12th Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs

Last week, the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals convened its twelth session at UN headquarters in New York. Unlike the previous sessions, delegates met in informal sessions to consider a selection of the most up to date proposed goals. As a follow-up to the meeting, the Co-Chairs of the OWG will be producing an updated version of its zero draft, which is scheduled to be released on 30 June. It is envisioned that it will be a more succinct and focused document with fewer targets.

With only one more OWG session remaining, the delegates must reach agreement on the final package of proposed SDGs to be submitted to the UN General Assembly as part of the deliberations on the post-2015 development agenda.

Full meeting coverage of the OWG-12 is provided by IISD here.

Upcoming activities of the OWG:

  • Another set of “informal-informals” scheduled for 9-11 July
  • Final meeting of the OWG scheduled for 14-18 July


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