Changing Course in Global Agriculture

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development. It was decided establish an "inclusive and transparent intergovernmental process open to all stakeholders, with a view to developing global sustainable development goals to be agreed by the General Assembly".

The main process is being led by an Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly in New York, which consists of about 70 member states from all the regions. This OWG is tasked with developing a proposal for Sustainable Development Goals by Autumn 2014. By 2015, the General Assembly will enter its final round of negotiations, which will lead up to a Summit meeting in September 2015 for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.
Biovision and the Millennium Institute consider the development of new overarching goals as an important step towards achieving sustainable development worldwide. It is for this reason that both organisations are actively involved in the process on defining global Sustainable Development Goals for the 15 years to come. We advocate for the uptake of a strong Sustainable Development Goal on Food and Nutrition Security through a Shift to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems.

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