Post 2015 – Message to UN Secretary General

Over 3,000 NGOs (including ADDC) signed up to the No Target Statement calling on the Secretary General of the United Nations to commit to ‘no target met unless met for all’ to be explicitly referenced in the Synthesis Report on Post 2015, to be released in late November.

Organisations ranged from gender Community Based Organisations in rural Ghana; to international environmental charities; global coalitions; disability rights organisations in Nepal and household name development NGOs, demonstrating that civil society is collectively committed to ensuring that equity is embedded at the core of the new sustainable development framework.

Here is a link to the full document -

The statement has now been shared (electronically and in hard copy) with Ban Ki Moon - UN Secretary General, Thomas Gass – Head of UNDESA and co-author of SGs Synthesis Report, Amina Mohamed (pictured receiving the statement) – Special Advisor on the Post 2015 Framework and co-author of the SGs Synthesis Report. Organisations supporting the statement have shared it on their websites and through social media as well as sending it to national governments.  

Thanks to Save the Children for coordinating this effort.



Inequalities are not an inevitable outcome of development progress.  If we are to recognize the truly transformative potential of the new development framework we must embed equity at its core.
No one must be left behind by virtue of their gender, age, disability, income, geography or ethnicity.
We, the undersigned organizations, urge the United Nations Secretary General to include an explicit commitment in his Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda that

no target should be considered met unless it is met for all social and economic groups.