The below graphic by Stakeholder Forum provides a timeline of the post-Rio+20 and post-2015 development processes (click to enlarge):


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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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Convergence of post-MDG and SDG processes

Both processes, post-MDG and SDGs, have poverty eradication within the context of sustainable development as a primary objective, with the aim of using a global goal framework to achieve this. Therefore, the two processes are likely to be brought together to create one set of goals for the post-2015 development agenda.