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Third Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


22-24 May 2013 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Highlights for Wednesday, 22 May 2013
The third session of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals opened on Wednesday, May 22 in New York. OWG Co-chair Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, opened the session highlighting that the issues for discussion are fundamental to human survival. He said the new development agenda must carry over and complete the unfinished business of the MDGs, stressing the need to maintain momentum, engagement and enthusiasm. Participants heard an opening keynote address by Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Secretary-General of FAO, stressing that food security and nutrition must be placed at the heart of the SDGs. They also received summaries of the issues for discussion from representatives of the World Food Programme, International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, followed by an exchange of views on “Food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, desertification, land degradation and drought”. In the afternoon, participants continued to engage on these issues, with panel presentations from Hans Herren, President of Millennium Institute and Biovision Foundation, and Dennis Garrity, UN Convention to Combat Desertification. This was followed by a constructive interactive discussion.
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View of the UN Headquarters in New York, venue for the session (photo courtesy of Pam Chasek)
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*Session website

*Draft programme of work

*Summary note on Post-2015 Consultations prepared by the UN Development Programme for the OWG

*General information on SDGs

*Sustainable development knowledge platform website

*Website of the Second session of the UNGA Open Working Group on SDGs, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website of the First session of the UNGA Open Working Group on SDGs, 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America


IISD RS resources

*Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Reporting

*IISD RS summary report of the Asia and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Rio+20 Outcomes, 22-24 April 2013, Bangkok, Thailand (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the Second session of the UNGA Open Working Group on SDGs, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the First session of the UNGA Open Working Group on SDGs, 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Caribbean Forum: Shaping a Sustainable Development Agenda to address the Caribbean Reality in the 21st Century and Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20, 5-6 and 7-9 of March 2013, Bogotá, Colombia

*IISD RS summary report of the Eighth Session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-8) and Africa Regional Implementation Meeting (Africa-RIM) in preparation for the Twentieth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable (CSD-20), 19-21 November 2012, UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*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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