Partnerships and means to implement a sustainable future

Partnerships and means to implement sustainable development (Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID)The sixth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals will take place on 9-13 December at UN Headquarters in New York.

The first two days will be dedicated to discussing means of implementation (science and technology, knowledge-sharing and capacity building) and global partnership for achieving sustainable development. Days three and four will be devoted to deliberating the needs of countries in special situations, African countries, Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States, as well as specific challenges facing the middle-income countries. The final day will focus on human rights, the right to development, and global governance.

The issues will be explored through an interactive dialogue which will include keynote speeches and panel discussions. Issues briefs produced by the UN System Technical Support team, as well as the draft programme and further information, can be found on the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform (SDKP) (see link below).

Involvement of Major Groups and other Stakeholders in the Open Working Group process has been central from the beginning, and there are a number of ways for them to engage. Representatives from the Major Groups will attend the session as official observers, and the Co-chairs will meet with Major Groups and other Stakeholders from 9 am to 10am each of the five mornings of the session. Input can also be provided via the Thematic Clusters on the SDKP.

For more information:

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform (SDKP)