Four Lessons from the Forum: What we Learned at the 2017 HLPF

The content of this blog was originally published on July 20, 2017 in Sigthsavers’ Blog, as “Four lessons from the Forum: what we learned at this week’s HLPF”. Find the original blog here Author: Andrew Griffiths (Head of Advocacy, Sightsavers – @griffithsar)   During the  UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York, held from… Continue reading Four Lessons from the Forum: What we Learned at the 2017 HLPF

Keeping the Promise: Implementing an Agenda of the People, by the People, and for the People.

Authors: Naiara Costa (International Secretariat, Together 2030 – @naiaracc) and Graham Long (Newcastle University – @GrahamLong9) When governments adopted the 2030 Agenda, they emphasized the vital contribution of a robust, voluntary, effective, participatory, transparent and integrated follow-up and review framework. Member States also determined that the lynchpin of follow up and review in implementing the SDG… Continue reading Keeping the Promise: Implementing an Agenda of the People, by the People, and for the People.

Don’t Miss My Disability

Author: Mahmuda Alim (Programme Manager, Sightsavers Bangladesh) It is a well-established fact that disability and poverty go hand-in-hand. Persons with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty than persons without and even then, the level of severity of the disability in question is a factor to be considered. In Bangladesh, the percentage of people in 2010… Continue reading Don’t Miss My Disability

Trabajo en Red: una Propuesta Feminista para Alcanzar los ODS

Autor: Patricia Viviana Ponce (Directora – Coordinadora Programas Género, Haurralde Fundazioa – @huarralde) En el informe Oxfam 2016, “Una economía para el 99%” confirma que la concentración de la riqueza en pocas manos, eleva la desigualdad y los focos de pobreza en el mundo. El 1% más rico de la población mundial, posee más riqueza que… Continue reading Trabajo en Red: una Propuesta Feminista para Alcanzar los ODS

Maternal Health Among Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Communities: a Crucial Challenge for the Commitment to ‘leave no one behind’

Author: Sean Roberts (Policy and Campaigns Officer, Health Poverty Action) The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ is fundamental to global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  This commitment is especially relevant to Health Poverty Action, because the indigenous and ethnic minority communities that we work with in the Global South are among the most… Continue reading Maternal Health Among Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Communities: a Crucial Challenge for the Commitment to ‘leave no one behind’

Disabled People’s Organizations and SDGs in India: Our Experience

Author: Ketan Kothari  (Manager, Advocacy, Sightsavers India – @muktaketan  @sightsaversIN) The process of drafting and negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals was markedly more consultative than that which led to their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals; and within the spirit of “leave no one behind”, one of the most active groups of stakeholders was that of people… Continue reading Disabled People’s Organizations and SDGs in India: Our Experience

Without the Organized Civil Society, Achieving the SDGs will be an Unsustainable Goal in Brazil

Author: SDG Strategy (@Estrategia_ODS) The country whose performance is considered an international benchmark in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is at great risk of taking a very different route in regards to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Brazil is among the countries that will present the Voluntary National Reviews on the 2030 Agenda… Continue reading Without the Organized Civil Society, Achieving the SDGs will be an Unsustainable Goal in Brazil