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3rd Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations
(Sustainable Development Goals and Targets)

23-27 March 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York


Highlights for Friday, 27 March 2015

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The dais during the last day of the meeting

2015 Time for Global Action Agenda for People and for Planet On Friday, delegates discussed how to take forward the proposed themes for the interactive dialogues at the September summit, the indicator framework, and how to deal with proposed tweaks to targets in the OWG proposal on SDGs. In their statements, many countries stressed that the OWG proposal should not be reopened, though they considered the possibility of some work limited to targets that still contained unspecified X% values.

Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau (Kenya) introduced the Co-Facilitators’ proposal to hold a joint session of the FfD and post-2015 processes with the aim of ensuring that the work of both tracks will be “complementary and synergistic.” Delegates welcomed the proposal and discussed in detail the programme for the joint session in April. They also discussed the possibility of a draft decision on establishing a technology facilitation mechanism, as provided for in the Rio+20 Outcome Document.

Delegates also considered the interface between the UN Statistical Commission’s work to develop global indicators, and the political oversight that would be provided to that process, considering the possibility that the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), could play this role.

At the end of the day, Co-Facilitator David Donoghue (Ireland) outlined a proposed agenda for the next intergovernmental negotiation session from 21-24 April 2015, which includes a meeting with representatives of the Bretton Woods institutions, and discussion of coherence between the FfD and post-2015 outcome documents.

The meeting was gaveled to a close at 5:03 pm.

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Won Doyeon, Republic of Korea

Mohamed Khalil, Egypt


Co-Facilitators David Donoghue (Ireland) and Macharia Kamau (Kenya)
listen to a statement by Ioannis Vrailas, EU


Rima Cempaka, Indonesia

Pamela Rocha, Ecuador


Yale students attending the international negotiations


Saying goodbye and looking ahead to the next post-2015 meeting

Delegates bid each other farewell after the close of the meeting


Statue in the Trusteeship Council Chamber,
the venue for the post-2015 meeting

Ralph Herring, UN Security Officer who retired after 35 years of service at the United Nations. Ralph attended many of the big UN conferences with the ENB team since the UNCED Conference in Rio in 1992 and was a good friend to all of us at UN Headquarters.

Funding for coverage of the 3rd Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations
(Sustainable Development Goals and Targets) has been provided by the
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the European Union (EU)
SDC EU
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