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SDG Focus Areas & Indicators | Provide Feedback to the OWG

Following the completion of eight 'information sessions' on a variety of themes over the course of nearly one year, the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals has published a list of 19 “Focus Areas”, while another group commissioned by Ban Ki-moon has put out a list of possible SDG Indicators.

The OWG co-chairs (from Hungary and Kenya) write that the focus areas do not constitute a 'zero-draft' of the OWG's upcoming report, but that UN member states should use this document as a basis to identify SDGs and accompanying targets.

From now through 14 March, you can provide input on the overall document or specific focus areas on the WorldWeWant2015 portal. We're told that these submissions will be shared with the members of the Open Working Group.

Here's a complete list of the 19 Focus Areas:

Rio 1992 Connected the Environment and Development, Rio+20 Looks Like Splitting Them Up

Rio De Janeiro - 18 June 2012 - The Rio+20 Summit will fail if it agrees to current proposals, which risk worsening the divide between environment and development efforts, warned anti-poverty and environmental campaigners today.

Why Rio+ 20 Matters

From 20 – 22 June, presidents and prime ministers from 112 countries will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development . This is not just another conference, writes Loy Rego. Taking place just two days after the G20 Summit in Mexico, Rio+20 will shape the content and direction of the development agenda for years to come.

Round Table Discussion on Links Between Rio and Post-2015 Process to be Held in New York This Week

The United Nations Millennium Campaign and Beyond 2015 invite you to a rountable event on the links between Rio+20 and the post-2015 development process this Thursday in New York City.

The event will be held at the United Nations Church Center on the 11th Floor from 10am to 12 noon.

Post-MDG Intel and Updates From CAFOD

This is a blog post from Serpents and Doves, the CAFOD Policy team blog providing some great succinct insigh
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