A sustainable future with dignity for all
This report by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) collects the perspectives on the 'world we want' from over 1 million people around the globe. For almost one year, people have engaged energetically in 88 national consultations, 11 thematic dialogues, and through the MY World global survey. As member states consult on the shape and content of a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) beyond 2015, it is hoped that the opportunity to listen to these voices will contribute to reaching consensus on what is needed to move towards a common sustainable future.
The findings of this global conversation contain important messages for governments as they seek to agree on a new development agenda.
People demand to play a role in shaping and changing their world.
The fundamental areas covered by the MDGs remain critically important. At the same time, there is a call to strengthen ambition and urgency.
People are indignant at the injustice they feel because of growing inequalities and insecurities that exist particularly for poorer and marginalized people.
The challenges are complex and interlinked, requiring a sustainable development agenda that is integrated, holistic and universal, applying to all countries and all people.
People call for a new agenda built on human rights, and universal values of equality, justice and security. Better governance underpins many of their calls.
The focus on concrete, measurable goals should be retained but measurement of progress needs to be improved. A data revolution will support an accountability revolution.