Concept Note
Purpose
The Forum will take place at a critical time in the Post-2015 process. As the international
community strives to achieve the Millennium Development Goals while formulating the Post-2015
Development Agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 2015 is recognised
to be a once-in-a-generation opportunity for transformational change, with the potential to shape
the future of our peoples and our planet for the better.

Yet, beyond global policy-makers and advocacy groups, most citizens are not fully aware of the
contours and importance of this new Sustainable Development Agenda.

The purpose of this Forum is to harness the strategies, expertise and resources across the
broadest spectrum of policy-makers, professionals, civil society and the private sector to move
women’s health for sustainable development into the mainstream discourse, and spark sustained
public demand for lasting political action in support of an ambitious outcome from the Post-2015
Sustainable Development process.

The Forum Planning Committee has made every effort to ensure that perspectives from
north/south, gender, youth, older persons, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, global
geographic areas, expert constituencies, and international networks are included.  
The Inaugural World Women's Health and Development Forum



11 - 12 February 2015
United Nations Headquarters
Post - 2015: Desired Outcomes

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