Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), established in 2000 following the United Nations Millennium Summit, committed the nations of the world to achieving certain goals across eight priority areas of social and economic development by 2015. However, some critical issues   such as Security, Rule of Law and Social Justice, while present in the Millennium Declaration, were not operationalized in the MDGs.

In the past few years, there has been explicit acknowledgment of the fact that progress on the "qualitative" dimensions of development, such as Human Rights, Access to Justice, Good Governance, Rule of Law and Security, is very much a part of any framework for sustainable and equitable growth. This is UNODCs position paper on the subject:

Note on Justice, Security and post 2015 final.doc

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in consultation with an Expert Group on issues related to rule of law, justice, and security developed this paper, which considers a measurement framework for justice and security in relation to development. It builds upon the report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 2013. A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Developmen. As such, it also sets out the case for a post-2015 development agenda that explicitly accounts for security and justice. The UNODC is working closely with other parts of the UN system, member states, civil society and academia to ensure that issues related to Security, Justice and the Rule of Law are considered in the ongoing negotiations.

UNODC - Accounting for Security and Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda


Other useful documents:

A Life of Dignity for All Outcome document MDG