UN Member States and the post-2015 development agenda

UN Member States came to consensus on the post-2015 development agenda. The final version is posted here. The outcome document entitled, “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, is made up of five parts:

  • The Preamble
  • Chapter 1: The Declaration
  • Chapter 2: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Chapter 3: Means of implementation and the Global Partnership
  • Chapter 4: Follow up and review

Health appears throughout the Declaration, underlining the idea that access to quality care, preventing global health threats, and assuring physical and mental wellbeing are critical to achieving sustainable development. Targets are included in Chapter 2 as part of the full set of SDGs, including means of implementation (MoI) targets. Importantly Chapter 3 on Means of Implementation is directly linked to the recently agreed Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

Now that consensus has been reached on the document, it will be presented to Heads of State/Government for formal adoption at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which will take place from 25 -27th September in New York at the UNHQ. At the same time, work on the global indicators is still ongoing and will continue in the weeks and months following the Summit. GHC and the GHC post-2015 Health Round Table will be monitoring this process closely and will provide additional information as it becomes available. Information on the indicators process will be increasingly available here.

We look forward to working with you and your partners and colleagues on the SDGs and the move towards implementation. The next months will be exciting and challenging so please continue to watch this space!