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Research shows national governments cherry picking SDGs

Research shows national governments cherry picking SDGs

Research shows national governments cherry picking SDGs The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed as an integrated and indivisible set of global objectives. Yet, when analysing Voluntary National Reviews, national governments are found to prioritise SDGs 1 on poverty eradication and SDG 8 on economic growth much more than other goals. This conclusion is the main finding of a recently…

Nikki Theeuwes publishes IISD SDG Knowledge Hub blog on policy coherence & the SDGs in India

Nikki Theeuwes publishes IISD SDG Knowledge Hub blog on policy coherence & the SDGs in India

Nikki Theeuwes publishes IISD SDG Knowledge Hub blog on policy coherence and the SDGs in India Implementing the SDGs: Acknowledge Prioritizations, Do Not Neglect Them Story highlights: Leaving No One Behind illustrates that the starting point of sustainable development is social inequality; lessons from Haryana, India, demonstrate this point. The experiences of Haryana show that although SDG policy coherence is…

Interview with Marjanneke Vijge on Utrecht University website

Interview with Marjanneke Vijge on Utrecht University website

Interview with Marjanneke Vijge on Utrecht University website Marjanneke Vijge: ‘Are the SDGs succeeding at leaving no one behind?’ The UN’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals have swept in with the promise to build integrated approaches that “leave no one behind”. But achieving 17 very different goals of supposed equal importance is no easy feat. How are countries dealing with this,…

How does migration fit into the Sustainable Development Goals?

How does migration fit into the Sustainable Development Goals?

How does migration fit into the Sustainable Development Goals? Marjanneke Vijge Migration is a key part of our society. With around 750 million migrants across the globe, migration should be incorporated into sustainable development planning, and in particular in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a key conclusion of a recently published article in The Lancet Planetary Health,…

International SDG Research Symposium: Call for papers now open!

International SDG Research Symposium: Call for papers now open!

International SDG Research Symposium: Call for papers now open! Contribute to the INTERNATIONAL SDG RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM, which will be held in Utrecht, 10-11 June 2020.  Call for papers is now open! The 2020 INTERNATIONAL SDG RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM is designed to be a premier knowledge stocktaking exercise on the steering effects of ‘governance through goals’. This high-level academic event will bring…