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Numerous NGOs and civil-society groups have published reports to serve as inputs to the inter-governmental discussions on the post-2015 development agenda, and the Eighth Session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The publications include goal proposals, emphasis on specific issues, and ideas for the design of the agenda.

owgFebruary 2014: Numerous NGOs and civil-society groups have published reports to serve as inputs to the inter-governmental discussions on the post-2015 development agenda, and the eighth session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The publications include goal proposals, emphasis on specific issues, and ideas for the design of the agenda.

Stakeholder Forum released an analysis of goal proposals related to the themes being discussed at OWG 8. The report is meant to allow policy-makers to keep track of the various proposals being made by stakeholders. Initiative for Equality, a grassroots network, proposed a stand-alone goal on equality, to: “minimize social, economic and political inequalities within and between societies.” They also include several possible targets.

United Nations Volunteers in Bangladesh held three consultations with Bangladeshi youth on the post-2015 development agenda, and released a report detailing their findings. The key youth priorities include: equality; poverty eradication; access to employment and education; and human rights.

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) published ten ways to include targets for sustainable fisheries into the post-2015 development agenda. These include: restoring depleted fish stocks; creating safe havens for threatened species; eliminating harmful subsidies; and tackling illegal fishing.

The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Poverty and Sustainable Development is drafting a report outlining recommendations for the financing of the post-2015 development agenda. The draft is open for comments, and currently recommends transparency, accountability, adequate Official Development Financing (ODA), and enhanced private finance instruments. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) released an initial assessment of governance targets and indicators for post-2015.

Finally, over 50 different civil society organizations signed on to a proposal for including governance into the post-2015 development agenda, including through a stand-alone goal with five suggested targets. [Publication: Stakeholder Forum: Analysis of proposals] [Publication: Initiative for Equality: Proposal for a Stand-Alone Goal and Supporting Targets on Equality] [Publication: United Nations Volunteers Bangladesh: The World We Want] [Publication: IIED: Fisheries and the post-2015 development agenda] [Publication: World Economic Forum Council: Paying for Zero (Draft)] [Publication: ODI: Governance targets and indicators for post 2015][Publication: Civil Society Proposal]


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