Input SDGs 2015

Overview of contributions 2015

The list below provides quick overview of diverse documents the Task Team drafted in 2015. For more information about the various initiatives, please scroll down to the Summaries.

  • Input to the Open Consultation of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) on grey indicators (December 2015)
  • Discussion paperAssessing CSO Engagement: The Global Partnership and the Sustainable Development Goals Monitoring Frameworks (September 2015)
  • Suggested revisions to the Revised Draft of the Addis Ababa Accord of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (May 2015)
  • Contribution to the ECOSOC e-discussion on Managing the Transition from the Millennium Development  Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals: What it Takes (March 2015)
  • Feedback on the draft elements paper, for the second intergovernmental negotiations on the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda (February 2015)
  • Input for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) global consultation on its report Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for Sustainable Development Goals: Launching a Data Revolution for the SDGs (January 2015)

Summaries

Input to the Open Consultation of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) on grey indicators

From 9-15 December 2015, the IAEG-SDGs ran an open consultation on the grey indicators for the SDG global monitoring framework. The Task Team submitted input in relation to indicators for SDG 16 target 10 on peaceful and inclusive societies, SDG 17 targets 16 and 17 on multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Assessing CSO engagement: The Global Partnership and the Sustainable Development Goals Monitoring Frameworks – A Task Team Discussion Paper

The Task Team produced a discussion paper Assessing CSO engagement: The Global Partnership and the Sustainable Development Goals Monitoring Frameworks. The discussion paper illustrates the relevance of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation’s (GPEDC) Monitoring Framework – and Indicator Two on the enabling environment for civil society specifically – to the SDG Monitoring Framework and explores how Indicator Two could be used to inform SDG monitoring. The paper offers the following recommendations:

  1. Use of Indicator Two as a multi-purpose indicator in the SDG Global Monitoring Framework
  2. Use of Indicator Two as a source for CSO enabling environment thematic assessment
  3. Use of Indicator Two as a national indicator within the framework of ongoing GPEDC monitoring
  4. GPEDC engagement in the IAEG-SDGs’ construction of the SDG Monitoring Framework

The discussion paper is offered to the GPEDC as it continues to work with its Monitoring Advisory Group (MAG) on developing a GPEDC position in relation to the SDG agenda.

Suggested revisions to the Revised Draft  (6 May) Addis Ababa Accord of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

The Task Team produced a document with suggested revisions to the Revised Draft of the Addis Ababa Accord of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development during the additional consultations (26-29 May 2015) and ahead of the third drafting session (15-19 June 2015).

Contribution to the ECOSOC e-discussion on “Managing the Transition from the Millennium Development  Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals: What it Takes”

The ECOSOC e-discussion contained four thematic windows. The Task Team contributed to two of the thematic windows on respectively “Partnerships for the implementation of the SDGs and the post-2015 agenda” and “Monitoring and Review”. In its contribution on partnerships the Task Team expressed the importance of sustained inclusive dialogue and an appropriate legal and regulatory framework (enabling environment) to facilitate multi-stakeholder participation and partnerships in implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In its contribution on monitoring and review the input highlighted that an enabling environment for civil society is an important precondition for multi-stakeholder participation in monitoring and reviewing the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Additionally the contribution refers to the GPEDC as a source of ideas and experience in relation to monitoring and reporting on progress.

Click here to go to the ECOSOC e-discussion.

Feedback on the draft elements paper for the second intergovernmental negotiations on the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Task Team provided feedback on the draft elements paper, which is intended to stimulate discussion on the declaration component of the Post-2015 Development Agenda during the second session of intergovernmental negotiations.

Task Team input for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) global consultation on its report “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for Sustainable Development Goals: Launching a Data Revolution for the SDGs”

The Task Team has drawn up a Full Response for SDSN’s global consultation. In its response, the Task Team urges the inclusion of an indicator on protecting fundamental freedoms in accordance with national legislation and international agreements as well as the inclusion of an indicator on civil society participation in implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A Summary was offered via the online platform.

Task Team input for the High Level Debate on the Means of Implementation for a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda

The High Level Debate, which is convened by the President of the General Assembly, will take place on 9-10 February 2015. Stakeholders were invited to provide brief input ahead of the thematic debate. Input was developed on behalf of the Task Team and a summary was offered via the online platform.