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Third Intergovernmental Negotiation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

23-27 March 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York, US


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Co-Facilitators David Donoghue (Ireland, left) and Macharia Kamau (Kenya, right) confer with
Amina J. Mohammed, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning

2015 Time for Global Action Agenda for People and for Planet On Tuesday, delegates resumed discussions in the third session of negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda at UN Headquarters in New York, US, focusing on indicators to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets.

Co-facilitator Macharia Kamau outlined the need for the meeting to provide clear guidance to the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) on how it should proceed with the task of defining an indicators framework. He reminded Member States they will need to suggest how this work, scheduled for conclusion in March 2016, can be overseen once the mandate of the current intergovernmental process draws to a close after its July 2015 negotiation.

In the morning, delegates debated whether the development of indicators is primarily a technical task, or a political one. Many delegates underscored the importance of drawing on disaggregated data so as to discern the true situation of vulnerable groups such as migrants, children, indigenous peoples, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

In the afternoon, delegates heard presentations on national approaches to implementation in Togo, Colombia, the Netherlands and Myanmar. Delegates followed up with comments on their own experiences of implementing sustainable development approaches.


Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya

Olivier Maes, Luxembourg, spoke on behalf of 16 Member States in the Group of Friends on Children and SDGs.


Seema Gail Parkash, Singapore

Natalia Novoa, Uruguay


Side Event on “The Ocean SDG: A Key Opportunity for the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

L-R: Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji; Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador of the Seychelles on Climate Change and SIDS Issues; Side Event Chair Lisa Emelia Svensson, Sweden’s Ambassador for Oceans, Seas and Fresh Water; Antonio García Allut, President, Fundación Lonxanet; and Rémi Parmentier, Global Ocean Commission Secretariat


Side Event Chair Lisa Emelia Svensson, Sweden’s Ambassador for Oceans,
Seas and Fresh Water

Rémi Parmentier,
Global Ocean Commission Secretariat

Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador of the Seychelles on Climate Change
and SIDS Issues

Funding for coverage of the 3rd Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations
(Sustainable Development Goals and Targets) has been provided by the
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the European Union (EU)
SDC EU
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