Reforming global sustainable development governance: A rights-based agenda

Achieving sustainable development entails a global transition—away from prevailing inequitable and ecologically destabilizing patterns of development, to modes of development based on shared prosperity and environmental protection. Global governance plays a crucial role in this shift.
This policy brief from IBON International argues that the general thrust of reforming sustainable development governance should be towards greater democratization and strengthening people’s rights.  A reformed institutional framework for sustainable development (IFSD) following a rights-based approach should help:
  1. Redefine the goal of governance
  2. Address power imbalances
  3. Address social and economic inequities
  4. Bridge implementation and accountability gaps
  5. Enhance policy integration and coherence
We hope that the analysis and recommendations presented in this brief helps enrich the discussions on the IFSD towards Rio+20.
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