The summit will include sessions, aiming to facilitate an in-depth discussion of the specific practices and methods employed by NGOs and experts of diverse backgrounds, sharing experiences and challenges. In the sessions, which will be organized around three dimensions of the Agenda (Environmental, Economic and Social), there will be a chance for NGOs to deliver short oral statements. NGOs will be eligible to make statements after registering on the Summit’s website

There will also be 8 working groups on the proposed SDGs, which have been debated at various UN platforms and meetings.

A special session of women parliamentarians from around the world in a roundtable format will be held, where the MDGs’ progress and Post 2015 Development Agenda commitments to achieve the SDGs of respective countries will be discussed. The forum will issue a final declaration, reflecting the major features of women’s perspectives bearing on the pursuit of SDGs. A report on the conference will be submitted to the UN’s relevant agencies and other stakeholders.

Observers, although welcome, are required to register for the summit too.


May 30, 2014 – Friday

Time Session
20:00 - 22:00 Istanbul Summit Reception and Award Ceremony for Peace Projects Grantees


May 31, 2014 – Saturday

Time Session
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:40 Opening Ceremony
09:40 - 11:00 Civil Society and Development Goals
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 13:00 Environmental Dimension
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:45 Social Dimension
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00 Economic Dimension

June 1, 2014 – Sunday

Time Session
10:00 - 12:00

Working Groups on:

  • Eradication of  Poverty
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Health
  • Education
  • Food Security, Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Environment, Climate Change and Energy
  • Sustainable Economic Development
  • Peace and Good Governance (Human Rights Framework and Accountability Mechanisms)
Parliamentarian Roundtable

12:00 - 12:15 Coffee Break
12:15 - 14:00 Making The New Sustainable Development Agenda Work
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:15 - 16:00 Announcement of Final Declaration & Closing Ceremony
17:30 - 20:00 Bosphorus Cruise

Summit 2014

Summit 2014 Photos

summit photosThe colorful Family Photo of the Summit reflects the energy and dynamism of the program. Please visit below link for all the photos from Summit.

Photo Album

video messageNavi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, commended JWF for organizing the Istanbul Summit, an event that features women's perspectives on the UN's post-2015 development agenda.

Video Message