On March 3, 2014, Beyond 2015 released its reaction to the Open Working Group (OWG) Focus Areas Document, and issued a media release on the subject, emphasising that 'the OWG negotiations must lead to a strong set of truly transformative Sustainable Development Goals, which reflect the voices of those most affected by poverty and injustice. Anything less is simply unacceptable. The opportunity to rethink and redefine our global development pathway comes once in a generation. This is our opportunity and we must seize it.'
On March 4, 2014, Beyond 2015 shared its reaction with a dozen Member States in a breakfast meeting in New York. The meeting was hosted by the government of Sweden and moderated by World Vision, with Hanna Hansson (Concord Sweden) and Willice Onyango (International Youth Council Kenya) as main speakers.