Thematic Consultation

UN Development Group is the sustainable development partner of the Guardian’s Activate New York 2013 Summit

Welcome to the World We Want 2015 website

The World We Want 2015 is a platform created by the United Nations and civil society to amplify people's voices in the process of building a global agenda for sustainable development.

What is the UN Development Group?

The UN Development Group (UNDG) unites the 32 UN funds and agencies that play a role in sustainable development. The group’s common objective is to deliver more coherent, effective and efficient support to countries seeking to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The UNDG has also been breaking new ground in the debate on the future sustainable development goals that will build upon the MDGs after their 2015 target date is reached. By using digital media, mobile phone technology and door-to-door interviewers, the UN Development Group has engaged 1.5 million people in all 193 UN member states in an unprecedented policy consultation on the post-2015 development agenda.

The UN teams in countries around the world made sure that diverse stakeholders participated in the discussions, including the most vulnerable groups, women, the youth, people with disabilities, as well as all levels of the government, civil society organizations, and private sector companies.

These voices of people are for the first time in history part of the multilateral diplomatic process, creating a future global sustainable development agenda. The findings of this worldwide consultation have been analyzed in the report “A Million Voices: The World We Want.”

What is the Guardian’s Activate Summit?

Activate  is the Guardian’s platform for leaders and innovators working across all sectors who are interested in how we can promote greater transparency, increase civic engagement and improve governance structures. The next event will be held in New York, 19-20 November. The list of speakers can be found here.

How do the two come together?

The Guardian’s Activate Summit in New York will cover the groundbreaking UN initiative that engaged 1.5 million people in shaping, the post-2015 development agenda.

Watch here Helen Clark, UNDG Chair, at the Activate Summit in London in July 2013.

How you can participate:

Join Activate Summit via: #activate2013

Follow the Post-2015 Debate via: #post2015

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