Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2016. Civil society joint report

Independent monitoring and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its structural obstacles and challenges are key factors for the success of the SDGs. It is for this reason, a global alliance of civil society organizations and networks has agreed to produce an annual Spotlight Report assessing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the structural obstacles in its realization. The report puts a spotlight on the fulfillment of the 17 goals, with a particular focus on inequalities, responsibility of the rich and powerful, means of implementation and systemic issues.

What are currently the main obstacles to achieving the SDGs? Are there transnational spill over effects that influence or even undermine the implementation of the goals? Are the current policy approaches, as they are reflected, inter alia, in the 2030 Agenda, an adequate response to the challenges and obstacles (or are they part of the problem)? What has to be done? Which specific policy changes (at international level) are necessary?

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Authors: Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), Social Watch, Third World Network, Global Policy Forum, with support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Contributing partners of the report: ATD Fourth World, ITUC, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, PSI, Global Alliance for Tax Justice, ICAE, ETC Group, Mining Working Group at the UN, What Next ? Forum, The Council of Canadians, Society for International Development, Global Action to Prevent War

The report was launched on July 11th, 2016, during a side event at the High Level Political Forum in New York.

Speakers: Barbara Adams/Jens Martens (Global Policy Forum), Roberto Bissio (Social Watch), Ziad Abdel Samad (Arab NGO Network), Chee Yoke Ling (Third World Network), and others.

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