The present report is
submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/6, in which Member States requested the
Secretary-General to synthesize the full range of inputs available on the
post-2015 development agenda and to present a synthesis report before the end
of 2014, as an input to the intergovernmental negotiations.
Drawing from the
experience of two decades of development practice and from the inputs gathered
through an open and inclusive process, the report charts a road map to achieve dignity
in the next 15 years. The report proposes one universal and transformative agenda for
sustainable development, underpinned by rights, and with people and the planet
at the centre. An integrated set of six essential elements is provided to help
frame and reinforce the sustainable development agenda and ensure that the
ambition and vision expressed by Member States communicates and is delivered at
the country level: (a) dignity: to end poverty and fight inequality; (b)
people: to ensure healthy lives, knowledge and the inclusion of women and children;
(c) prosperity: to grow a strong, inclusive and transformative economy; (d)
planet: to protect our ecosystems for all societies and our children; (e)
justice: to promote safe and peaceful societies and strong institutions; and
(f) partnership: to catalyse global solidarity for sustainable development.
The report also
underscores that an integrated sustainable development agenda requires an equally synergistic
framework of means for its implementation, including financing, technology and
investments in sustainable development capacities. In addition, the report
calls for embracing a culture of shared responsibility in order to ensure that
promises made become actions delivered.
To this effect, the
report proposes a framework to be able to monitor and review implementation,
based on enhanced statistical capacities and tapping into the potential of new
and non-traditional data sources, and a United Nations system “fit for purpose”
to address the challenges of the new agenda. Achieving dignity in the next 15
years is possible if we collectively mobilize political will and the necessary
resources to strengthen the multilateral system and our nations.
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