The agreement in September 2015 by all 193 UN Member States on the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development was a political success: Unlike the previous framework, the Millennium Development Goals, development is now seen as a process that challenges all countries and societies. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an agenda of globally interconnected ambitions with regards to social and economic development, human rights, environmental sustainability, and peace and security. How to put the 17 SDGs and 169 targets in practice – and how to measure progress – will be the next political struggle at the UN and on the national level. FES New York works with its partners in New York and globally to make the Agenda 2030, as well as other international agreements such as the Paris Climate Accord a part of their own progressive, transformative politics.
Trade policy must not be an end in itself, but has to serve broader, fair and democratic objectives.
International rules and global economic governance arrangements should be changed to counteract increasing inequality within and among countries.
The papers in this special issue investigate the politics that shaped the SDGs, the setting of the goals, the selection of the measurement methods.
In a 2-day retreat, governments prepared to chart the way forward amidst an increasingly challenging global economy.
Can Germany use its upcoming term on the Security Council to refocus international attention on the unresolved crisis in Eastern Ukraine?
Early December, the world was commemorating the 70th anniversaries of two landmark agreements: the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of...