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The Second meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDGs) took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 26-28th October 2015. Statistics experts from 28 national governments convened with the objective of coming to an agreement on the list of indicators to measure progress for each of the 17 SDGs ratified last September during the United Nations General Assembly.
The Bonn climate change negotiations commenced last October 23, 2015 with a still contentious 33-page draft negotiating text.
A few days ago, the United States, Japan and 10 other countries from the Pacific region arrived at a final agreement to approve what has been cited as the largest regional trade accord in history, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The trade deal focuses on lowering trade barriers to goods and services, tightens intellectual property (IP) laws and establishes an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.
Amidst the celebrity hype over the announcement of the United Nations’ Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Pope Francis’ address of the UN member states, not all who travelled to New York City for the UN Development Summit were buying it.
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.
Negotiators have yet again wrapped up another set of climate talks without producing a draft text that will be the basis of a new global climate agreement to be adopted in December by the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
A World Social Forum 2018 workshop on the current state of the WTO, trade agreements, and what do they imply for people's social and economic rights.
Working women and other toiling peoples were greeted by an affront to their rights with the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile.
The WTO and the Argentine government cannot keep the people out of MC11, where people’s lives, livelihoods, resources and rights are being negotiated to benefit big business.
As the curtains go down on COP 23, the world sees more of the same, with governments locked in negotiations, cooking up ‘solutions’ that prop up the dominant systems of economy and politics that has brought the world to its current state of multiple crises.