Interactive Timeline of Post-2015 and Post-Rio+20 Processes

The below graphic provides a timeline of key milestones for three of the primary post-Rio+20 processes: the Expert Committee on a Sustainable Development Financing Strategy; the high level political forum; and sustainable development goals. It also outlines key milestones for the post-MDG process, which, along with the SDGs form the central components of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Hover over the milestones for more information.

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Finance for Sustainable Development

At Rio+20, the agreement was reached that, given the fact that finance is one of the most often cited barriers to the implementation of sustainable development, an intergovernmental process to evaluate and propose options for effective financing for sustainable development ought to be established. This process will run under the auspices of the General Assembly and will be carried out in open and broad consultations with international and regional financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders.

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 Governance: High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

 The universal intergovernmental High Level Political Forum is to follow up on the implementation of sustainable development. It is to build strengths, experiences, resources, and inclusive participation modalities of the Commission on Sustainable Development, and subsequently replace the Commission whereby an overlap with existing structures, bodies, and entities is sought to be avoided.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

During the Rio+20 Conference in 2012, governments agreed to launch a UN-led process to create a set of universal Sustainable Development Goals envisaged to be an international framework that will enable countries to better target and monitor progress across all three dimensions of sustainable development (social, environmental, and economic) in a coordinated and holistic way.

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Post-Millennium Development Goals

A process led by the United Nations (UN) that aims to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight global development targets which come to an end in 2015.On this track you can see events and reports from the Global Compact Initiative, the High Level Panel on eminnent persons, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Thematic and Country consultations. 

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Process to adopt the post-2015 development agenda

At the beginning of the 69th United Nations General Assembly, Member States will engage in negotiations to bring the post-MDG and SDG processes together. The objective of these deliberations is to establish a coherent post-2015 development agenda, defined by one set of global goals to eradicate poverty in the context of sustainable development.

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