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Contents with tag: SDGs

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.

11 Oct 2013
Addressing structural issues behind poverty, hunger malnutrition remain absent

Four years after the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) reform process started in 2008, it remains to be seen whether it has learned its lessons well. At the annual CFS 40th session being held this week, discussions on responsible agricultural investments, biofuels, and the post-2015 development agenda are among the key issues taking center stage.

9 Oct 2013
An end to poverty? WB’s new strategy unveiling at 2013 Fall Meetings

The goal to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030 is now part of the World Bank Group’s (WB) new vision, adopted at its 2013 Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. in April. The WB also adds the promotion of “shared prosperity” as another goal. The Bank’s strategy based on this vision is set to be unveiled in the 2013 Annual Meetings on 11-13 October.

17 Jun 2013
High-level panel report falls short of CSO expectations—CPG

The Campaign for People’s Goals (CPG) recently posted on its website (www.peoplesgoals.org) a detailed point-by-point response to the Official Report of the High Level Panel (HLP) on Post-2015. Key points of the CPG critique are summarized here.

29 May 2013
People's goals campaign receives positive reception at Commemoration Event for the Vienna Declaration

GENEVA, Switzerland--On the twentieth anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, IBON International joined activists, academics, legal practitioners and UN representatives to consider progress in promoting and protecting economic and social rights.

21 May 2013
People's Goals Campaign: New global goals must uphold farmers' rights, food sovereignty

As the intergovernmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meets this week in New York to discuss food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, desertification and land degradation, the Campaign on People’s Goals for Sustainable Development calls the OWG's attention to the alarming impacts of neoliberal policies on agriculture and on peoples’ food sovereignty.

19 Mar 2013
Campaign for People’s Goals toolkit now available

This toolkit is a contribution by the Campaign for People’s Goals to organizations seeking to participate and build campaigns around the process to define post-2015 global development goals. It is a resource designed for organizations working closely with poor and marginalized communities for real, substantive and sustainable solutions.

11 Feb 2013
SDGs: Can they promote sustainable development?

IBON Policy Brief on Sustainable Development Goals
One of the expected key outcomes of the Rio+20 summit will be the definition and agreement towards sustainable development goals (SDGs), similar to and supportive of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indeed, SDGs are already being considered by some as a possible successor framework to the MDGs. Such an approach, say proponents, could allow the MDGs' focus on poverty reduction to be matched by complementary targets on the environment.

31 Oct 2012
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development

We are grassroots organizations, labour unions, social movements, non-governmental organizations and other institutions committed to forging new pathways to the future we want – a future where the common good of all takes precedence over the interests of a tiny elite; where the needs and rights of all people are realized; where the environment is not sacrificed to benefit only the few.

19 Jun 2012
From MDGs to SDGs: learning the right lessons for a transformative development agenda

The temptation to adopt the MDG-approach to the challenge of sustainable development is easy to appreciate. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have proven useful in sparking public awareness on poverty and other key development concerns, and generating consensus around the goal of addressing them. Against the plethora of social, economic and environmental problems confronting the world’s peoples, it is but rational to identify priorities and focus efforts accordingly.

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