SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets

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SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets


In order to inform the deliberations of the tenth session of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on sustainable development goals (SDGs), 31 March – 4 April 2014, stakeholder forum has compiled a number of goals and corresponding targets from stakeholder proposals housed within the SDGs e-Inventoryunder each of the 19 focus areas recently identified by the OWG Co-Chairs.

The report is accessible through the icons below. Each icon will direct you to a summary of the targets and indicators related to the respective focus area:

1. Poverty Eradication

11. Employment and decent work for all

2. Sustainable agriculture , food security and nutrition

12. Promote equality

3. Health and population dynamics

13. Sustainable cities and human settlements

4. Education

14. Promote sustainable consumption and production

5. Gender equality and women’s empowerment

15. Climate

6. Water and sanitation

16. Conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, oceans and seas

7. Energy

17. Ecosystems and biodiversity

8. Economic growth

18. Means of implementation/Global partnership for sustainable development

9. Industrialisation

19. Peaceful and non-violent societies, rule of law and capable institutions

10. Infrastructure

It is hoped that this synthesis will be a useful resource for OWG members and other stakeholders involved in the process of designing goals and targets for the Post-2015 development agenda.

With support from partners in all global regions, the SDGs e-Inventory provides all stakeholders with a platform to outline what they think future universal goals for sustainable development should look like.

The online tool is available in three languages (English, Spanish and French), and also provides a searchable database to help stakeholders – including governments and intergovernmental organisations – keep track of the wide range of recommendations being developed on SDGs, and other global goals being proposed as part of the Post-2015 development agenda.

Whether you are working on a particular theme, or looking at a range of issues which span the Post-2015 Development Agenda, we want to know your vision for the new global goals framework.



The SDGs e-Inventory is administered by: