The Sustainable Development 2015 website was developed to provide the latest news, information and expert analysis around the global decision-making process to define a new set of global goals to eradicate poverty through sustainable development, known as the post-2015 development agenda.
The website formed part of a wider multi-stakeholder engagement programme run by CIVICUS and Stakeholder Forum, in collaboration with UNDESA, known as SD2015. The programme provided tools and opportunities for all stakeholders to input to the process and help build a more sustainable future, through five focus areas: raising awareness; increasing engagement; empowering stakeholders; coordinating advocacy; and strengthening governance.
SD2015 also supported 12 partners to develop national level advocacy plans for influencing the post-2015 development agenda.
There was international consensus that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) would become the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expire at the end of 2015.
The other processes tracked on this website also have relevance for the SDGs and the 2015 milestone: The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is set to become the new institutional home for sustainable development within the UN system. The HLPF plays a major role in the coordination and monitoring of efforts around the new global goals.
Another sub-process tracked via the website, was the intergovernmental process to develop a finance strategy to mobilise resources for the implementation of sustainable development, including the achievement of the SDGs.
SD2015’s events, tools and reports provided a means to ensure that all stakeholders can engage in and influence the post-2015 process at the national, regional and global levels.
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Sustainable Development 2015 is administered by CIVICUS, which is a global network of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world.
Founded in 1993 and proudly based in the global South, CIVICUS has members in more than 120 countries around the world, and has as its vision a worldwide community of informed, inspired, committed citizens engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity.
CIVICUS works to strengthen civil society by monitoring, researching, analysing and influencing global events, processes and trends that impact civil society and by bringing civil society together to generate and share knowledge and to take action.
About Stakeholder Forum
Stakeholder Forum is an international organisation working to advance sustainable development and promote democracy at a global level. Our work aims to enhance open, accountable and participatory international decision-making on sustainable development through enhancing the involvement of stakeholders in intergovernmental processes.
Stakeholder Forum seeks to provide a bridge between those who have a stake in sustainable development, and the international forums where decisions are made in their name. To this end, we work with a diversity of stakeholders globally on international policy development and advocacy; stakeholder engagement and consultation; media and communications and capacity building – all with the ultimate objective of promoting progressive outcomes on sustainable development through an open and participatory approach.