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

25-27 November 2013 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Highlights for Tuesday, 26 November 2013
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Adnan Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (far left), addressed the OWG during the afternoon.
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On Tuesday, 26 November, delegates to OWG 5 continued discussing sustained and inclusive economic growth, macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international financial system and external debt sustainability), infrastructure development and industrialization during the morning, and began discussing energy during the afternoon.

Comments during the morning included calls for a new model of development and governance with transparent decision making and equitable participation of all states, and the need for economic growth models that balance equality and efficiency and coherent economic policies at all levels. One delegate stressed the importance of, inter aliaa: focusing the current agenda on convergence; avoiding over-clustering issues in generic goals and focusing on what is “goalable”; identifying the multidimensionality of poverty; unpacking the private sector’s responsibilities; and infrastructure and connectivity. Different country circumstances, access for all to economic and social infrastructure, and an international enabling environment for development were also highlighted as key issues to be addressed.

The OWG began its discussion of energy issues during the afternoon session with presentations by Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Vijay Modi, Columbia University, and Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley. At the end of the discussion, Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sustainable Energy for All and Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, highlighted that top-down and bottom-up actions are necessary, and proposed adoption of a global goal for secure sustainable energy for all with seven targets or indicators on: universal energy access; energy efficiency; renewable energy; energy-health nexus; energy-water nexus; energy-food nexus; and energy-women’s empowerment nexus.
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Paula Caballero Gómez, Colombia
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Lidija Bubanja, Serbia
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S.G. Mhishi, Director Social Services, Ministry of Labour and Social Services, Zimbabwe
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Daniel Kammen, Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, during his presentation on energy
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Amb. Simona Mirela Miculescu, Romania
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Amb. Aman Hassen Bame, Ethiopia
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Vijay Modi, Columbia University, during his presentation on energy
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Session resources

*OWG-5 website

*Draft programme of work

*General information on SDGs

*Sustainable development knowledge platform website

*Website for the Fourth session of the UNGA’s OWG on SDGs, 17-19 June 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for the Third session of the UNGA’s OWG on SDGs, 22-24 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for the Second session of the UNGA’s OWG on SDGs, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for the First session of the UNGA’s OWG 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 and analysis of the Fourth session of the UNGA’s OWG on SDGs, 17-19 June 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the Arab Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Rio+20 Outcomes, 29-30 May 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Third session of the UNGA’s OWG on SDGs, 22-24 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS briefing note of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Integration Meeting on Achieving Sustainable Development – “Integrating the Social, Economic and Environmental Dimensions”, 13 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*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’s OWG 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’s OWG 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

*UNCSD-L - 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

*POST2015-L - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

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

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