Eighth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
3-7 February 2014, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
, one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 conference
, holds its eighth session on specific issue areas from 3-7 February 2014 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. On 3-4 February, the session covers oceans and seas, forests and biodiversity.
The session provides a very important opportunity to highlight that biodiversity is essential for achieving sustainable development, including such global priorities as poverty eradication.
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Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias addressed the session as a panelist. His remarks can be viewed via webcast.
The Biodiversity Issues Brief, prepared in collaboration with UNDP, UNEP, World Bank, FAO and others, is the official background document for this panel. It is available in the 6 UN languages: العربية - En - Es - Fr - Ру - 中文
The Secretariat is also participating in two side events:
- 3 February 2014, 1:15pm-2:30pm - Why biodiversity is essential for social and economic aspects of sustainable development: Perspectives and country experiences from developing and developed countries
The event is co-organized by the Government of the Republic of Korea, the Government of Japan and IUCN, in collaboration with UNDP, UNEP, World Bank, FAO, UNESCO and ICLEI. It will take place at UN Headquarters in New York, North Lawn Building, Conference Room 7. More details can be found here.
- 5 February 2014, 1:15pm-2:30pm - Sustainability at the intersection of trade, environment and development
The event is co-organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It will take place at UN Headquarters in New York, North Lawn Building, Room E.
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