UNITAR Launches Post-2015 Briefing Series

Unitar20 February 2014: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has launched a series of briefings for UN General Assembly (UNGA) delegates on the intergovernmental process around the post-2015 development agenda. The first briefing took place on 20 February 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, and introduced over 120 delegates to the recent history of the post-2015 consultations, reports, mandates, negotiations and opportunities.

The series aims to foster an "enhanced knowledge and information base for intergovernmental decision-making that will shape the post-2015 agenda," according to UNITAR. Through presentations by expert panelists and face-to-face learning sessions, UNITAR hopes to offer delegates updated information on the post-2015 process and provide a space for in-depth discussion on the issues.

The 20 February briefing on 'The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Process and State of the Debate' hosted speakers from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UNGA's Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Amina Mohammed, the Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, detailed the outputs of extensive UN consultations with civil society and other stakeholders.

Two future briefings will discuss the key conceptual issues and the results framework of the post-2015 agenda, taking place on 5 and 6 March, respectively. Registration is open to all UN delegates via the UNITAR website. [UNITAR Press Release] [Upcoming UNITAR Post-2015 Briefings]