Informal comments to Members of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals on the Zero Draft for its 12th Session
This document offers informal comments from Saferworld on the Zero Draft circulated by the co-Chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in advance of its 12th session. Looking at each draft target under proposed goal 16, it offers a number of suggestions for refining and consolidating the content proposed, drawing on the available evidence as to what will most effectively promote the peace necessary for sustainable development.
Date: June 2014
The OWG should be congratulated for its continued pursuit of consensus on inclusion of commitments related to peace and governance. However, more work is necessary to ensure that targets are articulated as specific outcomes that matter to people and that will motivate and guide action.