The Post-2015-Agenda. Common Goals for Development and Sustainability

Jens Martens

January 2013; 4 pages

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2013 (pdf-file)

Over the next three years, the future of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the roadmap for development policy since the year 2000 – will be decided. In parallel, at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012, governments agreed to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals. Against this background the author Jens Martens, Director of the Global Policy Forum Europe and Member of the Development and Peace Foundation’s Advisory Board, analyses the major challenge of reconciling these two processes to form one coherent agenda.