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Proposed themes for the UN General Assembly Session on the Post 2015 Development Goals

The co-chairs have released a revised version of what should be the six themes for the the post-2015 Summit interactive dialogue in the UN GA September 25-27th.  

As per Decision 69/555 on the modalities for the process of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, the overarching theme for the dialogues will be "Transforming the world: realizing the post-2015 development  agenda".

It is envisaged that each interactive dialogue would address the three dimensions of sustainable development. There will also be scope to address in each dialogue issues such as gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and prioritising the needs of all vulnerable groups.

Proposed themes for the interactive dialogues:
  • Ending poverty and hunger, and addressing humanitarian emergencies

Tackling poverty in all its dimensions; addressing malnutrition and achieving food security; completing the unfinished business of the M DGs; addressing humanitarian emergencies  and  their root causes.
  • Tackling inequalities and leaving no one behind

Tackling inequalities within and between countries and supporting countries in special situations; supporting vulnerable groups; achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; ensuring access for all to education, water and sanitation,  health care, and social protection.
  • Fostering economic transformation and sustainable consumption and production

Building resilient and dynamic economies; investing in sustainable agriculture, energy and infrastructure; supporting  youth  employment  and decent work for  all.
  • Protecting our planet and tackling climate change

Promoting resilience and disaster preparedness; protecting oceans, seas, biodiversity and  ecosystems; addressing  land  degradation  and desertification.
  • Strengthening governance for sustainable development

Supporting strong and accountable institutions at all levels; promoting peaceful and inclusive societies; securing access to justice for all; and respecting all human rights, including  the right  to development.
  • Delivering on a revitalised Global Partnership

Meeting commitments on the means of implementation; engaging people worldwide, especially children and young people, in the realisation of the SDGs; shaping  effective  multi-stakeholder partnerships.


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