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Sustainable Development Goals

8 January 2014

The UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs was mandated by Member States at Rio+20 to propose a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) by September 2014. The Sixth Session of the OWG in December considered how the SDGs can be implemented (technology, knowledge sharing, the formation of global partnerships); the needs of countries in […]

CSD “Laid to Rest” and Resurrected

1 August 2013

The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), after its 20-year lifetime, has been formally replaced by the High Level Political Forum (HLPF). The HLPF will operate in a “hybrid” format under the auspices of both the General Assembly (GA) and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). We, the NGOs, are happy about this arrangement, because […]

Post-Rio+20 Progress

24 June 2013

With the third meeting of the UN Open Working Group (charged by the Secretary General to develop a draft of a set of Sustainable Development Goals) the NGOs and “Major Groups” that represented civil society at Rio+20 feel that things are finally moving.  The UNANIMA suggestions for the SDGs that were approved by the board […]