The main aim of Post-2015 Development Agenda is to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight global development targets which will come to an end in 2015.

The MDGs, agreed upon by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender  equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/ AIDS and malaria reduction, and a global partnership for development.

According to President of the General Assembly's 68th session, John Ashe, over 300 resolutions and 80 decisions has been adopted during this session, which started last September.

The session covered a wide range of issues, including nuclear disarmament, rule of law at national and international levels, financing for development, the peaceful use of outer space, the right to privacy, the safety of journalists and peacekeeping missions budgets.

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