The 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals resulted in a global action agenda for reaching the Goals by 2015, and recommitted all actors to accelerate progress towards that end. The meeting’s outcome document provided the strategic guidance for the work of the United Nations system in supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

On behalf of CEB, the United Nations Development Group continues to support country efforts to accelerate achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through implementation of the Acceleration Framework and the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks. Recent data indicates that 98 per cent of the frameworks are centred on the Millennium Development Goals. The Acceleration Framework supports the design and implementation of national strategies aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The Framework helps Governments identify bottlenecks that are preventing progress in achieving the Goals, as well as tested and reliable solutions that can help to overcome such impediments. The Framework builds upon existing national efforts and generates country-specific acceleration plans, which bring Governments and other partners together around the most critical development priorities for that country.

Prospectively, the United Nations Development Group will provide support to countries in their preparations for the 2013 review by the General Assembly of Millennium Development Goal progress. To support the Secretary-General in preparing a post-2015 development framework, the United Nations Development Group is also supporting consultation processes in about 50 countries on the post-2015 development agenda and nine regional thematic consultations. The country consultations are aimed at complementing the formal consultations.