Protection of human rights from the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises — Treaty Alliance

Karsten Weitzenegger signed the common statements of the Treaty Alliance. The UN Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group (OEIGWG) on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights will be holding its third session October 23-27, 2017. With two successful sessions behind it, negotiations will now begin on the basis of a draft presented… Read More Protection of human rights from the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises — Treaty Alliance

Civil society & the SDGs – notes & next steps from #HLPF

At last month´s UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, over 2,500 representatives from civil society joined governments to review implementation efforts for the Sustainable Development Goals. The global forum resulted in a Ministerial Declaration, which Action for Sustainable Development produced a response. 5 key points from our statement: The Leave No One Behind… Read More Civil society & the SDGs – notes & next steps from #HLPF

Guest Article: Enabling Development for All: New Report on Access to Information and the UN 2030 Agenda | IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

UN Member States made access to information a target under SDG 16, and argued it was a cornerstone of the whole architecture of the 2030 Agenda. IFLA’s Development and Access to Information 2017 report, developed by IFLA in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, stresses how access to… Read More Guest Article: Enabling Development for All: New Report on Access to Information and the UN 2030 Agenda | IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

Karsten Weitzenegger supports AIM2Flourish

Invited by partners in the Americas, Karsten Weitzenegger has joind AIM2Flourish, the higher-education curriculum for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and business for good innovation. AIM2Flourish is the world’s first global initiative steering future business leaders towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a flourishing world for all.

Development in transition

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Alicia Barcena, Stefano Manservisi and Mario Pezzini Understanding and supporting the development trajectories of countries have long been the driving force behind all of our careers. If we, as a global community, are serious now about ensuring prosperity for all through the universal and comprehensive 2030 Agenda and its…

Where to start with the SDGs?

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Simon Scott, Counsellor, Statistics Directorate, OECD; Jeff Leitner, Fellow, New America and Managing Director, GreenHouse; and William Hynes, Co-ordinator, New Approaches to Economic Challenges programme, OECD “The SDGs as a network of targets,” from David Le Blanc, “Towards integration at last?”, DESA Working Paper No. 141 ST/ESA/2015/DWP/141 The upside…

Civil Society Statement at the High Level Political Forum #HLPF

Spaces for dialogue remain too limited. At the 2017 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development almost 2,500 representatives from civil society around the world.  This is a clear sign of the engagement and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals on the part of civil society. Action for Sustainable Development

“We don’t need ‘trillions’ to achieve the SDGs” #SpotlightSDGs at #HLPF

Civil Society activists critique first week of deliberations at High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development New York City, 14 July 2017: With the first week of deliberations at the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development coming to a close this Friday at the UN in New York, civil society activists are criticizing a piecemeal… Read More “We don’t need ‘trillions’ to achieve the SDGs” #SpotlightSDGs at #HLPF

Did the G20 Hamburg Summit advance 2030 Agenda implementation? – T20

One major goal of the German G20 Presidency was to promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are essential to addressing the challenges faced by the world.  The outcome of the 2017 Hamburg Summit is not a breakthrough for sustainable development, but it does… Read More Did the G20 Hamburg Summit advance 2030 Agenda implementation? – T20

Means of implementation or means of appropriation? #SpotlightSDGs

Global spotlight report challenges the notion that “trillions of private finance” are needed to advance SDG implementation and  highlights the centrality of public policies and investments, pointing out how developed countries’ refusal to any meaningful democratization of global economic governance remains the key obstacle to unlocking the necessary means of implementation  New York 13 July… Read More Means of implementation or means of appropriation? #SpotlightSDGs

“What works? The effectiveness of youth employment programs” RWI Conference, Berlin, Germany, 29 – 30 June 2017

“What works? The effectiveness of youth employment programs” Berlin, Germany, 29 – 30 June 2017 Background Young people out of work are a population at risk in developed and developing economies alike: first, the average share of jobless youths is typically twice as high as the corresponding share among adults.

The G20 »Compact with Africa« – Unsuitable for African Low-Income Countries

Originally posted on Grænsen Grenzen:
Study Robert Kappel and Helmut Reisen The G20 »Compact with Africa« – Unsuitable for African Low-Income Countries Download here: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/13441.pdf DIGBIB-Permalink: http://www.fes.de/cgi-bin/gbv.cgi?id=13441&ty=pdf The »Compact with Africa« (CWA)—an initiative within the G20’s finance track—is a key pillar of the G20 Africa Partnership. In its resolution—adopted by G20 finance ministers and…