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Comment on the first draft of the Sustainable Development Goals outcomes document

Future Earth • Jun 4th, 2015
Comment on the first draft of the Sustainable Development Goals outcomes document

Future Earth seeks input from the scientific community and other stakeholders on the zero-draft outcome document for the UN Summit in September 2015. Comments are due by 12 June.

On 2 June the United Nations released the Zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit in September 2015. The Summit will adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The centrepiece of the agenda is the set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read the zero draft here (pdf). 

The zero draft will facilitate preparations for the next intergovernmental negotiations taking place in a few weeks time (22-25 June) in New York. Future Earth would like to invite comments from the research community and other stakeholders on the draft document with relation to:

1. The role of science in the supporting the Post 2015 Development Agenda. 

2. The scientific grounding of the text. 

Science and technology have a significant role in the means and implementation of the goals, including in the development of indicators (to be agreed in March 2016). This role can be articulated more clearly. Please also note that the discussion on the number of goals and targets, and on the description of targets, has concluded and it is unlikely this discussion will re-open. 

Submit feedback in this Google Doc or by email 

to owen.gaffney@futureearth.org.

Tags: Future Earth,Post-2015 intergovernmental process,Science and the SDGs,United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)