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1 Fifth Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda (Preceded by the International Research Forum 7 th Retreat) Held at UN Headquarters, New York 17-22 May 2015

2 Outline Report on 7 th IRF Retreat held in Columbia University on 17 th May Report on the 5 th IGN on the Post-2015 Agenda An Introduction to the SDGs LDC Graduation Way Forward

3 IRF 2015 a collaboration of 11 leading research institutes 7 th IRF - Accountability for Results: Building an Integrated Monitoring and Review Framework for the Post-2015 An informal platform for frank and substantive exchange of views on issues critical to framing the global debate 60 member state representatives participated

4 IRF 2015 Key Outcomes Coord., impl., M&E frameworks to be strengthened at all levels SDGs cut across mandates of all donor agencies, & require efforts from national, LGs, citizens & business houses Accountability: – responsibility (actors with clearly defined duties, objectives & performance standards); – answerability (inform and justify decisions and actions to those affected; & – enforceability (capacity to reward or reprimand performances).

5 IRF 2015 Key Outcomes Building Blocks: – Review of MDGs, a set of criteria for a follow up and review – Strengthen the High Level Political Forum (HLPF); – Initiate regular state-led reviews – Promote global engagement; & – Enable ownership and partnership of major groups An optimum institutional framework suited for all countries, organizations and stakeholders 3 failures MDG review were: – weak review institutions; – Inadequate flexibility to respond to new and emerging issues & – inadequate review of progress (MoI – such as finance, technology and capacity building.

6 5th IGN on the Post-2015 Agenda Focused on follow-up & review of the post-2015 development agenda General principles: – Anchored in strong national ownership – Reflect universality while considering levels of development, capacities, national priorities & policies – SDGs (ensure follow up) & ensure MoI commitments – Inclusive, transparent & participation of a range of stakeholders + accountability between state & citizens – Informed by data & evidence (reliable, timely & disaggregated so no one is left behind)

7 5th IGN on the Post-2015 Agenda Principles contd: – Sharing of experiences and best practices – Keep reporting burden to a minimum (build on existing mechanisms) – Comparability through standardized processes & criteria – Follow up on progress made by state and non-state actors – Take action on issues, gaps and challenges

8 Follow up & Review Framework Strong & appropriate processes National Progress Report National Annual meetings of RCs Synthesis of national reports by RCs Regional HLPF take central role Meetings & Expert bodies/UN to engage effectively Global Thematic Reviews SDG reviews, individually or clusters (home for orphan goals) Coordinate thematic reviews Report

9 Way Forward from the IGN on the Post-2015 Agenda - Undertake a mapping exercise to get a sense of Bhutan’s situation on the SDGs - identify our needs and gaps and accordingly work out strategies to achieve the SDGs. - Outline vision and strategy at national level to successfully implement and realize the SDGs. - Preparations for 12th FYP and mid-term review of the 11th FYP scheduled to start at the end of year provides a good opportunity to undertake the above initiatives.

10 References on the SDGs Zero draft of outcome document at: /documents/7261Post-2015%20Summit%20- %202%20June%202015.pdf /documents/7261Post-2015%20Summit%20- %202%20June%202015.pdf

11 SDGs Rio+20 in 2012 – negotiate a new set of global Sustainable Development Goals post-2015 Goals: action-oriented, concise & easy to communicate, limited in no., aspirational, global & universally applicable Not only focus on developing country issues but also includes challenges of the developed 17 Goals and 169 targets (indicators being worked out) expected to be adopted in September 2015 (IG process, OWG)

12 SDGs Goal Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3. Ensure Healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all

13 SDGs Goal Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive & sustainable economic growth, full & productive employment and decent work for all Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

14 SDGs Goal Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

15 SDGs SDG Targets

16 The 2015 triennial review of the list of LDCs Source: Committee for Development Policy Secretariat, UNDESA

17 Identifying LDCs The CDP recommends to ECOSOC countries to include and to graduate from LDC category (since 1991, based on triennial reviews) ECOSOC endorses and GA confirms the recommendations The triennial review is based on specific criteria and application procedures endorsed by ECOSOC & GA














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