SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2013

Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Description: 

After the UN Member States’ adoption of ‘The Future We Want’ outcome document from the June 2012 Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, 2013 saw further steps being taken to advance the development agenda.  Through global consultations and other events, the following reports were presented to the UN Secretary-General and Member States:

Highlight: 

On May 20, 2013, the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda submitted its report to the Secretary General, "A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development." The report sets out 12 goals and 52 targets aimed at eliminating poverty and promoting human rights. 

The Post-2015 Women's Coalition issued a response critically analyzing the 2013 High-Level Panel report. The Coalition highlighted the report's  lack of a human rights approach, among other concerns. Read the report of the Post-2015 Women's Coalition here>>

Analysis: 

On 25 September 2013 the Secretary-General presented his report “A Life of Dignity for All” to Member States at the Special Event towards achieving the MDGs, which was hosted by President of the UN General Assembly. In the outcome document adopted by Member States, Member States renewed their commitment to meet the MDG targets and agreed to hold a Special Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2015 to adopt a new set of goals for the post-2015 development agenda.

Find more information on events, initiatives, and resources on Women, Peace and Security and sustainable development here>>