17-20 February, member states met for a round of intergovernmental negotiations in New York. The meeting was the second of eight scheduled sessions (January-July 2015). The purpose of the four day meeting between member states was to discuss the declaration of the post-2015 agenda. The meeting was open to participation from other stakeholders and included a dialogue with Major Groups and other Stakeholders.
Event: 'Making your voice heard: How to influence the post-2015 development agenda'
When:Tuesday, 17 February, 1:15 - 2:45pm,
Where: Room 2726 UN Secretariat Building, New York
19-21 January, negotiations on the post-2015 framework began in New York. The purpose of the three day meeting between member states was to conduct a "stocktaking" of the preparations for a new sustainable development agenda. The meeting was the first of eight scheduled sessions (January-July 2015) , with the final framework scheduled for adoption at a UN Summit in September 2015.
In a study commissioned by the German Council for Sustainable Development, Stakeholder Forum has examined integration in the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and put forward stakeholder proposals which could be used to improve the balance of the three dimensions of sustainable development within the goals.
The UN Secretary General has delivered his long awaited synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda. The report re-emphasises the need for the 17 global goals recommended by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, while also introducing a completely new setof six ´essential elements’ (para 63) as a means to address the challenges of communicating the monumentous global framework.