This timeline indicates potential points of engagement for UKCDS members and other stakeholders in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals consultation process.
It draws on the helpful timeline produced by Alex Evans at Global Dashboard and IISD’s Post-2015 Policy and Practice knowledge base to highlight high-level events of interest.
The timeline will be updated periodically to include relevant events.
5 -9 May
12 -16 May
Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (New York – 4th session).
14 – 15 May
Clean Energy Ministerial (Seoul – 5th session) on the theme of “Act Together, Think Creative”.
Delivering the Post 2015 applied science and skills agenda for Africa: the role of business (New York), organised by the Planet Earth Institute.
21 – 22 May
Contributions of South-South, Triangular Cooperation and ICT for Development to the the Post-2015 Development Agenda (New York, third in a series of three high-level events convened by the President of the UN General Assembly).
27 – 29 May
Release of the “zero draft” of goals and targets by the Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on the SDGs. An official companion document discusses the mainstreaming of issues such as gender, disability, climate, and disaster preparedness and resilience building across the 17 goals.
4 – 6 June
Sustainable Energy for All Forum (New York). The third day will consist of a high-level ministerial dialogue on energy in the post 2015 development agenda.
9 – 11 June
Co-chairs of the OWG will receive initial feedback from delegations on the “zero draft” of goals and targets in informal consultations.
16 – 20 June
12th session of the Open Working Group on the post-2015 sustainable development goals.
30 June – 9 July
Second meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, convened by ECOSOC, on the theme of “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the sustainable development goals”.
UN Development Cooperation Forum coordinated by ECOSOC.
14 – 18 July
13th and final session of the Open Working Group on the post-2015 sustainable development goals. An outcome document summing up the progress of the Open Working Group was produced following the session.
4 – 8 August
Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (New York – 5th session).
1 – 4 September
2014 Climate Summit (New York).
Hosted by UN Secretary-General, at head of government level. Aiming to galvanise political will before COP 21 in Paris in December 2015.
23 – 29 September
UN General Assembly General Debate (New York).
Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing and Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals report back to UN General Assembly.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Copenhagen).
Meeting to approve summary for policymakers of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.
4 – 8 November
10 – 12 November
OECD Development Assistance Committee High Level Meeting (Paris).
The DAC will put forward a new framework for reporting on external development finance, together with a new statistical measure of “total official support for development”.
COP 20 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Lima).
End of year
Proposed report of the UN Secretary-General.
Will outline the overall vision, principles, goals and targets of the SDGs, drawing on the Open Working Group (OWG) discussions and Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing.
World Economic Forum (Davos).
World Conference on Disaster Reduction 2015 (Sendai, Japan) to discuss a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
UN Forum on Forests (New York – 11th session).
G8 Leaders Summit 2015 (Germany).
Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa).
UN General Assembly General Debate (New York – 70th session). May include an extraordinary session of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at head of government level.
Key moment for approval of a single post-2015 agenda with sustainable development at its core.
2 – 13 December
COP 21 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Paris.