The first stocktaking session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda is taking place in New-York this week.
Check the key message delivered on 21st, by the UCLG Secretariat on behalf of the Local Authorities Major Group and the Global Taskforce, as part of the interactive dialogue with Major Groups and other stakeholders organised by Co-Facilitators of the post-2015 process, H.E. Ambassador Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and H.E. Ambassador David Donoghue (Ireland). Read full statement here.
The Local and Regional governments' delegation attending the meetings emphasizes the positive feedback from Member States on maintaining the 17 goals proposed by the Open Working Group, including the goal for sustainable cities.
Addressing urban sustainability a side-event was organised on 20 January by ICLEI in partnership with the Global Taskforce (See flyer here).
Prior to this session, a "Stakeholders' Forum" was organized on Friday 16, convening Major Groups, other Stakeholders, Member States and UN representatives for exchanges on the process. (report available here).