Statement on Behalf of UNEP’s Major Group Facilitating Committee and Regional Representatives to the OECPR regarding Post 2015 Development Framework including the Sustainable Development Goals

Major Groups Facilitating Committee (2014-03)

The following Major Groups have endorsed this statement during the OECPR: Children and Youth, Farmers, Indigenous Peoples, Local Authorities, NGOs, Science and Technology, Women. We echo UNEP in its statement (Note #1) that the post 2015 development framework including the SDGs represents a ‘historical opportunity to shift from development siloes to a more integrated approach’. We believe that a human rights-based approach to environmental protection and economic development is indispensable to achieving a set of sustainable development goals that are balanced, coherent and comprehensive