The Road to Participation: Stakeholder engagement at the High-level Political Forum

By Vladimir Cuk and Rodrigo Messias Vladimir Cuk is the Executive Director of the International Disability Alliance (IDA), a network of 15 global and regional organisations of persons with disabilities and their families – bringing together over 1000 organizations. Vladimir is responsible for coordinating the IDA Secretariat and IDA advocacy towards the UN System, in… Continue reading The Road to Participation: Stakeholder engagement at the High-level Political Forum

The First Year of the rest of our lives

By Rochelle R. Dean Founder of Candid Concepts Development and an active member of the TAP Network. She has been co-chairperson of the Indicators Task Force of the Beyond 2015 campaign and also a part of the Together 2030 Initiative. She is a scholar and was recently recognized by the Borgen Project for her articles… Continue reading The First Year of the rest of our lives

Do rich countries care about the SDGs?

by Leo Williams – @lafwilliams, @TransformTgther The world has changed. We no longer live in a world where all countries aspire to ‘develop’ on a linear path, longing to reach the standards of the likes of Canada or Norway. All countries, in all regions of the world, have progress to make – be it in eradicating… Continue reading Do rich countries care about the SDGs?

‘What we live with everyday is not right’

Reflections from a creative story-based method to include citizens in implementing and monitoring the SDGs By Nava Derakhshani and and Joanna Wheeler The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF) has been facilitating an action-learning pilot in a Cape Town township, Delft, for the past year. They have been working alongside a group who has named itself the Delft Safety… Continue reading ‘What we live with everyday is not right’

What we learned from our post-2015 advocacy

Blog post initially published at: http://www.wateraid.org/news/blogs/2016/october/what-we-learned-from-our-post-2015-advocacy  By Jayde Bradley, Advocacy coordinator (Sustainable Development Goals), WaterAid – Twitter: @jayde_bradley Agenda 2030 outlines a diverse, universal and incredibly ambitious programme. But how effective was the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in ensuring these issues gained the profile they deserved as part of our post-2015 advocacy? Photo: Armand celebrates Goal 6 in Ambohitrinilahy… Continue reading What we learned from our post-2015 advocacy

UN HLPF 2016: How Prepared are we to Leave NO ONE behind?

Dr. Alok Rath, Country Director – Uganda & South Sudan, VSO International -Twitter:  @alokrath This year’s (HLPF) meeting at the UN in New York, which took place from 11th to 20th July, was historic. It was the first opportunity to ‘follow-up, review, and learn’ how Agenda 2030 for Sustainable development (Commonly known as the Sustainable Development Goals… Continue reading UN HLPF 2016: How Prepared are we to Leave NO ONE behind?

Crowding out accountability: The follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda

  By Anna Möller-Loswick from Saferworld I’ve just spent a week in hot and humid New York, where the first High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) took place at the United Nations Headquarters. The 2030 Agenda – which consists of a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – has two main accountability pillars. The first is… Continue reading Crowding out accountability: The follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda