17-20 February negotiating session on the Declaration component of the post-2015 agenda
The second round of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations took place from 17-20 February at UN Headquarters. The full session was webcast and the archived videos can be found at the bottom of the page here. This session focused on the Declaration component of the agenda.
On 19 February, the co-facilitators of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations, Ambassador David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN, and Ambassador Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN, released a discussion document for the Declaration section of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This document contains 15 paragraphs that present ideas for Member States to consider including in the Declaration. UN DESA DSD and UN-NGLS invited non-governmental stakeholders to provide suggested text / language that is inspirational and aspirational for any of these paragraphs. Submissions received can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/P2015-declaration-paragraphs-submitted. A compilation document of all submissions was prepared by UN-NGLS and DESA-DSD with attributions, and reviewed by the United Nations as the first draft of the Declaration was crafted for consideration by UN Member States.