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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Eleventh session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

5-9 May 2014 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Highlights for Monday, 5 May 2014
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OWG Co-Chair Macharia Kamau welcomed delegates to OWG-11 and reviewed the programme of work for OWG-9 through OWG-13.
OWG-11Co-Chair Macharia Kamau opened the eleventh meeting of the Open Working Group (OWG-11) and highlighted that the Co-Chairs have attempted to attend as many as possible of the events, workshops and retreats that various actors have organized in an effort to build consensus in the last two months. He called attention to the compilation documents prepared by the Co-Chairs, which he said offer a record of what has been presented, and will provide a resource for the post-2015 process. He said the OWG is now moving forward and working towards the development of a zero draft. He stressed that the outlines of the goals are taking shape, and the biggest gaps are in refining the targets. He emphasized that the OWG needs to refine the targets, limit them to a manageable number, and address the universality of the goals and targets. Co-Chair Kamau also said a chapeau would be drafted this week and indicated it would focus on the main principles that give direction and historical context to the SDGs and targets.

Co-Chair Csaba Kőrösi informed the OWG that there would be representatives from UN agencies and other experts at side events during the week, to provide advice for members on the formulation of targets and indicators. Kamau urged OWG members to listen to the input of Major Groups and other stakeholders during informal discussions held each morning, noting that they provide a window to the world outside this room. He also suggested viewing the Working Document in its aggregate, not by each separate Focus Area, to determine whether the entire effort will support a “sustainable pathway” to 2030.

Speakers proceeded to offer opening comments on the Working Document as well as specific suggestions for the focus areas on: poverty eradication, building shared prosperity and promoting equality; and sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition, during morning, afternoon and evening sessions.
Participants gather in Conference Room 1 for the first day of OWG-11.
Major Groups prepare for the afternoon session on the first day of OWG-11.
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A full Conference Room 1 hosted discussions on the focus areas on poverty eradication and sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition on the first day of OWG-11.

Funding for coverage of this Session has been provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
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Session resources

*OWG-11 website

*Draft programme of work

*Working document

*Compilation of goals and targets suggestions from OWG-10

*Letter from the OWG-11 Co-Chairs

*General information on SDGs

*Sustainable development knowledge platform website

*Website for OWG-10, 31 March - 4 April 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-9, 3-5 March 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-8, 3-7 February 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-7, 6-10 January 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-6, 9-13 December 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-5, 25-27 November 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-4, 17-19 June 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-3, 22-24 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-2, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-1, 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America


IISD RS resources

*Earth Negotiations Bulletin archives of OWG coverage

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-10, 31 March - 4 April 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-9, 3-5 March 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage from OWG-8, 3-7 February 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage from OWG-7, 6-10 January 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage from OWG-6, 9-13 December 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-5, 25-27 November 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-4, 17-19 June 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-3, 22-24 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of OWG-2, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of OWG-1, 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Reporting

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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