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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Thirteenth session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

14-18 July 2014 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Highlights from Friday-Saturday, 18-19 July 2014
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Consultations along the East River during a break before the evening session.
OWG-13

The UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) concluded its 13th and final session at UN Headquarters in New York on Saturday, 19 July 2014. The OWG adopted its outcome by acclamation, and the proposal will be submitted to the UN General Assembly for consideration and appropriate action at its 68th session.

On Friday morning, delegates began the day with a discussion of Goal 16 (Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels), following a late Thursday night contact group meeting. After a lengthy discussion, the contact group was asked to continue working on this goal, but they could not achieve consensus.

The OWG then undertook a third reading of the proposed SDGs and their targets from Goal 1 through Goal 17, as well as the Chapeau, in a session lasting from 12:00 noon Friday until 3:45 am on Saturday. The meeting was then suspended for the Co-Chairs and Secretariat to revise and edit the document so it could be presented for adoption by the Group.

At 10:30 am on Saturday, OWG-13 resumed in formal session to adopt the proposal. Numerous delegations took the floor to praise the Co-Chairs, expressing satisfaction or reservations with various parts of the document. At 1:20 pm, the OWG adopted the proposal by acclamation with a standing ovation for Co-Chairs Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, and Csaba Kőrösi, Permanent Representative of Hungary.

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Amb. Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz, Bolivia, Chair of the Group of 77
Taghi M. Ferami, Iran
Amb. Marianne Loe, Norway

Rueanna Haynes, Trinidad and Tobago
Amb. Gustavo Meza Cuadra, Peru
Amb. Caleb Otto, Palau

Rene Orellana, Bolivia, and Co-Chair Macharia Kamau, Kenya
Co-Chair Csaba Kőrösi, Hungary

Kenyan Delegation: Evans Maturu, Carolyn Musyimi, Joshua Mugodo, and Harriet Nduma

Delegates gave the Co-Chairs a standing ovation at the conclusion of the meeting.



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Session resources

*OWG-13 Website

*Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post 2015 Development Agenda

*Encyclopedia Groupinica: A Compilation of Goals and Targets Suggestions from OWG-10

*General Information on SDGs

*Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform Website

*Website for OWG-12, 16-20 June 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-11, 5-9 May 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-10, 31 March - 4 April 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-9, 3-5 March 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-8, 3-7 February 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-7, 6-10 January 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-6, 9-13 December 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-5, 25-27 November 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-4, 17-19 June 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-3, 22-24 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-2, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-1, 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-12, 16-20 June 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-11, 5-9 May 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-10, 31 March - 4 April 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-9, 3-5 March 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage from OWG-8, 3-7 February 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage from OWG-7, 6-10 January 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage from OWG-6, 9-13 December 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-5, 25-27 November 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-4, 17-19 June 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-3, 22-24 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of OWG-2, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of OWG-1, 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Reporting

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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