Global Agenda Council on Poverty & Sustainable Development 2012-2014
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the central reference point for global development since they were established in 2000. As the first global policy vision based on mutual accountability between developing and developed countries, they set a compelling agenda to cut many forms of extreme poverty in half by 2015 and have helped to foster many development breakthroughs. But the MDGs mark only a halfway point, and the development community at large has begun preparing for the post-2015 era. The UN and its partners have been leading the effort, which includes the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, tasked by the UN Secretary-General with formulating recommendations for a new framework to help inform discussion among member states through 2015.