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

Sem Sociedade Civil, Atingir os ODS é Objetivo Insustentável no Brasil

Autor: Estratégia ODS (@Estrategia_ODS) O país cujo desempenho é considerado referência internacional no cumprimento dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio (ODM) corre o enorme risco de trilhar uma rota bastante distinta em relação aos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS). O Brasil está entre os países que apresentarão o relatório voluntário de monitoramento da Agenda 2030 no… Continue reading Sem Sociedade Civil, Atingir os ODS é Objetivo Insustentável no Brasil

Voluntary National Reviews 2017: Limited Attention to Actions on Sustainable Transport

Author: Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT – @slocatcornie) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set a path for the transport sector to become more sustainable by establishing goals and targets to minimize road injuries and fatalities, provide sustainable infrastructure for urban, rural, passenger and freight transport, increase access to public transport and… Continue reading Voluntary National Reviews 2017: Limited Attention to Actions on Sustainable Transport

Los Informes Nacionales Voluntarios de América Latina y el Caribe: ¿realismo mágico latinoamericano?

Autor: Javier Surasky ( Coordinador del Area de Investigación, Cepei – @infoCEPEI) En el realismo mágico latinoamericano “lo irreal ocurre como parte de la realidad. Una vez que el lector acepta el hecho consumado, el resto sigue con precisión lógica”. Escritores como Borges o García Márquez daban a sus textos un giro hacia lo mágico… Continue reading Los Informes Nacionales Voluntarios de América Latina y el Caribe: ¿realismo mágico latinoamericano?

The 2030 Agenda follow-up : Dilemmas for Civil Society

Author: Outi Hakkarainen (Policy Advisor, Kepa – @OutiHakkarainen) Finland has a reputation of being one of the leading countries in sustainable development. It demonstrated its comprehensive commitment to the 2030 Agenda by locating the coordination of the national implementation under the Prime Minister’s Office. The national secretariat works together with the Coordination Network, comprising all government ministries.… Continue reading The 2030 Agenda follow-up : Dilemmas for Civil Society