Beyond 2015

2010 - 2016

Beyond 2015 is a global campaign which was created in 2010 to ensure civil society participation in the framing of the new global development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their expiration in 2015.

An advocacy-based campaign, Beyond 2015 brought together civil society organisations around the world to achieve two key goals:

  1. A global, overarching, cross-thematic framework to succeed the MDGs, reflecting Beyond 2015’s policy positions.
  2. A participatory and inclusive process to develop this framework, responsive to the voices of those directly affected by poverty and injustice.

Take a look below at an interactive timeline of Beyond 2015 (click here to view the timeline in full-screen mode).


The Beyond 2015 experience generated a significant pool of knowledge and many lessons. Click here for more information.


Whilst it is impossible to measure Beyond 2015’s impact, the Campaign no doubt influenced the formulation of the post-2015 agenda.

Take a look below and click on the interactive graphic on the right to read about some of the Campaign’s key achievements at the global, regional and national levels. These achievements are not exhaustive and there are many other dimensions to Beyond 2015’s work.

Who was involved?

1,581 organisations (list available here) from 142 countries participated in Beyond 2015. Of these, 69% were Southern CSOs and 31% Northern CSOs – in 44 countries in Africa, 38 countries in Europe, 26 countries in Asia, 25 countries in Latin America, 7 countries in the Pacific, and 2 countries in North America.

Impact at the global level 

  • Enriched post-2015 debate through sharing of perspectives from people living in poverty and marginalisation: click here
  • Increased understanding of the post-2015 process: click here
  • Enhanced opportunities for civil society to engage with the UN: click here
  • Sharing of intelligence on the post-2015 processs: click here
  • Influence on the final text of the post-2015 agenda: click here


Impact at the regional level 


Impact at the national level 

  • National highlights: click here
  • Highlights from the Focus States initiative: click here

Latest news

Click here to access Beyond 2015’s full list of blogs.

The EU Multi-stakeholder platform adopts common proposals towards Sustainable EU by 2030

The EU Multi-stakeholder platform adopts common proposals towards Sustainable EU by 2030

Today, 30 high-level members from the EU’s Multi-stakeholder Platform on SDGs adopted common proposals from civil society, public and private to move towards a Sustainable EU by 2030. Despite coming all from very different backgrounds, representing very diverse constituencies, we managed to find common ground and strongly push together in the same direction. This paper will now feed into the upcoming European Commission reflection paper ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030’.

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SDGs’ implementation: Good practices from across Europe

SDGs’ implementation: Good practices from across Europe

Across the European Union, Member States are trying to implement the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and many are doing certain things really well or in an innovative way. This can encourage others! Therefore CONCORD shares these good practices from across Europe to inspire each other on how to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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How can we measure coherence? HLPF and progress trackers – from Rilli Lappalainen

How can we measure coherence? HLPF and progress trackers – from Rilli Lappalainen

Blogpost from Rilli Lappalainen – Policy coherence for sustainable development is finally starting to break through both in political documents and speeches. Now the development of an indicator measuring the sustainable development target 17.14 on coherence has also been started. Read Rilli’s feedback on the High-Level Political Forum 2018 and get an insight on the progress done in policy coherence for sustainable development.

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Click here to read notes of or listen to Beyond 2015’s numerous webinars.


Click here to discover Beyond 2015’s online library.

You can also read the campaign’s final evaluation (other key reports available here).

Beyond 2015 evaluation report cover