What is the post-2015 development agenda?
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In September 2000, the United Nations Millennium Declaration was adopted (A/RES/55/2) committing nations to reduce extreme poverty and setting time-bound targets - with a deadline of 2015 - that became known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

As the deadline approached, there was high-level discussion around creating a new strategy after 2015.  

The General Assembly, meeting at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held 25-27 September 2015, adopted resolution 70/1, "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development".

The Sustainable Development Goals, as listed in the resolution, aim to "stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet"

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