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The year 2015 was set as the target date of completion for the Millennium Development Goals. As this date comes closer, the world must address both the fact that all goals might not be universally reached by this time and also work toward developing a new Post-2015 Development Agenda that includes many key issues that have emerged since or were left out of the initial Millennium Development Goals. The world must continue to work toward achieving the original MDGs by 2015 while also setting up a new framework that will be ready to go post-2015. The inclusion of non-communicable conditions, violence and insecurity, human rights and peace, female rights and empowerment, environmental sustainability, and occupational health have been discussed for the new agenda.
The United Nations has set up an official task force, the United Nations System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, to formulate a plan of action on the post-2015 Development Agenda. The Task Team has released a report with recommendations that can be found below here: UN Systems Task Team Post-2015 Report
The official United Nations website on the Post-2015 Development Agenda can be found here: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/beyond2015.shtml. This site contains an overview of the post-2015 debates, a timeline of events related to the creation of a post-2015 framework, resources for the post-2015 agenda setting, and Thematic Think Pieces on key issues relating to the Post-2015 Development Framework.
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