What is 15i

15i, ideas for a sustainable world beyond 2015

The world has progressed and changed substantially in recent decades. With the Millennium Development Goals reaching the target date in 2015, how to guarantee a world that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable is a question that governments, specialists, academics, businesses, and citizens worldwide are trying to answer.

Joining the effort to answer this question, the UN is working on a package of Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted in 2015 for another 15 years. As the broad consultation on the post-2015 agenda evolves, 15i is a new initiative that is dedicated to exploring the “how” of global development or ways in which the world can respond to challenges of sustainable development for all.

In the 15i, “i” stands for ideas, insights, and inspiration; it also represents cherished principles in sustainable development such as innovation and inclusion.

Through this new initiative, the recently created UN Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F, http://www.sdgfund.org), together with the Instituto Cervantes, want to create an open and equal platform through which the best ideas and experiences from specialists, professionals, activists, entrepreneurs and academics around the world are gathered, shared and active conversations surrounding these ideas can be sparked. 15i will be organized in the form of a set of interactive dialogues. For each 15i event, attendees will be invited to discuss their thoughts in answer to specific thematic questions concerning sustainable development.

The initiative will kick off on September 15th and a series of events will be held throughout the year. In future dialogues, 15i will bring ideas and experiences on how to achieve greater gender equality, environmental sustainability, reducing inequalities and using the worldview of indigenous peoples to better understand the challenges of development.

Whether you have your own ideas or just looking to be inspired, we invite you to join us and share your vision on how to build a more sustainable world. Together we can make a difference to the future!

Dialogues 15i will also be available online (http://dialogues15i.sdgfund.org), where you can access the dialogues and participate in the conversations.