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Sustainable Development Goals

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 special situations (such as African countries, least-developed countries, and small island developing states) as well as challenges facing middle-income countries; human rights, the right to development, and global governance. The process to create the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 Development Agenda  built up significant momentum in 2013. The process has been open, with meaningful civil society / NGO involvement.  The member states will soon enter the decision-making stage, and there is greater need than ever to be sure it remains open and inclusive. Several organizations are committed to ensure this happens, including the Stakeholder Forum. (If you are interested in following this, check www.stakeholderforum.org )  If you want to add your voice to the Eighth OWG on Inequality, by 10 January 2014 go to the e-consultation at this site;   www.worldwewant2015.org/inequalities

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