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A Post-2015 World Fit for Children: A review of the Open Working Group Report on Sustainable Development Goals from a Child Rights Perspective
As the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) comes to an end in 2015, a new framework for global development will be put in place. The ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda’ will culminate in the formulation of a new set of goals and targets – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that will build on the progress of the MDGs and also address the shortcomings. The Open Work Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), consisting of 70 Member States sharing 30 seats, worked for 18 months to develop a set of SDGs for consideration by the UN General Assembly. On the 19th of July 2014, the OWG finalized their report. This review looks at the proposals of the OWG from a child rights perspective. This review examines the critical goals and targets for children proposed by the OWG that must be maintained in the final SDGs and highlights areas that could be further reinforced.