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Engaging parliaments on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs: representation, accountability and implementation

A handbook for civil society

This handbook aims to provide guidance to civil society organisations (CSOs) on how to engage with parliaments and parliamentarians to promote, support and track the implementation of the United
Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda). The 2030 Agenda is not solely a government agenda and cannot …

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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017: Reclaiming policies for the public

After the successful launch of the pilot report 2016, this 2017 edition focuses on privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality. The articles and textboxes cover all sectors of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs (and beyond), and reflect the rich geographic and cultural diversity of their authors. But what all …

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Voluntary National Reviews: What are countries prioritizing?

A review of ‘main messages’ from volunteer countries presented for the 2017 Session of the UN High Level Political Forum.

For 2017, 44 countries have volunteered to present national reviews on their implementation of the 2030 Agenda, twice the number of countries that volunteered in 2016. In addition to the official reports, VNR countries have …

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Sustainable Development Goals Fund: SDGF

The Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) is an international multi-donor and multi-agency development mechanism created in 2014 by the United Nations to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes.

The SDG Fund is the first UN development cooperation mechanism specifically established to implement the 2030 Agenda. Here you can see

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Official Position Paper for the 2017 HLPF – NGO Major Group

The NGO Major Group recommends the following regarding the SDGs under review in 2017:

– Goal 1: Addressing the causes and manifestations of structural poverty requires holistic,
context-specific solutions interlinked with all other goals. Governments should report on
their efforts to increase opportunities, wellbeing, and resilience among all sectors of
society. …

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Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets: an assessment of where OECD countries stand

This Study of the distances from the SDGs of selected OECD countries is designed to help
governments as they consider developing national action plans, as well as to contribute to SDG
mainstreaming across different OECD Directorates. It leverages the wealth of statistical data collected
by OECD members and harmonised through OECD tools …

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What works ?

While we are aware of the seriousness of these global challenges and the scale of human suffering or deprivation that exists, we nonetheless feel the need to also highlight solutions.

This platform provides a wealth of information and a toolkit to examine interventions critically, while also enabling you to recognize successful development strategies and how …

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UNEA III- Towards a Pollution Free Planet

UNEP is working on the preparation of a background report for the next UNEA III: “Towards a Pollution Free Planet”, to be held in Nairobi from 4 to 6 December 2017.

This is the proposed structure of the report:
• Introduction
• Section 1- Evidence of a polluted planet: the science, impacts …

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EU/MS comments on the UNEA-3 outcomes

Following further reflections on UNEA-3 outcomes, EU/MS are of the view that a successful UNEA-3 should result in the following three products, all related to the theme of pollution:

– an Outcome document, preferably a Ministerial Declaration, which would spell out a concise Global Framework for Action and that should speak to the international community, …

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