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3rd Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations
(Sustainable Development Goals and Targets)

23-26 March 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York


Highlights for Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau (Kenya) opened the discussion on Thursday
with an update on the status of discussions on indicators and targets.

2015 Time for Global Action Agenda for People and for Planet On Thursday morning, Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau (Kenya) summarized the “state of play” of the discussions, and the decisions that need to be taken by the end of the week. He invited Member States to provide further feedback to the Co-Facilitators on the document on targets that was circulated on Monday, to enable possible improvements.

He also summarized the status of discussions regarding the proposed indicator framework, inviting Member States to signal whether they wished to allow more time for the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) to complete this work, and to consider how political oversight of that work will be maintained. Delegates discussed the possibility of referring oversight of the development of the indicator framework to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and its High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).

Delegates then resumed the previous day’s discussion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. They completed this discussion on Thursday afternoon, before proceeding to debate the selection of themes for the interactive dialogues at the September summit that will adopt the post-2015 development agenda. An initial list proposed that the dialogues address: poverty eradication and inequalities; climate change and sustainable lifestyles; strong, inclusive and resilient economies; peaceful societies and strong institutions; renewed global partnership and adequate MOI; and review of progress on SDG commitments, universality and differentiation. Delegates provided further suggestions, including, inter alia: a greater focus on environmental themes of biodiversity, desertification and land degradation; oceans; gender equality and the empowerment of women; children and youth; and persons with disabilities.

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Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN

Amb. Riitta Resch, Coordinator of
Post-2015 Development Agenda, Finland


Amit Narang, India

Oana Maria Rebedea, Romania


Participants during Thursday’s proceedings


Karla Bajana, Nicaragua

Lilian Elena Godoy, El Salvador


Jimena Leiva Roesch, Guatemala

Anthony Pipa, US Lead Negotiator


Mohamed Khalil, Head of Environment and Sustainable
Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

Majid Al Suwaidi , United Arab Emirates


L-R: Stephan Contius and Ingolf Dietrich, Co-Lead Negotiators from Germany

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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