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2015/06/15: Key comments from Beyond 2015 on the zero draft of the post-2015 outcome document

Beyond 2015 welcomes the Zero Draft prepared by the Co-Facilitators of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations. Below we share key comments on the document addressing (1) the draft declaration, (2) means of implementation, and (3) follow up and review. A separate paper contains the Campaign's full reaction and textual recommendations. 

2014/11/10: Governments Conclude Initial Exchange of Views on Post-2015 Negotiations

UN Member States convened for the second informal meeting of the plenary on the organization and modalities of intergovernmental negotiations and remaining issues related to the Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

The co-facilitators – David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya – expect to issue a “starting document” by the week of 17 November, covering the process, road map, and scope of work for intergovernmental negotiations.

2014/09/10: UN General Assembly adopts SDG OWG Report as basis for negotiations

The General Assembly adopted three resolutions today (10th September) , including one that would pave the way for the incorporation of sustainable development goals into the post-2015 development agenda.

2014/07/20: Outcome Document - Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

Introduction to the Proposal of The Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals

1. The Rio+ outcome document, The future we want, inter alia, set out a mandate to establish an Open Working Group to develop a set of sustainable development goals for consideration and appropriate action by the General Assembly at its 68th session. It also provided the basis for their conceptualization. The Rio outcome gave the mandate that the SDGs should be coherent with and integrated into the UN development agenda beyond 2015.

2014/07/05: SDGs, Means of implementation in latest ‘zero draft’ fall well below expectations

Means of Implementation remains the most fiercely contested issue in the negotiations of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

With the release of the Co-Chairs’ revised version of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ‘Zero Draft’ on 30 June, the intergovernmental negotiations during the final session of the Open Working Group (OWG) in mid-July becomes even more critical. The OWG Co-Chairs are Ambassadors Macharia Kamau of Kenya and Csaba Korosi of Hungary.

G7 Summit Declaration on the SDGs

The G7 Declaration published on June 5th (World Environment Day) by the Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission did cover the issues of the SDGs and CLimate Change.

2014/05/13 SDG's: Where do we stand so far ?

Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are therefore committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.

We recognize that poverty eradication, changing unsustainable and promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production and protecting and managing the natural resource base of economic and social development are the overarching objectives of and essential requirements for sustainable development.

SUSTAINEO 2030: Ou comment le futur peut nous apprendre à aller en direction d'un dévelopement viable

Le développement durable s'impose à nous comme LE grand challenge du 21ème siècle.

Les membres des Nations Unies et d'autres parties prenantes s'impliquent dans la définition de l'Agenda (du Développement Durable) Post-2015. Cela comprend la définition d'un certain nombre d'Objectifs Globaux destinés à remplacer les Objectifs du Millénaire (SDGs Sustainable Development Goals destinés à remplacer les Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)) d'ici fin 2015.

Sustaineo 2030 est un scénario que nous vous présentons afin d'explorer les structures de gouvernance qui pourraient nous servir de guides dans les domaines de la politique, les entreprises et la société. Sustaineo n'est pas un univers parallèle dans lequel la tachnologie et la société ont été totalement réinventés. Au contraire, c'est un scénario basé sur des expériences et situations réelles dans plus de 30 pays, qui ont été examinées dans l'étude globale que nous vous présentons ici sous forme de récit.

SUSTAINEO 2030: Learning Sustainable Development from the Future

Today we understand sustainable development to be the great challenge of the 21st century.

Member states of the United Nations and stakeholders globally are currently mobilizing to establish the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This includes developing a set of new global goals to succeed the Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs) once they expire at the end of 2015.

We present the Sustaineo 2030 scenario in order to explore which governance structures could ensure the mainstreaming of sustainable development as a guiding principle in politics, business and society. Sustaineo is not a parallel universe
in which technology and social systems have been invented entirely anew. On the contrary; it is based on actual experiences in real situations that have been examined as part of a global study and presented in the form of a narrative.

2011/11/01: Submission by Switzerland for UNCSD 2012 (Rio+20)

Summary
While the Rio Declaration, Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation remain highly relevant, Switzerland proposes to renew the commitment for sustainable development through the following measures regarding the two main themes of the Rio+20 conference:

Reference: K402-0239

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