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Here you can find all the latest updates in relation to sustainable development finance, governance and goals.

HLPF Consultations Conclude with Outcome Text

The consultations to define the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) concluded on 26 June 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, following Member State requests for additional negotiating time.

High-level Political Forum negotiations extended

Last Friday, the new co-facilitator of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), Ambassador Luiz Alberto insisted on a deadline for delegations to either accept the co-facilitators' clean text or to offer amendments that had been negotiated bilaterally in advance with the consent of all other delegations.

UN-NGLS Civil Society Consultation for the Secretary-General, General Assembly and OWG on SDGs

The consultation facilitated by United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) in partnership with the Post-2015 Development Planning Team/Executive Office of the Secretary-General is now launched in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. The consultation gathers critical analysis from civil society on four post-2015 reports submitted to the Secretary-General:

1) High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post-2015 HLP)

2) UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

3) UN Global Compact (UNGC)

4) UN Development Group (UNDG): The Global Conversation Begins

The Dashboard Concept - An Approach to the Post-2015 Development Agenda by Colombia and Guatemala

In their "Dashboard Proposal" the governments of Colombia and Guatemala envisage the post-2015 development agenda as being designed around a nucleus of common global goals measured by a set of internationally agreed-on targets and indicators which would be accompanied by more specific targets and indicators geared to national circumstances and priorities.

IISD's Summary on the High Level Political Forum Process Approaching Final Negotiations

From 12-14 June 2013, informal informal consultations were held regarding the organisation of the High-level political forum (HLPF) in the course of which key questions with respect to participation, format, timing, and rules of order were adressed.

Opening Statement of the International Trade Union Confederation at the Fourth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

In its opening statement at the fourth session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development on 17 June 2013, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) emphasised the importance of the inclusion of full employment and decent work as well as universal social protection in the post-2015 development agenda for sustainable development.

IISD's Summary of the 4th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

The fourth session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place from 17-19 June 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting brought together OWG members, other member states, observers, and representatives from UN agencies and Major Groups. The meeting was devoted to addressing the thematic issues of: (a) employment and decent work for all, social protection, youth, education and culture and (b) health, population dynamics. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, and Csaba Körösi, Permanent Representative of Hungary, served as co-chairs.

SIWI launches the Stockholm Statement Digital Forum

In September 2013 the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) will submit the Stockholm Statement to the 68th UN General Assembly. The objective of this paper is to influence and elevate the status of water in the post-2015 development agenda. This open forum exists to facilitate contributions to the Stockholm Statement, which will be calling for a Sustainable Development Goal on Water.

Stakeholder inputs into the Post-2015 High Level Panel

The High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) is gathering responses submitted by stakeholders in response to the HLP report "A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development". Submissions that have been made so far can be viewed here.

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