Intergovernmental Processes

This section of the website provides information on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, Financing for Development (FfD) and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). These constituted central components of the intergovernmental process to define the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. 2015 is a pivotal year for international agreements on sustainable development.  

The negotiations on the post-2015 agenda was a  process led by the United Nations which aims at creating a universal agenda for all countries, both rich and poor, and includes commitments on all three dimensions of sustainable development – the social, the economic and environmental sustainability. The post-2015 sustainable development agenda is the successor framework of the Millennium Development Goals, and builds on the Rio+20 outcomes, including the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Member states adopted the final post-2015 agenda at a High-level Summit on September 25-27th 2015. The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was established in 2013 and is set to become the new institutional home for follow-up on sustainable development and the post-2015 agenda within the United Nations system.

In paralel to the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 agenda, were negotiations on how to mobilse resources for the implementation of the outcomes. The finance negotiations largely took place 13-16th of July 2015.

Please see here for a timeline of sessions on intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 agenda and financing for development.

Timeline of key events


UN Open Working Group

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