One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided to establish an “inclusive and transparent intergovernmental process open to all stakeholders, with a view to developing global sustainable development goals to be agreed by the General Assembly“.
Read: Outcome Document – Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
See IRDR’s work on SDGs: http://www.irdrinternational.org/projects/sdgs/
Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development