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Progressing national SDGs implementation: An independent assessment of the voluntary national review reports submitted to the UN HLPF in 2018

The Third Edition in an annual series commissioned by civil society organisations

This report, the third edition of Progressing National SDGs Implementation, aims to provide useful insights and suggestions to inform these discussions and help guide improved implementation and reporting. It documents and analyses all 46 VNR reports submitted in 2018 to the HLPF, as …

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UN
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019

The report demonstrates that progress is being made in some critical areas, and that some favorable trends are evident. Extreme poverty has declined considerably, the under-5 mortality rate fell by 49 per cent between 2000 and 2017, immunizations have saved millions of lives, and the vast majority of the world’s population now has access to …

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UN
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Who is paying the bill?

Despite its commitment to the 2030 agenda, the EU largely ignores the negative impacts that some of its policies and practices have on other parts of the world.

On average, the EU has one of the world’s worst environmental footprint per capita, with our unsustainable lifestyles based on resource and labour exploitation in other parts …

Published: July 9, 2019
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EU
Policy papers

Falling through the cracks: Exposing inequalities in the EU and beyond

Despite the European union’s commitment to leave no one behind, millions of people in Europe are falling victim to widening inequalities. This EU wide report, shines a light on the impact of rising inequalities on people and planet. It maps the reality of various forms of inequality, both nationally and at the European level. It …

Published: June 18, 2019
Goal 10
Austria, Czech Republic, EU, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain
Policy papers

German CSOs declaration during SDG Forum

The German CSOs declaration was handed over to the head of the German chancellery, Helge Braun, on 13 June 2019. The presentation was part of the Forum Sustainability, the annual SDG event hosted by the German government with over 200 participants from civil society, science, business, all branches of government, communal and regional representatives and …

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Germany
Policy papers

Development Strategy 2030

The Slovenian Government has developed a strategic vision for the country supported by a long-term national development strategy to achieve a number of goals towards that vision by 2030 and meet its commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report uses a multi-country and multi-sector modelling framework to develop a baseline scenario of …

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Slovenia
Policy papers

Mind the Gap

De duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen (SDG’s) in een Belgisch perspectief

Er is meer dan 3 jaar verstreken sinds de Verenigde Naties een akkoord hebben bereikt over 17 duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen (Sustainable Development Goals of SDG’s). Ze staan voor een bijna alomvattende en behoorlijk ambitieuze agenda, te realiseren tegen 2030. Doelen als armoede en honger uitbannen, ongelijkheid verminderen en …

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Belgium
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Manifesto for a Sustainable Europe for its Citizens

Despite the European Union’s great legacy and mission, the response of European decision makers’ to the financial crisis, to combating climate change and environmental degradation, to halting growing inequality and undermining women’s rights, to scandals such as those in our food system and Dieselgate, and to increased migration by closing our borders to those in …

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EU
Policy papers, SDG coalitions

Reaction of SDG Watch Europe on the EC reflection paper

Following the publication of the EC Refection Paper, SDG Watch Europe published this reaction to express its disappointment.

SDG Watch Europe deeply “regrets that the paper stays very vague and does not contain any concrete plan, targets or timeline. Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the EU is …

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EU
Policy papers, SDG coalitions

How sustainable is Switzerland? Implementing the 2030 Agenda from a civil society perspective

Following Switzerland’s announcement that it will present a progress report to the UN in July, the civil society organisations that make up the Platform Agenda 2030 have been busy drafting their own parallel report. In doing so, they have not followed the UN guidelines for country-led reports. Instead, they have defined the topics and issues …

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Switzerland
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers