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Launch of new sustainable development agenda to guide development actions for the next 15 years
30 Dec 2015 - Landmark decision by 193 countries
UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport Welcomes New Sustainable Development Agenda
25 Sep 2015 - Summit 2015
UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030
25 Sep 2015 -
New online platform encourages global engagement in support of global goals for sustainable development
9 Sep 2015 - Partnerships platform
Post-2015 Summit to chart a new era for sustainable development
25 Aug 2015 - Over 150 world leaders to attend the UN Summit
Secretary-General’s Remarks at Press Conference on Outcome Document of Post-2015 Development Agenda
3 Aug 2015 -
Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to Be Adopted by World Leaders in September
2 Aug 2015 -
Secretary-General Lauds Agreement on Transformative Post-2015 Agenda for Charting New Era of Sustainable Development
2 Aug 2015 -
The Road to the SDGs: A discussion with students
8 Jul 2015 - Video
At High-level Sustainable Development Forum, Speakers Suggest Fine-tuning Delivery Mechanisms for Post-2015 Goals, Urging ‘Mindset Change’ for Consumers, Producers
2 Jul 2015 - Press release
Zero draft: Outcome document to adopt Post-2015 Development Agenda
18 Jun 2015 - Zero draft
High-level Political Forum on sustainable development prepares for post-2015
5 Jun 2015 - Third Session from 26 June to 8 July 2015.
Comments sought on Technical Report on post-2015 indicators
17 Apr 2015 - At the beginning of the third session of the intergovernmental negotiations on a post-2015 development agenda, held from 23-27 March at UN Headquarters in New York, a technical report was presented by the Chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) on the process to develop indicators for the new agenda.
Interactive Stakeholder Dialogue at April joint FFD and post-2015 negotiation session
16 Apr 2015 - The upcoming joint session of the Financing for Development (FfD) process and the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, held from 21-24 April, will focus on means of implementation and a global partnership for sustainable development.
Public invited to review crowdsourced briefs for Global Sustainable Development Report
1 Mar 2015 - UN DESA invited scientists and researchers to submit science briefs.
Member States and Stakeholders discuss vision for post-2015
1 Mar 2015 - The post-2015 negotiating session (17-20 February 2015) held at UN Headquarters in New York focused on the Declaration of the new development agenda.
Capacity Development Workshop on Mainstreaming the SDG on Energy
1 Mar 2015 - DSD, UN Statistics Division, UN-Energy, Sustainable Energy for All, the World Bank and the IEA organized a workshop on capacity development.
Water Decade culminates in exhibit to highlight progress and key water areas of SDGs
1 Mar 2015 - ‘Decade for Action: Water for Life’ concludes at the end of 2015
February session of post-2015 negotiations focuses on the Declaration
1 Feb 2015 - The second session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda is taking place from 17-20 February.
General Assembly embarks on historic task of finalizing the post-2015 agenda
1 Feb 2015 - UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa opened the stocktaking session of the intergovernmental post-2015 development agenda negotiations.
Proposed Sustainable Development Goals
1 Jan 2015 - UN General Assembly decided that Report of the Open Working Group on SDGs would be main basis for integrating SDGs into the post-2015 agenda.
Post-2015 negotiations to start with stock-taking session
1 Jan 2015 - The first session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda will focus on stock-taking.
Stakeholder Preparatory Forum held on 16 January
1 Jan 2015 - The Major Groups Programme and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service are working to ensure participation of major groups in the negotiations.
Secretary-General’s Synthesis report available in all six official UN languages
1 Jan 2015 - Synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda can now be accessed in all six official UN languages.
Secretary-General presents Synthesis Report
4 Dec 2014 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented an advance unedited version of his synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda to the GA.
Draft modalities for negotiating the post-2015 development agenda published
1 Dec 2014 - Co-facilitators for the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda shared a revised draft on the modalities for these negotiations
SD2015 workshop reaches out to national and regional Civil Society platforms
1 Dec 2014 - DSD, CIVICUS and Stakeholder Forum organized workshop during the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
1 Dec 2014 - UN General Assembly decided that the Report of the Open Working Group on SDGs would be the main basis for post 2015 development agenda.
How much do you know about sustainable development?
1 Nov 2014 - Test your knowledge on sustainable development by taking our online quiz.
Call for inputs to Global Sustainable Development Report
1 Nov 2014 - Scientists, researchers and UN staff members have the opportunity to provide inputs for the 2015 edition of the Global Sustainable Development Report.
Compendium of Issues Briefs now available
1 Nov 2014 - A compendium of briefs of over 40 UN entities is now available online.
General Assembly aims to start negotiations on post 2015 development agenda in January
1 Nov 2014 - President of the GA Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa addressing the General Assembly’s Economic and Financial Committee, its Second Committee.
Proposed SDG #1: “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”
1 Nov 2014 - UN GA decided that the Report of the Open Working Group on SDGs would be main basis for integrating the SDGs into the development agenda.
General Assembly adopts resolution on SDG report
10 Sep 2014 -
UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group proposes sustainable development goals
1 Aug 2014 - 17 goals with 169 targets
Focus area on ‘promoting equality’ to be added to OWG’s working document
1 Jun 2014 - Eleventh session
The outlines of SDGs are forming, say Open Working Group co-chairs
1 May 2014 - 11th Session of the OWG
Open Working Group publishes updated focus area document
1 Apr 2014 -
Theme of the High-level Political Forum’s second meeting is set
1 Apr 2014 - Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, incl. SDGs
Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals publishes Progress Report
1 Mar 2014 - Progress report summarizes the eight sessions of stocktaking phase
Social inclusion is integral to sustainable urbanization, says Open Working Group
1 Feb 2014 - Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate change and disaster risk reduction
Open Working Group on SDGs to hold final stocktaking session
1 Feb 2014 - Eighth and final session from 3 to 7 February 2014
Open Working Group met again early in 2014
1 Jan 2014 - Seventh session from 6 to 10 January 2014
Means of implementation for future SDGs discussed by Open Working Group
1 Jan 2014 - Sixth session of the Open Working Group (OWG)
Fifth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
1 Dec 2013 - From 25 to 27 November 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York
Weaving a single thread for people and planet
1 Nov 2013 - Fifth session from 25 to 27 November in New York
Dynamic dialogue between Stakeholders and Open Working Group
1 Nov 2013 - Intersessional meeting on 22 November 2013
Third session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
1 Jun 2013 - Food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, desertification, land degradation, drought and water and sanitation
Join the Rio+20 Anniversary Google+ Hangout
1 Jun 2013 - 13 June from 11am - 12pm EDT
The Open Working Group on sustainable development goals holds second session
1 May 2013 - 22-24 May 2013
Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals holds first session
1 Apr 2013 - On 14-15 March 2013
Major Groups workspaces for Rio+20 - Now available
1 Mar 2013 -
Co-facilitators for Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals appointed
1 Mar 2013 -
General Assembly creates Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
1 Feb 2013 - 22 January 2013