Report of the Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals (A/68/970)

A/68/970
12/08/2014
Introduction
 
1. In its resolution 66/288, the General Assembly endorsed the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, entitled 
 
“The future we want”, annexed to the resolution. Paragraph 248 of the said outcome document read as follows: 
 
“248. We resolve to establish an inclusive and transparent intergovernmental process on sustainable development goals that is open to all stakeholders, with a view to developing global sustainable development goals to be agreed by the General Assembly. An open working group shall be constituted no later than at the opening of the sixty-seventh session of the Assembly and shall comprise 30 representatives, nominated by Member States from the five United Nations regional groups, with the aim of achieving fair, equitable and balanced geographical representation. At the outset, this open working group will decide on its methods of work, including developing modalities to ensure the full involvement of relevant stakeholders and expertise from civil society, the scientific community and the United Nations system in its work, in order to provide a diversity of perspectives and experience. It will submit a report, to the Assembly at its sixty-eighth session, containing a proposal for sustainable development goals for consideration and appropriate action.” 
 
2. In its resolution 67/203, the General Assembly recalled paragraphs 245 to 251 of the outcome document and reiterated that the Open Working Group would submit its report at the sixty-eighth session. 
 
3. In its decision 67/555, the General Assembly welcomed the membership of the Open Working Group as designated by the five United Nations regional groups and as listed in the annex to the decision.