WFDYS AT UN OPEN WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The WFDYS attended the fifth session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held 25-27 November at UNHQ. The first day and a half was devoted to the themes of sustained and inclusive economic growth, macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international financial system and external debt sustainability), infrastructure development and industrialization, while the second half of the event focused on energy.

Jenny Nilsson of World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section and the Major Group for Children and Youth pointed out several shortcomings in the framing of goals by the High-Level Panel on Post-2015, calling for inclusive targets, a focus on universal primary education, the eradication of child labour, and the strengthening of productive capacity through universal access to financial services and technology.