“One of the Rio Summit’s all-to-few accomplishments was language in the outcome declaration about an intergovernmental process to develop Sustainable Development Goals. An “open working group” of 30 nations nominated by the five regional UN groups will come up with a list by September 2013. We’ve now got the SDG open working group and the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel operating on a similar timeframe to produce a list of global goals. And given the all-encompassing nature of sustainable development outlined in the Rio document, there’s nothing that might be excluded from ‘sustainable development’ goals that would likely be included in a second round of MDGs.”
New blog by Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development: ‘Two for One Deal on Development Goals’.