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Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: A transformational agenda for an insecure world by Felix Dodds, Ambassador David Donoghue & Jimena Leiva Roesch

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September 2014

So at least the home of United Nations Lobbying is back in action. The Vienna Cafe is famous for those side conversations that often break deadlocks or interest governments in a position. The United nations has been refurbished over 4-5 years and this was one of the last parts to be finished. It sits in the UN between the largest conference room 4 and the other three conference rooms. In negotiations after the initial plenary they tend to have two working groups one in room 4 and one in 1,2 or 3. To get from 4 to 1,2,3 you have to walk past the Vienna Cafe s it is ideal for catching government officials. Here you see Tomas Gonzalez with me on the first day it  opened.