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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 Friday, 24 May 2013

On Friday morning, participants reconvened to conclude discussions on food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and DLDD, after which they continued their discussions on water and sanitation. In the afternoon, they concluded discussions on water and sanitation and heard a summary of the session and concluding remarks from Co-Chairs Csaba Körösi and Macharia Kamau. Co-Chair Körösi stressed the need for a common vision going forward aiming for transformational change to address poverty eradication and human development. He noted a positive atmosphere with participants exploring challenges, jointly identifying inter-linkages, and collectively determining and prioritizing issues. The meeting concluded at 5:32pm.

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Paula Caballero (Colombia) addresses OWG3 on water and sanitation.
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Co-Chair Csaba Körösi (Hungary) chaired the day’s session on water and sanitation.
Paula Caballero (Colombia) and Ambassador Kitty van der Heijden (the Netherlands)
Rabii Al-Hantouli (State of Palestine) said that a sustainable development goal on water is a “vital and important issue.”
Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, OWG3 Co-Chairs Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and  Csaba Körösi (Hungary)
OWG3 Co-Chairs Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and  Csaba Körösi (Hungary) conversing before the afternoon session.
Abdullah Khalid Tawlah, Saudi Arabia
Jack Moss spoke on behalf of Business and Industry Major Group
Ethiopia stressed that linkages must be made between water and poverty eradication, agriculture, food security and nutrition, drought, health, and access to energy.
Yaser Alkindi, intern, United Arab Emirates Mission to the UN.
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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

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