Background

In September of 2000, at the UN Millennial Summit, 189 world leaders adopted a collection of quantifiable, defined targets to fight poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, the destruction of the environment, discrimination against women, and committing to the principles of human rights, responsible governance and democracy.  These were all sketched out in the Millennium Declaration, and ever since, they have been summarized and operationalized as a packet of 8 general goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators, commonly known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), to be reached in 2015.  At the MDG Summit in 2010, the Member States asked the Secretary-General to begin an annual monitoring of the activities, consultations and analytic work to help inform the inter-governmental debate of the Post 2015 Development Agenda.  According to the Secretary-General’s first report about this topic, the work for the Post-2015 agenda should include a critical evaluation about how the MDGs have worked as a framework, identifying what has worked well and what are the areas that need improvement.

The goal of this site is to provide information about the Post-2015 Development Agenda, specifically in the region of the Americas, with special emphasis on the regional, national, and thematic consultations.