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 

  • Africa: click here
  • Asia: click here
  • Europe: click here
  • Latin America: click here
  • Pacific: click here


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.

Reporting back from the High-level Political Forum

Reporting back from the High-level Political Forum

From local to global, the HLPF is the global stage where participants learn, exchange and network. CONCORD joined this global event, as one of the different voices of the European civil society. This crossed interview of Tanya Cox and Lonne Poissonnier will provide complementary insights on this major milestone for the global sustainable development community.

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“How will you work for Sustainable Development?” CONCORD’s Litmus Test for EU leaders

“How will you work for Sustainable Development?” CONCORD’s Litmus Test for EU leaders

With the European Parliament elections around the corner, new EU leaders are about to take on their posts. CONCORD’s new paper puts these leaders’ priorities to the test and asks: “How will you work 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