Sustainable Futures Built on non-animal Technology

Author: Kerry Postlewhite (Director of Public Affairs, Cruelty Free International – @CrueltyFreeIntl) Where are the animals in the SDGs? There’s a big, animal-shaped hole in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Yes, animals feature as food and are mentioned in some of the work that needs to be done to secure bio-diversity, but they are sadly missing elsewhere.… Continue reading Sustainable Futures Built on non-animal Technology

Why Civil Society Should Engage in the Reform of the UN Development System

Author: Naiara Costa (International Secretariat, Together 2030 – @naiaracc) “People around the world are looking to us. I count on your support as we move forward. Together we can deliver a strengthened United Nations Development System that supports countries to achieve concrete results for the people and the planet” (UN SG report, p. 123). At… Continue reading Why Civil Society Should Engage in the Reform of the UN Development System

Building on the Energy: Reflections on the UN High-Level Political Forum 2017

The content of this blog was originally published on August 10, 2017 in Felix Dodds’ Blog, as “Guest Blog: Building on the energy: reflections on the UN High-Level Political Forum 2017”.  Find the original blog here Author: Naiara Costa (International Secretariat, Together 2030 – @naiaracc) Now that the hectic days of July have passed, August is… Continue reading Building on the Energy: Reflections on the UN High-Level Political Forum 2017

Education and SDG Implementation: Where we Stand, and Challenges Ahead

Author: Camilla Croso (President, Global Campaign for Education – @CamillaCroso) Education is the most sustainable, long-term driver to promote equality, end poverty and multiple forms of discrimination, as well as to promote strengthened democracies, active citizenship, and sustained peace. The implementation of the entire SDG Agenda is decisively advanced through quality, equitable, inclusive education and lifelong… Continue reading Education and SDG Implementation: Where we Stand, and Challenges Ahead

Low-level performance at High-Level Political Forum: Reflections on the 2017 HLPF

The content of this blog was originally published on the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) blog. Find the original blog here Author: Kate Donald (Director of Human Rights in Development, CESR – @mskaydee) and Matthew Annunziato (CESR)   The 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was alternately inspiring and profoundly discouraging. Inspiring, because of the commitment, momentum… Continue reading Low-level performance at High-Level Political Forum: Reflections on the 2017 HLPF

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.