The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to promote and develop constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society organizations.
UN-NGLS is pleased to launch the second issue of its Post-2015 Primer Series, focusing on the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Primer #2 provides in-depth information on OWG members, timeline, and opportunities for civil society and Major Group participation in the OWG process.
The Post-2015 Primer Series has been created with the intention to demystify the post-Rio+20 and post-2015 intergovernmental processes and to help strengthen coordination and coherency between them. UN-NGLS aims to help ensure entry points for civil society seeking to engage with these processes, which are explained through these primers in easy-to-understand terms. The primers will be published in English, French, and Spanish.
Primer #2 provides in-depth information on the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the intergovernmental process of the General Assembly to outline and identify potential objectives for the new sustainable development agenda. The primer also identifies the OWG members and timeline, explains the role of the UN Secretariat, and identifies opportunities for civil society and Major Group participation in the OWG process.
To download Primer #2: The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, please click here [pdf].
Primer #2 will be available in Spanish within the next few days. To access Primer #2 in French, click here.
To download an updated version of Primer #1, which provides a broad overview of the intergovernmental processes that will lead to the new development agenda – including the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing, and the General Assembly Special Event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Post-2015 Development Agenda, please click here [pdf].
Future primers will focus in-depth on the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing and the High Level Political Forum, and will include guides and instructions on participation.Archive of this section