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Amid Scepticism, UN Trumpets Successes in Cutting Poverty (IPS)
by Thalif Deen | “Global poverty has been halved five years ahead of the 2015 time frame,” says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the latest status report released Monday. "...
SDGs: Means of implementation in latest ‘zero draft’ fall well below expectations
Means of Implementation (MOI), currently under Goal 17, has witnessed a heated battle between the developed and developing countries through the entire course of the twelve OWG...
Environmental sustainability and agriculture: Italian contribution to the post 2015 discourse
On June 19th 2014, the seminar 'Environmental Sustainability and Agriculture: considerations on the global agenda post 2015' has been held in the Italian Ministry of Agricultural...
Kampala civil society position statement on Post 2015
We recognize that the Common African Position (CAP) has strong commitments to ensure that "No person - regardless of ethnicity, gender, geography, disability, race or other status...
SDGs: The disappearing act of the 'Inequality' goal
Member States in the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that met at its 12th session on 16-20 June in New York are negotiating a set of goals and...
Sustainable Development Goals: A few steps forward, a few steps backwards
by Bhumika Muchhala | The 11th session of the OWG took place on 5-9 May at the UN headquarters in New York. The Co-Chairs are Ambassadors Macharia Kamau of Kenya and Csaba Korosi...
Shifting focus in the discourse on international cooperation
Juma Mwapachu | 20 Years after the genocide in Rwanda which the world joined Rwanda in commemoration three days ago, the world is still haunted by the spectre of a human tragedy...
Paying for Zero: Global Development Finance and the Post-2015 Agenda
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...
IFAD: Achieving a sustainable future for all - Rural transformation and the post-2015 agenda
IFAD’s experience shows that investing in rural people and in agriculture can ensure a real return on investment in terms of food security and poverty reduction. We know that...
A global journey to 2030: Reviewing the First Steps
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...