Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019

Press Release
Table of contents

Download the full report here (pdf version), for single chapters see below.

Preface (pdf format here)
1 – Overview
Revisiting the hardware of sustainable development (pdf format here)
By Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum
Civil society reports show conflicting priorities and trade-offs in SDG implementation (pdf format here)
By Roberto Bissio, Social Watch
Special Contribution 0.1: Unveiling the hidden dimensions of poverty (pdf format here)
By Xavier Godinot, International Movement ATD Fourth World
Special Contribution 0.2: CONSEA under threat: challenges for engagement in defense of real food and realization of rights (pdf format here)
By Elisabetta Recine, University of Brasilia, Maria Emilia Pacheco, Federation of Organizations for Social and Educational Assistance, Renato Sergio Maluf, Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Francisco Menezes, Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analyses
2 – Cross-cutting policy areas
I. Democratic global governance: if it doesn’t challenge power it isn’t democratic (pdf format here)
By Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum
Special Contribution I.1: Human Rights in the 2030 Agenda: putting justice and accountability at the core of sustainable development governance (pdf format here)
By Ignacio Saiz, Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
II. Club governance: Can the world still be run by gentlemen's agreements? (pdf format here)
By Roberto Bissio, Social Watch
Special Contribution II.1: Feminist mobilization and multi-stakeholder governance structures: insights from WTO and G20 experiences (pdf format here)
By Corina Rodríguez Enríquez, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
III. Preventing the next financial crisis while financing sustainable development: Three propositions (pdf format here)
By Kavaljit Singh, Madhyam, with the support of Stefano Prato, Society for International Development (SID)
IV. Sustainable development: First, do no harm (pdf format here)
By Marina Lent, Global Policy Forum
V. Governance of data and artificial intelligence (pdf format here)
By Cecilia Alemany, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and Anita Gurumurthy, IT for Change (ITfC)
3 - Spotlights on the SDGs
SDG 1. Applying human rights standards for the governance of social protection will unleash its transformative potential (pdf format here)
By Sylvia Beales and Nicola Wiebe, Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors
SDG 2. Human rights risks of multi-stakeholder partnerships: the Scaling Up Nutrition Initiative (pdf format here)
By Laura Michéle, FIAN International, Kavya Chowdhry, FIAN International, Patti Rundall, IBFAN and Stefano Prato, SID
SDG 3. Philanthrocapitalism in global health and nutrition: analysis and implications (pdf format here)
By Nicoletta Dentico, Health Innovation in Practice and Karolin Seitz, Global Policy Forum
SDG 4. The ideological battle over SDG 4 (pdf format here)
By Antonia Wulff, Education International
SDG 5. Advancing women’s rights and strengthening global governance: the synergies (pdf format here)
By Cecilia Alemany and Gita Sen, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
SDG 6. Transforming institutional dynamics of power and governance to enable universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) (pdf format here)
By Kathryn Tobin, WaterAid
SDG 7. Governing the path towards Sustainable Energy for All (pdf format here)
By Arthur Muliro Wapakala, Society for International Development (SID)
SDG 8. Reclaiming the socio-economic transformation space for realizing SDG 8 in Africa (pdf format here)
By Trywell Kalusopa, Africa Labour Research Network (ALRN), ITUC-Africa
SDG 9. Towards a new approach to public infrastructure provision (pdf format here)
By David Boys, Public Services International (PSI)
SDG 10. The IMF’s role in economic governance: conducive to reducing inequalities within and among countries? (pdf format here)
By Kate Donald, CESR, Grazielle David, University of Campinas and Mahinour El-Badrawi, CESR
SDG 11. Tackling the challenges of global urbanization: flagship local government initiatives to meet the SDGs (pdf format here)
By Daria Cibrario, Public Services International (PSI) and Andrea Ciambra, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
SDG 12. Initiatives to reduce the production and consumption of plastics (pdf format here)
By Larissa Copello de Souza, Zero Waste Europe
SDG 13. Climate finance support to developing countries imperative for ambitious climate action (pdf format here)
By Indrajit Bose, Third World Network (TWN)
SDG 14. Ocean governance for sustainability (pdf format here)
By Maureen Penjueli, Pacific Network on Globalization (PANG)
SDG 15. Cornerstones of the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework (pdf format here)
By Lim Li Ching and Lim Li Lin, Third World Network (TWN)
SDG 16. Governing for gender equality and peace? Or perpetual violence and conflict? (pdf format here)
By Abigail Ruane, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
SDG 17. Can the Technology Facilitation Mechanism help deliver the SDGs in the era of rapid technological change? (pdf format here)
By Neth Daño, ETC Group
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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019
Reshaping governance for sustainability
Transforming institutions - shifting power - strengthening rights

Global Civil Society Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

Published by:
Social Watch, Third World Network (TWN), Global Policy Forum (GPF), Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), Society for International Development (SID), Public Services International (PSI), Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

ISBN 978-3-943126-46-4
Beirut / Bonn / Ferney-Voltaire / Montevideo / New York / Penang / Rome / Suva, July 2019

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