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Regional Consultation for East & North East India; Sustainable Development Goals – India Perspective

1st& 2nd April, 2015, Kolkata
 
Regional Consultation for North and East India was organized on Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with IPPF, FPA India, CINI, Landesa and TWN India. The consultation was attended by Government Authorities, Civil Society Organizations, Academic Institutions, Research Organizations and other stakeholders from eight Eastern and North-eastern States of India, viz. West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur.
 
The SDGs have been built on the MDGs to address inequalities and new challenges being faced by people and the planet. The Open Working Group (OWG), during their deliberations, came up with 17 SDGs with 169 targets. Though SDGs are much improved than MDGs, but it do not address the root causes of problems.
 
This two-day Consultation was held to enable the participants to actively engage in identifying, articulating and reaching a consensus on the region’s sustainable development priorities and goals, taking into account the ongoing India wide consultations on the post 2015 Development Agenda; to identify gaps and possible concerns; and to create joint civil society positions of Eastern and North-Eastern States to try to influence India’s stance in the forthcoming global negotiations on the SDGs.
 
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