International Assistance

Department for International Development written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Graeme Morrice Graeme Morrice Labour, Livingston

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent progress has been made on negotiations to agree the Sustainable Development Goals.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

The first session of intergovernmental negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals has concluded. The Open Working Group proposal includes 17 goals and 169 targets. The UK supports the breadth and balance of the proposal but will be arguing for a more concise and workable agenda as negotiations progress.

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