North-South debate in the UN within context of Sustainable Development Goals By Bhumika Muchhala (14 March 2014)
– Developing countries voice various concerns and priorities on differentiation, means of implementation, global partnership and a narrative in the 9th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals –
The first of five intergovernmental consultation sessions in the second phase of the United Nations Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place on 3-5 March in New York. The eight OWG sessions thus far constituted the “input” phase. They took place over the course of one year, from March 2013 to February 2014.
The OWG is a key process for the follow-up of the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20). The Co-chairs of the OWG are Ambassadors Macharia Kamau of Kenya and Csaba Korosi of Hungary.
On 21st February, the