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Contents with tag: Paul Quintos

21 Dec 2015
WTO Nairobi Declaration: Death Certificate for the Doha Development Mandate

After extending for a final non-stop 24-hour negotiation between the major trading powers, the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded with a Ministerial Declaration that marks a turning point for the multilateral trade body according to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.

18 Dec 2015
A Burial Ground for the Doha Development Round

Attempts to kill the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) exposes the WTO’s pretentious claims that it seeks to support development in the Global South.

7 Oct 2015
The (UN)Sustainable Development Goals: Now Open for Business

More than 150 world leaders, hundreds of representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and corporate executives attended the UN Summit on Sustainable Development from September 25-27 at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York to formally adopt a new sustainable development agenda.Titled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the agreement contains a set of 17 goals and 169 targets that would come into effect on 1 January 2016, replacing the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000.

5 Aug 2015
The 2030 Agenda: Leaving behind the promise of sustainable development

On August 2, 2015, Ambassador Macharia Kamau of Kenya declared that delegates from 193 countries of the United Nations had finally arrived at a consensus behind a new development agenda for the next 15 years. After almost three years of consultations among various stakeholders and deliberations among Member States on a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that expire this year, a post-2015 development agenda was finally agreed after feverish negotiations that extended two days beyond the target date of completion

30 Apr 2015
Post-2015 negotiations: Are governments passing the buck to businesses?

The emerging consensus on financing the post-2015 development agenda not only holds up the private sector as the engine of growth and innovation, but also promotes private finance as the fuel of development.

29 Apr 2015
Civil society groups warn against ‘outsourcing’ of government responsibilities for sustainable development

A joint meeting of the intergovernmental negotiations on the preparatory processes of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) and the post-2015 Development Agenda was held recently at the UN headquarters in New York. The discussions that took place from April 21 to 24 centered on the substance as well as the relationship between the FFD agenda and the intergovernmental negotiations on the Means of Implementation (MOI) for the post-2015 development agenda.

17 Apr 2014
CSOs warn vs development ‘exclusively for global elites’

As over 1,500 development leaders gathered in Mexico City for the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), a global civil society platform warned that development must not “remain exclusive for the global elites while ordinary people are denied a life of dignity and justice.” The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), the open platform that participates in the GPEDC process, noted that principles for forging and pursuing a common development agenda had been arrived at in past summits, but implementation has been hampered by “lack of political will.”

26 Mar 2014
On Sustainable Development Finance

The 2nd Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Finance was held in New York City last March 3, 2014. In its session, IBON International's representative Paul Quintos delivered his remarks during the event.

7 Mar 2014
'Women, youth and children demand development justice, end to plutocracy' - CPG

Paul Quintos of IBON International, who also represents the Campaign for People's Goals for Sutainable Development (CPG), delivered the opening remarks on Thursday, 6 March 2014, at a United Nations High Level Event organized by the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA) in New York City. This OPGA-HLE, the first in six, is on “Contributions of women, the young and civil society to the post-2015 development agenda.”

11 Feb 2014
Promoting Equality for Sustainable Development

The Eighth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG8), an ongoing United Nations process for defining Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), convened from February 3 to 7, 2014 in New York. The OWG, established by the UN General Assembly in January last year to prepare a proposal on SDGs that may be adopted after 2015, discussed the following concerns: (1) Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity; (2) Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment; and (3) Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance.

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