On the 30 April-1 May, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) held a meeting on agenda setting for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at UN Headquarters in New York.
A new tool has been developed to help governments and other stakeholders to create and choose ambitious and effective sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets, which fulfil the commitments made by world leaders at Rio+20.
The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and its secretariat have released a number of documents in preperation for its 11th session taking place from 5-9 May at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
From 30 April-1 May in New York, an expert group meeting will take place on agenda setting for the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which was mandated at Rio+20 to focus on governance issues and agenda-setting related to the United Nations programme of work on sustainable development.
The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals have released their revised focus areas for the post-2015 global goals. The detailed document now contains 16 focus areas, which is three less than the original document which was released in March. The report does not constitute a zero draft of the report that the group will submit to the General Assembly, it is instead meanto to guide the forthcoming sessions of the OWG to identify possible SDGs and accompanying targets.
- Stakeholder Statement from the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing Consultation-Helsinki
- Summary of the 10th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
- Compendium of existing goals and targets under the 19 Focus Areas being considered by the Open Working Group