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Informal comments to Members of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals on the revised Zero Draft for its 13th Session

Summary

This document offers informal comments from Saferworld on the revised zero draft circulated by the co-Chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in advance of its 13th session. The OWG should again be congratulated for its continued pursuit of consensus on inclusion of commitments related to peace and governance. This document offers a number of suggestions for refining the content proposed, drawing on the available evidence as to what will most effectively promote the peace necessary for sustainable development.

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Date: July 2014
Publisher: Saferworld
Language: English
Region: All
Country: UN

While there has been some improvement on the last zero draft, targets under goal 16 still need to be reformulated to focus more on outcomes for people, rather than capacities or processes.