The way forward in the setting of the Sustainable Development Goals

As you know the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals completed its work on 19 July 2014, presenting a proposal with 17 Goals and 169 targets. This document will be transmitted to the 69th General Assembly September 2014 for appropriate action. The OWG proposal will feed the UN Secretary-General synthesis report that is likely to come out by the end of the year. Other inputs will be the report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing, as well as all other inputs available later in the year.

During August and September, key events will take place considered as key spaces for civil society advocacy in the sustainable development agenda post-2015. There are:
Interactive Meeting with Civil Society for the High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Contributions to the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report
26 August 2014, UN Headquarters New York City, US
H.E. John W. Ashe, the President of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly will hold an interactive meeting with civil society on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 from 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at UN Headquarters, NY. The meeting will provide representatives of civil society, including NGOs, the media, the private sector and other relevant stakeholders with the opportunity to reflect upon the various post-2015 development-related processes which have occurred during the current session of the General Assembly with a view to providing them with a chance to identify possible inputs to the Synthesis Report of the Secretary-General; to the work of the 69th session of the General Assembly; and to the elaboration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda itself. A summary of the discussion will be produced for use by the President of the General Assembly in preparation for the Stocktaking Event.

UNGA High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Contributions to the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report
11-12 September 2014, UN Headquarters New York City, US
The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), John Ashe, is convening a High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda on ‘Contributions to the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report.’ The provisional programme is available, as well as an updated concept note.
http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/68/settingthestage/8stocktaking.shtml

** At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has set up an online form for civil society organizations to submit written comments by Friday, 22 August. **

65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

27-29 August 2014, UN Headquarters New York City, US
The 65th UN DPI/NGO Conference is titled ‘2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,’ is being organized by the UN Department of Public Information and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, and will focus on the theme of ‘The role of civil society in the post 2015 development agenda’. The event seeks to provide an opportunity for civil society networks and activists to mobilize messaging, advocacy strategies, partnerships and accountability frameworks in the lead up to the start of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. The outcome of the conference will be a declaration that will be shared with the UN system, the UN Member States, the global civil society and other stakeholders.
http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/2014/04/15/65th-dpingo-conference/

** An important outcome for the conference will be a conference declaration. A draft will be circulated shortly for contributions from civil society. **

If your planning to attend this meeting and/or need more information on the post-2015 related events please contact us! Email: oficina@icae.org.uy

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