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 this spring have been submitted to an academic group (“UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network”) that is coordinating input on this. You can look at their website if the spirit moves you. Four UNANIMA representatives will be participating in three days of meetings late in May. We asked Kathleen Ries to offer an oral intervention on water issues during that time.