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

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.

Can the High-Level Political Forum Agenda 2030 Reviews Genuinely Reflect Needs and Priorities of the Poorest and most Marginalized?  

Authors: Jo Howard and Erika Lopez Franco (Institute of Development Studies, Researchers)  As we approach the High-Level Political Forum, which this year is focusing on “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”, 44 governments will be preparing to report against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and indicators. But will the priorities reflected in… Continue reading Can the High-Level Political Forum Agenda 2030 Reviews Genuinely Reflect Needs and Priorities of the Poorest and most Marginalized?  

Recommendations for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  by Alix Charles, Berkeley, CA Worldwide, CSR funding is a multi-billion-dollar pool of potential support for community-based organizations around the world who play a critical role in the implementation of the SDGs. Corporate social responsibility goes beyond the responsible management of corporate activities, and seeks to positively impact society at large, or the communities… Continue reading Recommendations for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Tyranny of Poverty

by Cristina Diez. Twitter: @ALifeInDignity The second session of the high-level political forum (HLPF) to take place after the adoption of Agenda 2030 will be hosted in New York in July 2017 and will focus on the issues: “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. The first two words of this theme are especially… Continue reading The Tyranny of Poverty

SDG Implementation likely to have challenges, contrary to what is said in Forums

By Luke Kapchanga, Director, Emonyo Yefwe International, @mobile3xx2 After becoming a member of the Together 2030, I thought it a beneficial space in terms of understanding the advocacy work at the global level. Towards that goal, I joined the Global Advocacy Working Group, which enabled me to participate in and contribute to the deliverables of the… Continue reading SDG Implementation likely to have challenges, contrary to what is said in Forums