New President of the General Assembly (September 2014- September 2015)

The new President of the General Assembly, Mr Sam Kutesa (Uganda), started his year-long term on 16 September. He is the successor to John Ashe (Atigua and Barbuda) and will preside over the final year of the Post-2015 deliberations.

Post-2015 High Level Stocktaking Event

On 11 & 12 September, the President of the UN General Assembly convened a High Level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 development agenda. The purpose of the event was to provide an overview of the post-2015 processes and consultations, which will feed into the highly influential UN Secretary General's synthesis report (to be presented in late December). In particular, the purpose of the event was to:

Survey on your engagement and participation in the OWG on SDGs (Deadline: 12th August)

SD2015 invites you to take our a short survey that seeks to evaluate the engagement of Major Groups and other stakeholders at the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This survey has two main aims:

OWG on SDGs concludes with outcome document

After 18 months of hard work, the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals has produced its final report, which contains 17 proposed goals for the consideration of the United Nations General Assembly. The goals are as follows:

Post-2015 High-Level Stocktaking Event: 8-9 September

In preparation for the negotiation phase of the post-2015 development agenda, scheduled for the 69th General Assembly (September 2014-September 2015), a concept note for a High-Level Stocktaking Event has been released by the President of the General Assembly. At the event (8-9 September), the President of the General Assembly will provide his summary of the post-2015 processes and consultations, which will feed into the UN Secretary General's synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda.