SDGs need NGOs, NGOs need SDGs

February 8, 2017

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was the result of a long process of negotiation between countries, with the unprecedented involvement of civil society. International NGOs for cooperation, the environment and human rights – which are highly experienced in international negotiations – have been very active in this process by proposing targets and […]

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Globalisation: what project for Europe?

February 2, 2017

Today, globalisation is a disputed political project. Growing inequalities, the situation of “losers” and the “downwardly mobile”, and the lack of transparency in negotiations all cast doubt on the capacity of international trade to contribute to progress. Governments need to answer a question that is both simple and complex: what is the point of globalisation?

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The SDGs a year on: where are we now?

January 19, 2017

[SDGs series No.1] The first anniversary of the entry into force of the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs) was celebrated on 1 January 2017. To mark this occasion, IDDRI has drawn up an initial review of the initiatives taken in response to this new international sustainable development agenda. As a first step in this exercise, this […]

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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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China’s G20 Emergence(y)?

September 13, 2016

The sustainable development agenda for the next decade and a half has been clearly outlined by the Paris Agreement and the SDGs: a transformation towards more sustainable and fairer economies. The Chinese G20 Presidency has helped to put sustainable development more firmly at the top of global governance but the route towards more concrete action […]

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