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The first publication from the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda recommends that the new goals are based on the fundamental principles of human rights, equality, and sustainability.
According to the report titled Realizing the Future We Want for All, the new goals should apply to all countries and use the strengths of the Millennium Development Goals. It states that the central challenge of the post-2015 UN development agenda is to ensure that globalisation becomes a positive force for all the worlds' peoples of present and future generations.
Authors of the publication warn against the continuous striving for improvements in material welfare, as it threatens to surpass the limits of the natural resource base unless there is a radical shift towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production and resource use. Persistent inequalities and struggles over scarce resources are among key determinants of situations of conflict, hunger, insecurity and violence, which in turn are key factors that hold back human development and efforts to achieve sustainable development, they say.
Overall, this first report recommends five following key actions: