At a UN global summit in September 2015 world leaders shall adopt the Post-2015 agenda for sustainable development, building on the Millennium Development Goals, integrating them with the broader objectives of global sustainable development and establishing a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. However, there are still challenges to face if the Post-2015 summit is to be a success. On 5 February the Commission issued a Communication on A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015 describing key issues to be tackled. The Council will define its position in May. At the UN headquarters inter-governmental negotiations have started. The outcome of the 3rd International Conference on Finance for Development in July will be crucial for the Post-2015 agenda.
Sustainable Development Observatory is organising a public event on 14 April Setting the agenda for a sustainable future - the road to the UN summit on the Post-2015 agenda. With this event the Sustainable Development Observatory wishes to raise political awareness of the Post-2015 agenda and provide a forum for a discussion between political decision-makers and civil society. Gustavo Martin Prada, Director, European Commission will present the roadmap to the summit. Maryam Niamir-Fuller, Special Advisor on Post-2015 of the UNEP's Executive Director and Kitty van der Heyden, World Resources Insitute, will discuss key elements of Post-2015 framework. Representatives from civil society organisations will put forward their views on the Commission Communication and discuss with the representatives from the Commission, the Council of the EU and the audience.
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