December 28, 2014
By Chris Vincent, Sr. Director, Congressional Relations/International Affairs, Habitat for Humanity International
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon released his much anticipated Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Agenda, entitled “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet” on December 4, 2014. The report was intended to integrate all inputs into the Post-2015 Agenda thus far, including proposals, discussions, and expert consultations that have taken place over the course of the last two years, into one comprehensive and succinct report. Prior to the Synthesis Report, the Open Working Group’s (OWG) Proposal for Sustainable Development Goals, released in June of 2014, had set the stage for Post-2015 discussions, and it was expected that the Secretary General’s Synthesis Report would weigh in on the 17 goals and 169 targets laid out in the OWG’s proposal, which is substantially more than the 8 goals of the current Millennium Development Goals. See the previous blog post on the OWG’s “zero draft” report.