THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)
An Overview of Ghana’s Role in the Post-2015 Global Development Agenda
By the National Development Planning Commission, Ghana
At its Millennium Development Summit held in September 2010, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) agreed to develop a new global development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were due to expire at the end of 2015. This new global development agenda would integrate both the concerns of Rio+20 and Post-2015 MDGs framework. An Open Working Group (OWG) comprising 70 countries, with Ghana being one of them, was subsequently constituted to develop a post-2015 global development agenda called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for consideration by the UNGA in 2015.