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5 Jul 2019 - UNGA President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces said she looks forward to its adoption "by consensus" during the opening session of the Summit, on 24 September.

  • UN Member States have reached agreement on the outcome document of the SDG Summit.
  • The final text includes "discharge of plastic litter into the oceans" among the issues on which progress is slow, and which could bring disastrous consequences for humanity.

UN Member States have reached agreement on the outcome document of the SDG Summit. The final text includes a reference to marine plastic litter that had not appeared in the previous versions.

The SDG Summit is the meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to be convened under the auspices of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) at the level of Heads of State and Government, from 24-25 September 2019. The UNGA is expected to adopt the political declaration during the opening session of the Summit.

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Publication date: 
05/07/2019
Publication Author: 
Faye Leone
Thematic Area: 
Marine pollution
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