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Transforming our world - the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

Preamble:  This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Global Action (final draft)

We are pleased to share with you the final draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit in September 2015 which will adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This final draft builds on the feedback received from Member States and other stakeholders during our 22 to 25 June negotiation session and endeavours to respond to comments and suggestions made. It contains three annexes.

Outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Addis Ababa Action Agenda

We, the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, gathered in Addis Ababa from 13 to 16 July 2015, affirm our strong political commitment to address the challenge of financing and creating an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development in the spirit of global partnership and solidarity. We reaffirm and build on the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration.

Zero draft: post-2015 development agenda

The zero draft, dated 2 June 2015, is distributed to facilitate preparations for the next round of inter-governmental negotiations scheduled for 22-25 June 2015. 

Follow-up and review of the Post-2015 Development Agenda: discussion document

This discussion paper, dated 12 May 2015, outlines some key elements on follow-up and review which have emerged from the intergovernmental negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda thus far, particularly the Stocktaking session in January. It also presents a number of questions which member states may wish to consider in preparation for the IGN session from 18-22 May. The paper opens with a section on possible general principles for a follow-up and review framework before moving on to options for the levels at which this framework might operate.

Revised draft: The Addis Ababa Accord

Pursuant to our letter of 28 April 2015, we attach herewith the revised Draft Outcome Document which, as agreed, will serve as the basis of our further consultations from 11 - 15 May. The revised Draft is based on views and comments on the Zero Draft during the Second Drafting Session (April 13-17), the joint session on means of implementation with the Post 2015 Development Agenda process (April 21-24) and the written inputs that we have received.

Cairo Declaration: Managing Africa’s natural capital for sustainable development and poverty eradication

We, African ministers of the environment, having met in Cairo from 4 to 6 March 2015 at the fifteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment,

Recognizing the commendable role that the Conference has played in the 30 years since its establishment in Cairo in 1985, especially in facilitating consensus-building and enhancing Africa’s effective participation in global and regional dialogue and action for the achievement of the continent’s environmental and sustainable development interests,

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