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7th and 8th Sessions of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations
(Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Outcome Document)

20-24 and 27-31 July 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Friday, 24 July 2015

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2015 Time for Global Action Agenda for People and for Planet On Friday, 24 July, delegates discussed follow-up and review. Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau (Kenya) noted this will be the first universal review process that includes “not just all countries, but all things.” He said this will require comprehensive systems at the national level, along with complementary regional processes and a global follow-up and review process by ministers every year, as well as by Heads of State and Government every four years.

Delegates discussed the relationship between the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and post-2015 follow-up and review processes, and whether a single follow-up and review framework is sufficient for monitoring of both processes. They also discussed the relationship between global, regional and national-level reporting, with some highlighting the potential for regional organizations and the UN regional commissions to support peer learning.

Developing countries drew attention to the need for capacity building in data collection at the national level, and the US stressed the value of capacity building in evaluation as well, so as to understand “what works.” Delegates also debated whether a common reporting format should be developed for national-level reporting processes, with some expressing concern that this may not allow sufficient space for differing national capacities and levels of development.

At the end of the day, Amb. David Donoghue (Ireland) informed delegates that a revised draft will be prepared over the weekend, and the negotiations will resume at 3:00 pm on Monday, 27 July, allowing time for Member States to consult in the morning.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web highlights and a summary and analysis report from the 7th and 8th Sessions of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations (Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Outcome Document) which took place from 20 to 24 July and from 27 July to 2 August 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at:

ECOSOC President Oh Joon,
Permanent Representative of
the Republic of Korea to the UN

Amb. Hiroshi Minami, Japan

Kushla Munro, Australia

Hector Raul Pelaez, Argentina

Riaz Hamidullah, Bangladesh

Amb. Jean-Francis Regis Zinsou, Benin

Sérgio Rodrigues dos Santos, Brazil

Mariyam Midhía Naeem, Maldives

Vesna Baus, Croatia

Roberto Dondisch, Mexico

Frédéric Bontems, France

Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir, Iceland

Stephan Contius, Germany

Ghanshyam Bhandari, Nepal

Monsignor Joseph Grech, Mission of the Holy See to the UN

T. Suka Mangisi, Tonga

Thomas Kaydor, Deputy Foreign Minister, Liberia

Tony Pipa, US

Amb. Tuvako N. Manongi, Tanzania

Co-Facilitator David Donoghue consulting with delegates

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UN Headquarters

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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the European Union (EU)

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