Please find below here our latest Third World Network analysis on the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals text by the Open Working Group in the UN, which followed heated negotiations between governments last week.
The focus is on one of the most contested area of the text, the means of implementation, which constitute the foundation of the SDGs, and the ultimate test for the credibility of the goals in developing countries.
The article below highlights the worrying green light given to the private sector through “multi-stakeholder partnerships,” the ways in which the concept of universality was distorted during the negotiations, the tactic of forum-shifting to avoid structural decisions and discussions in global trade, finance and macroeconomic policies, the missed opportunities (as well as some key gains) in addressing international finance and trade policy reforms and the systematic weakening of the role of the United Nations in the implementation of the SDG and post-2015 development agenda.
TWN has been producing analyses and articles of various processes in the UN, including the various Rio+20 follow-up processes and the SDG process over the last two years.
Our articles can be accessed here: http://www.twn.my/title2/unsd/unsd.new.htm
Finance and Development
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