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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

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

14-18 July 2014 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Highlights for Thursday, 17 July 2014
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OWG-13The UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) continued its 13th session at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday, 17 July 2014.

Opening the meeting, Co-Chair Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, announced that the Group must finish discussing all remaining goals on Thursday so that the goals can be concluded on Friday, with another full read-through of a new draft. He also announced that parallel consultations would take place throughout the day on four “difficult” issues: the heading for Goal 16 (Enable sustainable development by achieving peaceful and inclusive societies, promoting the rule of law at all levels, providing justice for all and building effective and capable institutions nationally and internationally); Goal 6’s (water and sanitation) reference to transboundary water management; inefficient fossil fuel subsidies in Goal 7 (energy); and references to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in Goals 3 (health) and 5 (gender equality and women’s empowerment).

During the day, the Co-Chairs took the OWG through a second reading of goals 8-17, based on text revised following the informal-informal consultations held from 9-11 July and discussions in OWG-13 on Monday and Tuesday. By 10:00 pm, when the meeting concluded for the night, the OWG had finished the second reading of:

*Proposed goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
*Proposed goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
*Proposed goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
*Proposed goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe and sustainable
*Proposed goal 12. Promote sustainable consumption and production patterns
*Proposed goal 13. Combat climate change and its impacts
*Proposed goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and their resources for sustainable development
*Proposed goal 15. Protect and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, and halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss
*Proposed goal 17, Strengthen the means of implementation and the global partnership for sustainable development

On Friday morning, the OWG will resume consideration of proposed goal 16 (Enable sustainable development by achieving peaceful and inclusive societies, promoting the rule of law at all levels, providing justice for all and building effective and capable institutions nationally and internationally), since informal consultations were still ongoing Thursday night.
Mohamed Khalil, Egypt
Troy Torrington, Guyana
Olivier Brochenin, France
Stephanie Aktipis, United States
Abdullah Khalid Tawlah, Saudi Arabia
Fred Sarufa, Papua New Guinea
Hua Ye, China
Major Groups filled the gallery on Thursday morning
L-R: Ralien Bekkers, Aashish Khullar, and Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Youth Representatives)

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Session resources

*OWG-13 Website

*Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post 2015 Development Agenda

*Encyclopedia Groupinica: A Compilation of Goals and Targets Suggestions from OWG-10

*General Information on SDGs

*Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform Website

*Website for OWG-12, 16-20 June 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-11, 5-9 May 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*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

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-12, 16-20 June 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-11, 5-9 May 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*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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