Eleventh session of the Open Working Group Consultations based on revised focus area document

Meeting or Conference
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
05-09 Jun 2014
United States of America (New York City)

One of the main outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, was the agreement by Member States to launch a process to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Rio+20 did not elaborate specific goals but stated that the SDGs should be limited in number, aspirational and easy to communicate. The goals should address in a balanced way all three dimensions of sustainable development and be coherent with and integrated into the UN development agenda beyond 2015. A 30-member Open Working Group (OWG) of the General Assembly is tasked with preparing a proposal on the SDGs.

Each morning from 9-10 AM in Conference Room 1 will include a "Discussion with Major Groups and other Stakeholders".

The interventions on Monday will be 3 minutes constituency-based statements, starting with major Groups and followed by other stakeholders as appropriate.

From Tuesday through Thursday, the 3 minute interventions will be developed by cross-Major Groups and other Stakeholder Clusters mirroring the Focus areas using a Google Doc as done during previous Open Working Group session, to allow for the participation of Major Groups and other Stakeholder not able to attend the meeting, especially stakeholders from the South.

Contribute here to the Google Doc: Major Groups Preparation process for OWG11 inputs. Please provide targets, potential speakers, your organization and contact information.

Planning Meetings

  • Monday, May 5: 2-3pm, 26-MM2 (26th floor of the Secretariat)
  • Monday, May 5: 6-7pm, Rm. 2727
  • Tuesday, May 6: 2-3pm, Rm. 2727
  • Tuesday, May 6: 6-7pm, Rm. 2727
  • Wednesday, May 7: 2-3pm, Rm. 2727
  • Wednesday, May 7: 6-7pm, Rm. 2727
  • Thursday, May 8: 6-7pm, Rm. 2726

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