Summary of the 10th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals held its 10th session from March 31-April 4 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The five day meeting sought to create more focused preferences, as stated throughout 'a year-long stocktaking period', to produce a report on preferred SDGs and targets. During the session Major Groups and other stakeholders commented and gave feedback on a revised list of 19 Focus Areas, possible targets relating to each (based on discussions at OWG-9 in March) and discussed ways of going forward for its last three sessions.

To read IISD’s coverage of the session, click here.  

The OWG’s next session will take place from May 5-9 at the UN headquaters in New York. The Co-chairs have stated they will revise the focus areas document based on the discussions at OWG-10 for this next meeting.

For an interactive timeline of the OWG's activities, click here.

Additional resources:

Compendium of existing goals and targets under the 19 Focus Areas being considered by the Open Working Group

Interlinkakes between the 19 focus areas of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets

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