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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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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