Sustainability

Governments met in the FAO Headquarters in Rome from 10-12 October to finalize the Rome Political Declaration and the Framework for Action for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). After 22 years, civil society organizations (CSOs) were expecting significant progress to address...
During the two day meeting, public interest civil society organizations urged Member States to take a strong leadership role in finding a way forward to tackle the root causes of the multiple burden of malnutrition, namely the tragedy of over 800 million people estimated to be chronically...
This document has been prepared as a joint effort by the public interest civil society organizations that are actively engaging the ICN2 preparatory process. While the group is diverse and positions might differ on specific issues, this statement expresses the elements of common concern among this...
IN TIMES OF EXTREME HUMAN RIGHTS NEGLECT AND OF EXTREME ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLUNDER, EXTREME MEASURES ARE NEEDEDA specter is haunting (not only) Europe: The specter of human rights.  Even The Economist recognized that the MDGs are actually ends without means. In many countries, the...
As global leaders examine progress in reducing poverty, the time is right to explore if and how livelihoods have improved. What factors determine livelihoods? Which issues will most affect them by 2030? And how can global living standards be sustained?
Public interest Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), social movements and Indigenous Peoples repeated their demands and concerns related to the ICN 2 process in a new statement to the Informal Meeting on ICN 2 with Non-State Actors, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 11, 2014...
A new global vision for sustainable development by John McArthur | When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were first established nearly 15 years ago, the half-joke reminder among global health experts was that they needed to replace the 'M' with a 'B' when talking about financing – meaning...
Honourable Governor, Ewald Nowotny, of the Austrian National Bank, Honourable President, Thomas Nowotny, of Vienna Chapter, Society for International Development, Honourable Secretary General, Michael Pfeifer, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
Introduction by Molly Elgin-Cossart. The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the post- 2015 Development Agenda (HLP) – a group of 27 eminent world leaders including a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Yemeni journalist, a Nigerian Minister of Finance, a Brazilian Minister of...