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Sustainable Development is complicated – Are there really too many SDGs?

Written by Dominic White Head of International Development at WWF- UK and Bernadette Fischler, International Development Policy Adviser at WWF-UK. Nobody would deny that it was a Herculean effort that brought us the outcome document of the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs. But demi-gods don’t tend to rest, at least not when the plans to deliver … Continue reading

Governance and accountability post-2015

Written by Anthony Davis, Children’s Rights Policy Advisor for Plan International. An important and timely event was held last Monday, in the midst of continued mutterings and musings on the content and scope of post-2015 framework at the UN General Assembly. The event aimed to spark a discussion on the role of young people in strengthening … Continue reading

Closing the Gap for Post-2015: New Ambition for Acute Malnutrition

Written by Sabrina de Souza, UK Advocacy Manager at Action Against Hunger UK on the Huffington Post blog “Nutrition is both a maker and marker of development. Yet, undernutrition continues to hamper the ability of children to live happy, healthy lives and reach their full potential. Millions of children – 52 million to be exact … Continue reading

Sustainable Development Goals risk being unworkable

Written by Andrew Norton, Director of Research at ODI on ODI’s expert comment page. “At this week’s UN General Assembly, states will debate the proposed goals and targets for the post-2015 development agenda. The main text they will draw on is the goal and target set proposed by the Open Working Group (OWG) on the SDGs. … Continue reading

UNGA69: Human Rights And Financing For Development In The Post-2015 Agenda

Written by Susan Tolmay, AWID Women’s Rights Information Manager and Nerea Craviotto, AWID Advocacy Coordinator on Association for Women’s Rights in Development “The outcome document of the 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the MDGs requested the Secretary-General to initiate thinking on a post-2015 development agenda and include recommendations in his annual report … Continue reading

The Sustainable Development Goals and Chronic Poverty – a commentary on the Open Working Group’s report

Written by Andrew Shepherd, Director of Chronic Poverty Advisory Network at ODI. If the SDGs are to pave the way for eradicating extreme poverty they need to facilitate: tackling chronic poverty, preventing impoverishment and sustain escapes from poverty, as argued in this year’s Chronic Poverty Report. The latest recommendations of the Secretary-General’s Open Working Group are a … Continue reading

Climate Finance for Small Island Developing States

Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), an energy and environmental policy consultant and fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies.  He can be contacted at aleong@law.pace.edu. The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, 1-4 September 2014 (the SIDS Conference) was an ambitious undertaking with substantive dialogues on the … Continue reading

The Summer of the Summit – Now What for Child, Early and Forced Marriage?

Written by Lena Minchew (IWHC), Lyric Thompson (ICRW) and Erin Kennedy (CARE USA), co-chairs of Girls Not Brides USA, the US partnership to end child marriage on Girls Not Brides blog “2014 may just prove to be the year that changed the course for child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). So far this year we’ve seen significant statements, … Continue reading

The Dakar process: Substance over politics

Written by Abhimanyu Singh, Director of UNESCO, Beijing on Education for All Global Monitoring Report’s World Education Blog.  “As we gathered in Dakar in late April of 2000, there were high expectations coupled with a general sense of disappointment about the slow progress towards the EFA goals adopted at Jomtien in 1990. The Dakar Framework for … Continue reading

The Pursuit of Universality

Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), an energy and environmental policy consultant and fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies.  He can be contacted at aleong@law.pace.edu. The intergovernmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently issued their outcome document containing proposals for 17 goals.[1]  Pursuant to paragraph 18 of the … Continue reading


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