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Sustainable management of the planet’s oceans, forests, mountains, and biodiversity is “vital to enable future food security, surmount rural poverty, and ensure much-needed environmental services”, remarked FAO Assistant Director-General Eduardo Rojas-Briales at the UN Open Working Group (OWG) consultations on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York on 4...
A trio of initiatives over the coming months look set to give greater shape to the post-2015 development agenda, the process to design a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. Following the conclusion of their “stocktaking” sessions (see: Co-chairs report) on 7 February, the United Nations Open Working Group on...
FAO and the Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Forum have launched an online discussion on the theme of gender equality and women’s empowerment that recently featured at the eighth session of the United Nations Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (3-7 February). The subject, which provoked vibrant discussion in New...
Oceans and seas, forests and mountains, and biodiversity took centre stage at the eighth and final session of the Intergovernmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York between 3 and 7 February 2014. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)...
The Intergovernmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to recommence on 25 November after a five-month break, with four more New York sessions scheduled before March when the Group will begin crafting a set of SDGs to propose to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in...

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