Fourth Intergovernmental Negotiation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (April 2015) : Means of Implementation and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
The fourth intergovernmental negotiation on the post-2015 development agenda took place from 21-24 April 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The April session was a joint session of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the preparatory process for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.
Relevant Document for the joint session of IGN & FfD:
Summary of Side Events
Third Intergovernmental Negotiation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (March 2015) : Sustainable Development Goals & Targets
The third intergovernmental negotiation on the post-2015 development agenda took place from 23-27 March 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. In the March session, the member states discussed the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets as well as indicators. The SLoCaT Report “Post-2015 SDG Goals and Targets Summary Report: UN Session on SDGS, Targets and Indicators holds Promise but Limited Clarity for Sustainable Transport” gives an overview of the session and its relevance for sustainable transport.
SLoCaT Partnership’s Outreach for the March Session
On March 25th, the SLoCaT Partnership together with Institute for Transport Development and Policy and other partners, will organize the side event Contribution of Sustainable Transport to Sustainable Development. In preparation of the March Session, the SLoCaT Partnership has sent a letter and information package to the Permanent Representatives of the members states to the United Nations. The information package included:
Second Intergovernmental Negotiation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (February 2015) : Declaration
The second intergovernmental negotiation on the post-2015 development agenda took place on 17-20 February 2015 at Trusteeship Council Chamber in the United Nations Headquarters in New York. In the February session, the member states discussed the Declaration component of the agenda.
In preparation for the session, the Co-Facilitators of the Intergovernmental Negotiations prepared an Elements Paper to stimulate discussion on the Declaration component of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Relevant documents for the February Negotiation Session:
First Intergovernmental Negotiation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (January 2015) : Stocktaking
The first intergovernmental negotiation on the post-2015 development agenda convened from 19-21 January 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York to conduct a “stocktaking” of the preparations for a new global sustainable development agenda, which will succeed the Millennium Development Goals. This was the first of eight scheduled sessions, co-facilitated by Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, and David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, to prepare the outcome that will be adopted at the UN Summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September 2015.
Speakers at the stocktaking session, from the opening statements by the UN Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), to government delegates and representatives of Major Groups and other stakeholders, addressed each of these four elements and recalled the commitments that had brought the intergovernmental decision-making process to this point. Delegates emphasized the opportunity that this process provides to establish a robust, effective development agenda based on global partnership and shared responsibility. The discussions revealed a great deal of support for the proposal of SDGs that the Open Working Group (OWG) developed in 2014, as well as anticipation for the Third Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3).
Relevant documents for the January Negotiation Session: