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 delivering a series of policy briefs to the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG on SDGs) presenting civil society recommendations on the subjects including Macroeconomic Issues, Energy, Means of Implementation, Global Governance and Human Rights.
The fifth session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held from 25-27 November at UNHQ. This article presents key points from the interactive exchange of views on 26 November; a summary of the morning hearing with civil society on 27 November; the UN-NGLS Policy Brief on Energy Issues; and background information on the OWG.
During the fifth meeting of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, UN-NGLS presented its report Advancing Regional Recommendations on the Post-2015 Agenda, along with policy briefs drawn from its regional teleconferences and online consultations on the post-2015 agenda.
UN-NGLS is pleased to launch the third issue of its Post-2015 Primer Series, focusing on the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF). Primer #3 explains the composition, timeline, secretariat, and thematic areas of focus of the ICESDF, and provides detailed information on options for civil society and other stakeholders to engage with the Committee and the formation of its Non-State Steering Committee to interface with civil society and other stakeholders.
On 29 November, UNCTAD organized the "First Geneva Dialogue on Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda" that brought together Member States and representatives from the UN, civil society and private sector to consider the role of international trade and interrelated issues in the area of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development in the post-2015 development agenda.