It’s been 15 years since the Millennium Declaration1, in which the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted to eradicate poverty, was signed. During the MDG Summit in September 2010, the Member States set forth the steps to promote the post-2015 development programme. In June 2012, during the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, the Member States approved the document entitled «The Future We Want», which implemented the preparation process for the post-2015 development programme. This process included the creation of the Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing and the High-Level Political Forum.
The report of the Secretary-General entitled «A life of dignity for all», based on a number of reports that were developed within the framework of the above process, proposes the adoption of consistent measures aimed at achieving the MDGs, and requires a new and more comprehensive framework for sustainable development taking into account the needs of the people and of the planet.