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Timeline

Date

UN event

FAO event

2000

World leaders adopt the Millennium Declaration, a shared vision

 

September 2010

MDG Summit, UN Member States take first steps towards advancing the ‘Post‐2015 Development Agenda’. Secretary-General releases report Keeping the promise: a forward-looking review to promote an agreed action agenda to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015

FAO contributes to SG report, co-leading the thematic paper on hunger and supporting papers on MDG 3, MDG 4-5-6 and MDG 7

June 2012

Rio+20, governments commit to the promotion of a sustainable future, and mandate an intergovernmental Open Working Group to form a set of Sustainable Development Goals

FAO contributes report to Rio+20: “Towards the Future we Want: End hunger and make the transition to sustainable agricultural  and food systems”

2012-2013

UNDG identifies 11 Global Thematic Consultations, which together with 87 national consultations and the MyWorld Public Survey, engage 1.3m people in visualising new goals

FAO co-leads the Thematic Consultation on Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition, leading to the Madrid Statement

March 2013 – June 2013

First four sessions of the OWG on SDGs

FAO co-leads interagency issues briefs on sustainable agriculture (with IFAD) and food security and nutrition (with WFP) at 3rd OWG.

May 2013

SG-appointed High Level Panel of Eminent Persons releases post-2015 report, “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development

FAO provides analysis of the High Level Panel Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. FAO Deputy Director-General provides oral feedback at 3rd OWG session.

June 2013

UN Global Compact releases report to Secretary-General on post-2015

 

September 2013

Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases report to Secretary-General

 

September 2013

UNDG releases report based on consultations/public survey, “A Million Voices: The World We Want

 

September 2013

SG hosts ‘MDG success: Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact’, showcasing multistakeholder partnerships as a model for the Post-2015 Agenda

FAO’s Director-General, speaking on behalf of the High Level Task Force on Global Food Security, delivers a keynote address on the Zero Hunger Challenge

September 2013

SG presents report on the MDGs and the post-2015 agenda at the UNGA, “A Life of Dignity for All

 

September 2013

General Assembly adopts the Outcome Document of the Special Event on MDGs.  

 

November 2013 - February 2014

Second four sessions of OWG on SDGs

FAO organises the 8th OWG, co-leading the preparation of interagency issues briefs on oceans and seas, forests and biodiversity.

February - June 2014

The President of the 68th session of the UNGA, John Ashe, organises six multi-stakeholders events to advance consensus on the post-2015 Agenda

March - July 2014

The OWG on SDGs moves into negotiation phase

FAO co-leads technical inputs in three proposed goals – food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture; oceans and marine resources; and ecosystems, biodiversity, forests and mountains and land/soils   

August 2014

The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing issues its final Report.

2014

The UNDG organises a second round of consultations among stakeholders focusing on the ‘soft’ means of implementation of a post-2015 Agenda: participation, inclusion, capacity development and partnerships.

September 2014

OWG on SDGs reports back to UNGA with proposals for a set of 17 SDGs and 169 targets. UNGA resolution deciding OWG report on SDGs will be “main basis for integrating SDGs into the post-2015 development agenda”.

 

By end of 2014

SG to synthesise all inputs to the post-2015 process in a final report

 

Early 2015

Intergovernmental negotiations to begin on a successor framework to MDGs

 

26 June 2015 - 8 July 2015 

High-level Political Forum 2015 (under the auspices of ECOSOC):The HLPF was conceived as an overarching platform in an accountability framework to review the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The GA mandated the forum to conduct “regular reviews starting in 2016 on the follow-up and implementation of sustainable development commitments and objectives, including means of implementation”.

13-16 July 2015

Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa will agree on the financing modalities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

 

September 2015

High-level summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda.