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

9-13 December 2013 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Highlights for Friday, 13 December 2013
On Friday, 13 December 2013, the sixth session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) discussed “Human rights, the right to development, global governance” during the morning and afternoon. At the conclusion of the meeting, Co-Chair Körösi presented the Co-Chairs’ summary of the session. He highlighted that we cannot set ambitious goals without specifying how they will be achieved and the need for political will, financing, technology, capacity building, policies and institutions. He noted that the Rio+20 outcome identified means of implementation by creating the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing and leaving the rest for the OWG to consider, and said the two tracks are interlinked, and that it may be difficult to draw the line between the two and to avoid duplication. He also noted the need to discuss the potential sources of finance to implement the SDGs and going beyond government-to-government cooperation, since there are limited resources available in the ODA framework.

Other areas he highlighted include: the need for a strengthened partnership for implementation of the SDGs that is equitable and inclusive and with mutual accountability and a fair sharing of responsibilities; the need for public-private partnerships; recognition of the role of large corporations in developing new sustainable business models; the importance of science, technology and innovation; and strengthening data and statistical capabilities in developing countries.

With regard to countries in special situations, he noted the need to: build resilience; address vulnerabilities; and invest in education and skills. He said Africa has focused on eradication of poverty and hunger and finishing the MDGs; small island developing States (SIDS) want stronger action on climate change and the sustainable management and use of oceans; landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) want to alleviate the high costs of market access through a trade facilitation agreement; and middle-income countries are concerned with inequality. On human rights, development and global governance, he highlighted: the importance of human rights and fundamental freedoms; the right to development; and an effective UN institution as the cornerstone of sustainable development governance.

Co-Chair Kamau announced future OWG dates after the eighth session in February 2014: 3-7 March, 31 March-4 April, 5-9 May, 2-6 June, 14-18 July. He closed the session at 6:10 pm.

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Co-Chairs Csaba Kőrösi and Macharia Kamau prepare for the fifth and final day of the sixth meeting of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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Presentation by Bjørn Lomborg, Director, Copenhagen Consensus Center
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Ivan Šimonović, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
Peter Thomson, Fiji
Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, Mexico
Eden Charles, Trinidad and Tobago
Jean-Francis Zinsou, Benin
Abdulmohsen Alyas, Saudi Arabia
Oana Rebedea, Romania
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Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer to the UN, State of Palestine and Elizabeth Cousens, United States
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UN-NGLS distributes civil society input to OWG
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Delegates Conversing
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Néstor Osorio, President, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Chonvipat Changtrakul, Thailand
Sewa Lamsal Adhikari, Nepal
Rabii Al Hantouli, State of Palestine
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Casie Wiley, Civil Society
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David Banisar, Civil Society
 
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Co-Chairs Csaba Kőrösi and Macharia Kamau
 
Side Events
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"Human Rights at the Core of Ecologically Sustainable and Just Development " organized by Center for Reproductive Rights, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Center for Economic and Social Rights, RESURJ, Human Rights Watch, Association for Women’s Rights in Development, and Amnesty International
"Citizen Voices: How Citizen Participation and Social Accountability Can Drive Development Effectiveness" organized by World Vision
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"Citizen Voices: How Citizen Participation and Social Accountability Can Drive Development Effectiveness" organized by World Vision
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"Resources, Risks and Responsibilities: Shifting the Paradigm on Environment, Development and Human Rights" organized by Assembly of First Nations
Around the Venue
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Nelson Mandela tribute
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Secretary-General Portraits

Funding for coverage of this event has been provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
SDC
Related Links
Session resources

*Session website and documents

*Draft programme of work

*Side events

*General information on SDGs

*Sustainable development knowledge platform website

*Website for the Fifth session of the UNGA’s OWG on SDGs, 25-27 November 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*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 Fifth session of the UNGA’s OWG on SDGs, 25-27 November 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)

*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) (English: HTML - PDF) (French: 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)

*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

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