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6th Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations
(Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Outcome Document)

22-25 June 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Wednesday, 24 June 2015

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Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau (Kenya), consulting with Major Groups and other stakeholders

2015 Time for Global Action Agenda for People and for Planet On Wednesday, 24 June 2015, the 6th Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations held a meeting with Major Groups and other stakeholders in the morning, and discussed Chapter III of the zero draft, on follow-up and review, in the afternoon.

Twenty-eight representatives of Major Groups and other stakeholders delivered statements including specific comments on and amendments to the zero draft. Some common themes included that Major Groups and other stakeholders are not just beneficiaries of the post-2015 agenda, but also important agents of change, their participation being necessary to implement the agenda. Several statements reinforced the importance of human rights in the post-2015 development agenda. Co-Facilitator David Donoghue (Ireland) said it was good to be challenged on issues that inadvertently or by design were left out of the text, and said the Co-Facilitators picked up a lot from the session and will do the best they can, “without promising the world,” to integrate and absorb what the speakers have suggested.

In the afternoon, in the discussion on follow-up and review, while many delegations appreciated the text, some said it was too prescriptive, and others questioned the references to the roles of and interlinkages between national, regional and global follow-up and review processes. There was support for a process that is voluntary, country-led, multi-level, transparent, inclusive, and evidence-based. There was overwhelming support for stakeholder participation in national-level follow-up and review. While support was voiced for the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development as the “apex” of the review framework, there were different interpretations of what the global-level review would look like and the nature of the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). There was also concern about the UN developing guidelines for national reports and review processes, as opposed to leaving this to governments.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web updates and a summary and analysis from the 6th Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations (Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Outcome Document), which took place from 22 to 25 June 2015, from UN Headquarters in New York. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at:

Meeting with Major Groups and Other Stakeholders

Amb. Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou, Benin

Christina Bage-Friborg, Sandvik

Bob van Dillen,
Migration and Development Civil Society Network (MADE)

Corann Okorodudu,
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Deelip Mhaske, Foundation for Human Horizon

Roberto Dondisch Glowinski,
Director General for Global Affairs, Mexico

Helen Dennis, Christian Aid and ACT Alliance

Micah Grzywnowicz, Swedish Federation for Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights

Jahan Taganova, SOS Children’s Villages

Hendrica Okondo, Civil Society Platform on Sexual and Reproductive Health/World Young Women’s Christian Association Africa Branch

Jiten Yumnam, The People’s Coalition
on Food Sovereignty

Marianne Haslegrave, Common Wealth Medical Trust

Quirine Lengkeek, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality

Amb. Michael Gerber, Special Envoy for
Global Sustainable Development, Switzerland

Wael Hmaidan, Climate Action Network International

Discussion on Follow-up and Review

Amb. Mohammed Bessedik, Algeria, on behalf of the Arab Group

Minh T. Vu, Viet Nam

Amb. Mahe ’Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua, Tonga

Zaheer Laher, South Africa

Kathrin Nescher, Liechtenstein

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Funding for coverage of the 6th Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations
(Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Outcome Document) has been provided by the
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the European Union (EU)