Summary of Latin America and Carribbean Stakeholder Meeting on Sustainable Development Finance

The Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) conducted a regional outreach meeting with Latin American and Carribbean stakeholders from January 14-15 in Santiago Chile. The purpose of the meeting was to have governments, academics, civil society, and private sector representatives provide recommendations on finance for development.

Open consultation on the focus areas for the SDGs

The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals wants to hear your feedback on its focus areas for the post-2015 global goals. If you would like to provide comments on the 19 focus areas, you can do so through the worldwewant2015 web platform. The online consultation will run until March 14 and interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit their comments by answering the following questions:

Focus Areas for the OWG on SDGs

The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals have released their focus areas for the post-2015 global goals. The 19 focus areas identified within the report are not exhaustive and do not preclude inclusion of other issues discussed with the context of the thematic clusters. The report does not constitute a zero draft of the report that the group will submit to the General Assembly, it is instead meant to guide the forthcoming sessions of the OWG to identify SDGs and accompanying targets.

OWG on SDGs progress report

The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals have released a draft report of the Group’s stocktaking phase, which concluded early this month. The report summarizes the Group’s first eight sessions and includes an overview of 18 agenda items discussed by the Group. In addition the report provides a summary of meetings with Major Groups and other stakeholders (morning hearings and intersessional).