainable development financing,
GA dialogues on technology facilitation and many others.
The General Assembly called upon the Secretary-General to synthesize the full range of inputs and to present a synthesis report before the end of 2014 as a contribution to the intergovernmental negotiations in the
lead up to the Summit.
The United Nations has played a facilitating role in the global conversation on the post 2015 development agenda and supported broad consultations.
It also has the responsibility of supporting Member States by providing evidence-based inputs, analytical thinking and field experience.