Twelfth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals


16 – 20 June 2014


New York, United States

IFLA will be represented by Governing Board members Gerald Leitner and Loida Garcia-Febo


One of the main outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, was the agreement by Member States to launch a process to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Rio+20 did not elaborate specific goals but stated that the SDGs should be limited in number, aspirational and easy to communicate. The goals should address in a balanced way all three dimensions of sustainable development and be coherent with and integrated into the UN development agenda beyond 2015. A 30-member Open Working Group (OWG) of the General Assembly is tasked with preparing a proposal on the SDGs.

For more information, see the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals website.

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Last update: 18 July 2014