Do civil society consultations on sustainable development actually deliver democratization?

January 13, 2017

In December 2016, Paris hosted the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, bringing together public and private actors, both national and international, to exchange views on good practice of transparency in public and economic life, and to share tools enabling all actors to contribute to the definition and implementation of public policies. Civil society consultations are […]

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What influence does civil society have on the “Agenda 2030”?

May 26, 2016

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community at a UN summit in September 2015, was defined by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as an “Agenda for people”. Its key component, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), derive from an intergovernmental process considered by some as the most democratic and inclusive in […]

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Development and climate: towards a convergent approach

September 21, 2015

On 2 August this year, after seven months of negotiations, the 193 Member States of the United Nations reached an agreement on the “Post-2015 Development Agenda”. This agenda will be formally adopted by the heads of state and government during a high-level UN summit on 25 September in New York. The text of the agreement, […]

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