What is the future of international development in a context where globalization seems irreversible and yet is, at the same time, the target of attacks from emergent political agendas from the Right and the Left? What roles will and should governments play in advancing progress towards the SDGs in an era increasingly defined by nationalist and populist rhetoric? How can development actors reinvent globalization so that it responds more effectively to the needs of those feeling left out or marginalized in the Global North and in the Global South?
Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018
Exploring new policy pathways
How to overcome obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
Report of the Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
HLPF 2018 Side Event – Wednesday, July 11, 2018 H 18:30-20:00 – UNHQ Conference Room 4
Exploring new policy pathways: How to overcome obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
Conversation with authors of the Civil Society Report: Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018
12 July 2018, H 6:15 PM, Church Center, 10th Floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York
The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development. Fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs. In particular, there is a need for more coherent fiscal and regulatory policies and a whole-of-government approach towards sustainability.