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Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 907438, tabled on 29 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent progress has been made on negotiations to agree the Sustainable Development Goals.

Answered on

4 February 2015

The first session of intergovernmental negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals has concluded. The Open Working Group proposal includes 17 goals and 169 targets. The UK supports the breadth and balance of the proposal but will be arguing for a more concise and workable agenda as negotiations progress.

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