PEI experiences featured at UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals side-event

The fifth session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals took place from 25-27 November 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting brought together OWG members and other Member States, observers, and representatives from UN agencies and Major Groups to address the thematic issues of: (a) sustained and inclusive economic grow th, macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international financial system and external debt sustainability), infrastructure development and industrialization, and (b) energy. PEI country experiences on addressing poverty-environment issues were showcased through a video that w as broadcast during a side-event held at the margins of the OWG meetings, titled “Breaking Down the Silos: Integrated Approaches to Environmental Sustainability, Inclusive Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction.” The event, organized by the Governments of France and Costa Rica, and UNDP and UN Environment, featured a high-level panel of experts from government, civil society and UN agencies who discussed experiences from the ground on how to achieve transformational change through integrated development solutions to help drive sustainable economic grow th and poverty eradication.

Event Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2013 to Wednesday, November 27, 2013
City/Location: 
New York, U.S.A.