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

A big Agenda in the Big Apple: the Global Goals at the UN High Level Political Forum

By Jayde Bradley When policy makers gathered recently at the UN in New York, WaterAid was there to highlight the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in achieving Agenda 2030. Advocacy Coordinator Jayde Bradley reflects on what was learned. Nearly 300 days after UN member states adopted Agenda 2030, I visited New York for… Continue reading A big Agenda in the Big Apple: the Global Goals at the UN High Level Political Forum

The Human Rights Guide to the SDGs: An Invaluable Tool for Civil Society

by Amanda Franklin-Ryan, Intern, Sustainable Development Programme at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, @HumanRightsDK With the next High Level Political Forum (HLPF) just two months away, leaders from across the globe are focusing on their commitment to ensure that “no one is left behind”. But in a world of 7 billion people and counting, just how is… Continue reading The Human Rights Guide to the SDGs: An Invaluable Tool for Civil Society

Strengthening Civil Society to Influence the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

  by: Ivonne Lobos Alva, and Jes Weigelt, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany Updated from post originally posted at IISD Sustainable Development Policy and Practice   The shrinking space for civil society to act is jeopardizing the key role of these actors to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We cannot overlook… Continue reading Strengthening Civil Society to Influence the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Will Ghana and Africa Implement the SDGs Framework? A civic Alert!

By Samuel Zan Akologo – Executive Secretary, Caritas Ghana Introduction Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Agenda 2030 in September, 2015, I reflected on the subject as ‘Giant Steps to Achieving A World Without Poverty; Civil Society can Make it Realizable’. This was followed in December, 2015 during the climax of the… Continue reading Will Ghana and Africa Implement the SDGs Framework? A civic Alert!

L’Examens nationaux de l’Agenda 2030 et l’Engagement de la Société Civile et des Parties PRENANTES : Sommes-nous déjà été de Côté?

  Pour Ensemble 2030 Rapport de l’Enquête des Perceptions d’Ensemble est maintenant disponible! En 2016, le premier groupe des pays volontaires présenteront leurs examens nationaux sur la mise en œuvre de l’Agenda 2030 lors du Forum Politique de Haut Niveau (HLPF) en Juillet, à New York. Ensemble 2030 a entrepris une « enquête sur les perceptions »… Continue reading L’Examens nationaux de l’Agenda 2030 et l’Engagement de la Société Civile et des Parties PRENANTES : Sommes-nous déjà été de Côté?