As the target date (2015) for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, the international community is working hard to reach consensus on a new development framework that responds to the opportunities and challenges of today's world. One of these key challenges is ensuring social, economic and environmental sustainability, as agreed at the Rio + 20 Summit in June 2012.
Since August 2012 the United Nations system has facilitated an unprecedented series of consultations with people the world over to seek their views on these matters.
A global conversation
This global conversation responds to a growing call for active participation in shaping the 'world we want'. So far over 200,000 people have been able to contribute to this global conversation through broad multi-stakeholder dialogues: Processes have been designed to engage with groups and communities who would not normally have access to these discussions, those who are excluded and marginalized, and with young people who will assume responsibility for the planet and its people within the lifetime of the next development agenda.
UNFPA has been directly involved in the post-2015 thematic consultations on health, population dynamics conflict and education. Meanwhile, UNFPA Regional and Country offices have been engaging actively in national and regional consultations. The aim is to ensure that the principles outlined in the International Conference on Population and Development remain at the core of future development.
UNFPA is also leading the UN mandated review of progress, gaps and new challenges in delivering on the goals of 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. The results of this review will feed into the post-2015 processes and will provide key input on how human rights, especially the rights of women, adolescents and marginalised groups can be embedded in the future development agenda The review is gathering evidence from governments and civil society using a Global Survey Tool and a series of regional and thematic conferences. Thematic conferences focus on Youth, Human Rights, and Women's Health.
- ICPD Beyond 2014
- World We Want
- United Nations Sustainable Development Platform (Rio + 20 followup)
- World We Want: Thematic Consultation on Population Dynamics
- Population Situation Analysis
- Impacts of Reproductive Health, Population and Gender on Poverty
- Population Matters for Sustainable Development
- Realizing the Future We Want for All
- ICPD Programme of Action
Papers and Additional Resources
- Population: The Missing Link in Sustainable Development
- Demographic Challenges for Sustainable Development (The Laxenburg Declaration on Population and Sustainable Development)
- Insights from the ICPD Programme of Action
- Key Messages on Population Dynamics and Sustainable Development
- The Future UNFPA Wants for AIl
- TST Issues Brief: Health and Sustainable Development