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.
We need young leaders to achieve the SDGs!
What is the UN we need and how do we get there?
There are opportunities to galvanize joint efforts at the UN and beyond. The authors offer reflections on potential ways forward.
The climate emergency is becoming clearer than ever, but progressive policies can help us meet the challenge ahead.
Reducing inequality and boosting economic growth are not necessarily contradictory, quite the contrary!
The 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and to improve policies at global and national levels to...