Post-2015 sustainable development goals taking shape 7 August 2014

On 19 July in New York, the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals adopted the “Introduction to the Proposal of the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals”, containing 17 proposed goals that will help shape sustainable development beyond 2015. The process will now move to its next stage with the consideration of the proposal document at a high-level stocktaking event in September 2014.

FAO and UNFF actively partnered with member countries and other members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests to ensure that the roles of forests and mountains are adequately represented in the final SDG text. The result is a major achievement to increase the visibility of forests and to gain greater recognition of their contribution to sustainable development. Read the proposal outcome document, including the 17 goals and specifically SDG 15, where forests and mountains are included, and SDG 6, with its reference to forests and water.


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4th Meeting of the Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife (CPW) Republic of Korea, 12 October 2014 - 13 October 2014
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