Designing Sustainable Development Goals: A Brainstorming Session
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) organized a Brainstorming Session on 'Designing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)' in light of the relevant terms agreed within the Rio+20 Outcome document and the various thematic priorities that are emerging for these goals. The Session also brought to the table cross cutting issues of gender and technology innovation, governance and partnerships, and regional perspectives on these goals. The session had a multi stakeholder representation including regional and international organizations, academic and research institutes, development practitioners, and policy and opinion makers. The session focussed on the following broad topics: historical background to SDGs and the role of UN agencies; key interfaces between Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and SDGs; thematic priorities for SDGs; and cross cutting perspectives, governance and commitment for SDGs.