Documents by Topic: Sustainable development goals
Documents
Resolutions and decisions Outcome Documents
  • Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 Development Agenda
  • Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 Development Agenda
  • Outcome Document - Introduction to the Proposal of the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals
  • Final Compilation of Amendments to Goals and Targets by Major Groups and other stakeholder including citizen’s responses to MY World 6 priorities - OWG13
  • Compilation of Amendments to Goals and Targets by Major Groups during morning hearings - OWG12
  • Chapeau
  • Major Groups and Other Stakeholder's Compilation Document on SD Goals and Targets - OWG 11
  • Major Groups and Other Stakeholder's Compilation Document on SD Goals and Targets
  • Major Groups Compilation Summary of OWG10
  • Summary of the Co-Chairs - Open Working Group on SDGs - Seventh Session
  • Summary of the Co-Chairs - Open Working Group on SDGs - Sixth Session
  • Summary of the Co-Chairs - Open Working Group on SDGs - Eighth Session
  • Progress report of the Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals
  • Co-Chairs' Summary bullet points from OWG-8
  • Concluding Remarks of Co-Chairs 8th Session of Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
  • Summary of the OWG 7 Co-Chair's meetings with the Major Groups and other Stakeholders
  • Summary of the OWG 6 Co-Chair's meetings with the Major Groups and other Stakeholders
  • Concluding Remarks of Co-Chairs 7th Session of Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
  • Co-Chairs' Summary bullet points from OWG-7
  • Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (English)
  • Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (French)
  • Co-Chairs' Summary bullet points from OWG-6
  • Concluding Remarks of Co-Chairs 6th Session of Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
  • Summary - Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals - Fifth session
  • Summary of Co-Chair's meetings with the Major Groups and other Stakeholders
  • Draft Concluding Remarks of Co-Chairs - 5th Session of Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Co-Chairs’ Summary bullet points from OWG-5
  • Co-Chairs’ Summary bullet points from OWG-4
  • Co-Chairs’ Summary bullet points from OWG-2
  • Co-Chairs’ Summary bullet points from OWG-3
Secretary-General Reports Technical Support Team (TST) Issues Briefs
  • TST Issues Brief: Sustainable Transport
  • TST Issues Brief: Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and the Promotion of Durable Peace, Rule of Law and Governance
  • TST Issues Brief: Global Governance
  • TST Issues Brief: Human rights including the right to development
  • TST Issues Brief: Biodiversity
  • TST Issues Brief: Promoting Equality, including Social Equity
  • TST Issues Brief: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
  • TST Issues Brief: Forests
  • TST Issues Brief: Climate Change and Disaster Reduction
  • TST Issues Brief: Sustainable Consumption and Production, including Chemicals and Waste
  • TST Issues Brief: Sustainable cities and human settlements
  • TST Issues Brief: Oceans and Seas
  • TST Issues Brief: Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth, Infrastructure Development, and Industrialization
  • TST Issues Brief: Means of Implementation; Global Partnership for achieving sustainable development
  • TST Issues Brief: Science, Technology and Innovation, Knowledge-sharing and Capacity-building
  • TST Issues Brief: Needs of Countries in Special Situations – African Countries, Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, as well as the specific challenges facing Middle-Income Countries
  • TST Issues Brief: Macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international financial system and external debt sustainability)
  • TST Issues Brief: Energy
  • TST Issues brief: Health and Sustainable Development
  • TST Issues Brief: Population Dynamics
  • TST Issues Brief: Education and Culture
  • TST Issues Brief: Social Protection
  • TST Issues Brief: Employment and Decent Work
  • TST Issues Brief: Water and Sanitation
  • TST Issues Brief: Sustainable Agriculture
  • TST Issues Brief: Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought
  • TST Issues Brief: Food Security and Nutrition
  • TST Issues Brief: Poverty Eradication
  • TST Issues Brief: Conceptual Issues
Statistical Notes
  • Compendium of statistical notes for the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG)
Meeting reports Logistics
  • Draft Programme of Work Major Groups and other Stakeholders Morning Hearings Sessions
  • Draft Programme of Work on Eleventh Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Programme of Work, Open Working Group on SDGs (Mar - Aug 2014)
Background papers/Special studies
  • Encyclopedia Groupinica: Compilation of Goals and Targets Suggestions from OWG-10
  • Compendium of existing goals and targets under the 19 Focus Areas being considered by the Open Working Group
  • Discussion Paper 1: Embedding the Environment in Sustainable Development Goals - Summary (Spanish)
  • Discussion Paper 1: Embedding the Environment in Sustainable Development Goals - Summary (Arabic)
  • Discussion Paper 1: Embedding the Environment in Sustainable Development Goals - Summary (English)
  • Discussion Paper 1: Embedding the Environment in Sustainable Development Goals - Summary (Russian)
  • Embedding the Environment in Sustainable Development Goals
  • Post-2015: Framing a new approach to sustainable development
  • Concept Paper by the South Centre on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Concept note - Interactive discussion on the SDGs
Other documents
  • Press release - UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group proposes sustainable development goals
  • Presentation et Proposition de Buts et Objectifs en Matiere de Developpement Durable Pour le Programme de Developpement au-dela de 2015
  • Letter from Co-Chairs - 30 June 2014
  • Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on SDGs, 2 June 2014
  • Document de travail pour la seance du 5 au 9 Mai du groupe de travail ouvert sur les ODD (Traduction de courtoise)
  • Working Document for the Eleventh Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Letter from Co-Chairs of the Eleventh Session of the Open Working on SDGs
  • Groupe de Travail Ouvert sur les objectifs du développement durable
  • Major Group Position Paper: The Business and Industry’s vision and priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Major Group Position Paper: The Children and Youth Major Group’s vision and priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Major Group Position Paper: The Farmers Major Group’s vision and priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Major Group Position Paper: The Indigenous Peoples Major Group’s vision and priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Major Group Position Paper: The Local Authorities Major Group’s Vision and priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Major Group Position Paper: NGOs Major Group’s vision and priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Major Group Position Paper: The Scientific & Technological Major Group’s vision and priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Major Group Position Paper: The Women Major Group’s vision and priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Major Group Position Paper: The Workers and Trade Unions Major Group’s vision and priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • DOMAINES PRIORITAIRES
  • Rapport d’activité du Groupe de Travail Ouvert de l'Assemblée Générale sur les Objectifs de Développement Durable
  • Compilation Major Groups Statements and Focus Areas Responses for OWG-9
  • Synthesis of Major Groups Inputs at OWG-9
  • Letter from Co-Chairs of the Open Working on SDGs (18 March)
  • Annex 1 - Interlinkages OWG SDGs
  • Open Working Group 10th session - Clusters
  • Draft Programme of Work on Tenth Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Focus Area Document (19 March 2014)
  • Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on SDGs, 21 February 2014
  • Focus Area Document (24 February 2014)
  • Draft Programme of Work on Ninth Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • List of speakers - OWG5 Co-Chair's Meeting with Major Groups and other Stakeholders
  • Indicators for Sustainable Development Goals
  • List of speakers - OWG8 Co-Chair’s meetings with the Major Groups and other Stakeholders
  • Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • SDG Priority Conceptual Issues: Towards an Arab Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Dates set aside for next phase of work of OWG
  • List of speakers - OWG6 Co-Chair's Meeting with Major Groups and other Stakeholders
  • Agenda on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Goals
  • Draft Programme of Work on Seventh Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Draft Programme of Work on Eighth Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Agenda of Informal meeting on measuring progress
  • Designing SDGs that Foster Human and Economic Development within Planetary Boundaries
  • Draft Programme of Work on Sixth Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Statistics and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda, UN System Task Team
  • Summary of Co-Chair’s meetings with the Major Groups and other Stakeholders during 4th session of the OWGs
  • Summary of Co-Chair’s meetings with the Major Groups and other Stakeholders during 3rd session of the OWGs
  • Co-Chair’s meetings with the representatives of Major Groups and other Stakeholders, OWG-3
  • Co-Chair’s summary on meetings with the Major Groups and other Stakeholders OWG-4
  • Summary Major Groups and other Stakeholders
  • GUIDING QUESTIONS - Fourth Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Concluding Remarks of Co-Chairs, OWG3
  • Inclusive Finance for Food Security and Rural Development: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Programme of Side Events - Third Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Summary of the second session of the OWG
  • Guidelines for Organizers of Side Events - Fourth Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Draft Programme of Work on Third Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Guidelines for Organizers of Side Events - Third Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Draft Programme of Work 2013-2014 for Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
  • Draft Programme of Work on Fourth Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Draft Programme of Work for May and June 2013
  • Concluding Remarks of the Co-Chairs of the second OWG
  • Panellists and Speakers Second Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Summary note on Post-2015 Consultations prepared by UNDP for the OWG
  • Draft Programme of Work on Second Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • South Center paper on HLPF
  • Summary of the Expert Group Meeting on Science and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Summary of the LDCs briefing on the SDGs process
  • Summary of Open Working Group on SDGs
  • DPI Press Release on Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Key Summary Points for EGM on Science
  • David Griggs 'Sustainable development goals for people and planet'
  • Press release on Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Panel speakers of Expert Group Meeting on SDGs
  • Methods of Work - Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
  • Bios of the panellists for the interactive debate on SDGs
  • A/AC.280/2013/1 - Provisional agenda - Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
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  • Options for including disaster resilience in post-2015 development goals
  • Disaster risk management in post-2015 policy frameworks: forging a more resilient future
  • Draft Programme of Work - First session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
  • Concept note for Expert Group Meeting on Science and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Draft agenda for Expert Group Meeting on Science and Sustainable Development Goals
  • UN-HABITAT - Sustainable cities in post-2015 UN development agenda
  • UN-HABITAT - Urban patterns for a green economy
  • UN-HABITAT - Urbanization, wetlands and ecosystem services – a nexus we ignore at our peril
  • UN-HABITAT - Urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry as a strategy for climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Press release for General Assembly creating Key Group on Rio+20 Follow-up
  • A/67/L.48/Rev.1 - Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals
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  • Questionnaire related to the development of Sustainable Development Goals (PDF)
  • Summary of the special event of the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly Conceptualizing a Set of Sustainable Development Goals
  • Questionnaire related to the development of Sustainable Development Goals
  • Note verbale to Permament Missions of the United Nations on Questionnaire on SDGs
Side events
  • Using Economic Evidence to Identify the Most Effective Sustainable Development Goals and Targets
  • Examining the Evidence Base for the 16 OWG Focus Areas
  • Summary of Side Event - UNWTO side event
  • Summary of Side Event - Land Tenure and Property Rights as Tools for Promoting Peacebuilding and Durable Peace
  • Summary of Side Event - Sustainability at the Intersection of Trade, Environment and Development
  • Summary of Side Event - Ensuring sustainable development: Targeting inequalities experienced by children in the post 2015 framework
  • Summary of Side Event - Mont-Blanc Meetings at the UNHQ, New York in the framework of the 8th session of the OWG on SDGs
  • Summary of Side Event - Mountains and forests make headlines at the United Nations
  • Summary of Side Event - The role of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in sustainable development
  • Summary of Side Event - A World without Violence against Children
  • Summary of Side Event - Enabling environment for rule-based business, investment and trade
  • Summary of Side Event - Towards a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Oceans and Seas: Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas—Prosperous and Resilient Peoples and Communities
  • Summary of Side Event - PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A TWO-WAY RELATIONSHIP
  • Flyer for side event - Towards a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Oceans and Seas: Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas— Prosperous and Resilient Peoples and Communities
  • Summary of Side Event - Citizen’s Voices: How Citizen Participation and Social Accountability Can Drive Development Effectiveness
  • Summary of Side Event - Local Economic Development for Sustainable Territorial Development
  • Programme for side events - Eighth Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Summary of Side Event - Achieving Sustainable Development through the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste
  • Chair’s Summary of Side Event - Sustainable Future Cities We Want
  • United Nations System Partnering with Civil Society on Resource Mobilization for Sustainable Development
  • A transformative post-2015 human rights vision requires innovative linkages with environmental issues
  • Preliminary Programme for side events - Seventh Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Preliminary Programme for side events - Sixth Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs
  • Nutrition in the Post-2015 Context
  • Key Messages: Nutrition in the Post-2015 Context, 23 May 2013
  • Sustainable Development Goals as a Driver for Trans-disciplinary Research and Education
  • The Health Nexus - Delivering Health through Sustainable Energy, Transport and Cities
Presentations
  • Briefing of the Co-Chairs - Fifth Session of the Opening Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Reflection from the diverse views of 9 Major Groups & other stakeholders
Additional Resources
  • Common Position on Means of Implementation of SDGs - Group of 77 and China
  • Statement by the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • Informations sur la 10e session du Groupe de Travail Ouvert sur les Objectifs de Développement Durable
  • Submission from UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women
  • UNDG People’s Voices Issue Brief to the SDG 8th Open Working Group
  • Revised Compilation for Sustainable Cities & Human Settlements in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • UNDG People’s Voices Issue Brief to the SDG 7th Open Working Group
  • E/2013/50/Rev. 1 - World Economic and Social Survey 2013: Sustainable Development Challenges
  • UNDG People’s Voices Issue Brief to the SDG 5th Open Working Group
  • An Overview of Urbanization, Internal Migration, Population Distribution and Development in the world
  • Why the World needs an Urban Sustainable Goal
  • The Urban Opportunity: Enabling Transformative and Sustainable Development
  • Safe Cities for Women and Girls
  • Resource Efficient Cities (UNEP)
  • MDG Gap Task Force: The Global Partnership for Development: The Challenge We Face
  • UN System Task Team: A renewed global partnership for development
  • DCF High-level Symposium on 'A renewed global partnership for development for a post-2015 era'
  • DCF High-level Symposium on 'A renewed global partnership for development for a post-2015 era'
  • DCF High-level Symposium on 'Development Cooperation in a Post-2015 Era: Sustainable Development for all'
  • Water and Sanitation for All: Securing our Future, Preserving our Planet
  • National Stakeholder Consultations on water in support of the post-2015 agenda
  • The Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation
  • Summary of Global Consultation on Food Security
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