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2nd Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations (Declaration)

17-20 February 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York


Highlights for Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Delegates converse at end of Wednesday's meeting

Delegates converse at end of Wednesday’s meeting

2015 Time for Global Action Agenda for People and for Planet On Wednesday morning, governments completed their exchange of general statements on the Declaration of the post-2015 development agenda. By the end of the session, Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau said, 97 statements had been made, representing all UN Member States whether individually or through a group.

The afternoon session began with a briefing from Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the UN Statistics Division, on the ongoing work to develop indicators for the post-2015 development agenda. Schweinfest and the co-facilitators also addressed Member States’ questions on the statistics process, ahead of the March negotiating session.

Turning to the relationship between the post-2015 development agenda negotiations and preparations for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3), the co-facilitators proposed that the 20 April - 1 May post-2015 session take up financial issues in the context of the SDGs, following “seamlessly” from the April session on FfD 3.

Nikhil Seth, Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), briefed participants on non-governmental stakeholders’ engagement in the process, and urged delegates to attend the interactive dialogue between stakeholders and Member States on Thursday morning.

Finally, the co-facilitators said they would circulate, later on Wednesday evening, a “draft discussion document” to help advance the conversation on the Declaration, which will continue on Thursday afternoon and Friday.

IISD Reporting Services has provided a summary and analysis of the 2nd Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations (Declaration) in HTML and PDF format.


Co-Facilitator David Donoghue

Co-Facilitator David Donoghue

Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau

Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau


Doma Tshering, Bhutan

Doma Tshering, Bhutan

Hassan Abbas, Lebanon

Hassan Abbas, Lebanon


Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau Calls on Delegate during Briefing with UN Statistics Division
Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau calls on delegate during briefing with UN Statistics Division.

Doma Tshering, Bhutan

Henry L. MacDonald, Permanent Representative of Suriname,
reads joint statement of 43 Member States.

Anna Pala Sverrisdottir, Iceland

Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir, Iceland


Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UN Statistics Division

Delegate from Ethiopia


Delegates Listen to Briefing from Co-Facilitator David Donoghue on Synergies with FfD Process
Delegates listen to briefing from Co-Facilitator David Donoghue on synergies with FfD process.

Damaso Luna Corona, Mexico

Damaso Luna Corona, Mexico

Jonathan Viera, Ecuador


Sweden

Delegate from Sweden

Abdullah Tawlah, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Tawlah, Saudi Arabia


Delegates arriving on Wednesday morning
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