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SDG adoption and issue integration in international organizations

SDG adoption and issue integration in international organizations

SDG adoption and issue integration in international organizations Led by Maya Bogers Over the past decades, international organizations have become more and more specialized in numerous sectoral issues. While this development has its advantages, increased specialization has also led actors to operate in silos. This “siloization” is often considered problematic because of the many novel challenges of global governance that…

Key Insights from our Panel Discussion ‘The transformative potential of the SDGs in the Netherlands’

Key Insights from our Panel Discussion ‘The transformative potential of the SDGs in the Netherlands’

By Melanie van Driel and Maya Bogers The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015 to ‘inspire multiple levels of government to embark on the transformation to sustainable development’. Five years into the goals, can we say that the SDGs are living up to these high expectations? What steering effects of the SDGs can we see so far,…

Online Panel Discussion: Sign up now!

Online Panel Discussion: Sign up now!

Panel Discussion on Tuesday, January 19, 16:00-17:30 (CET)Register before January 18, 2021, 12:00 (CET) Convened by our PhD candidates Maya Bogers and Melanie van Driel, this panel discussion zooms in on the transformative potential of the SDGs in the Netherlands. Key actors from government, the private sector, and the Dutch youth movement will participate in this discussion and share their…

Global goals as a governance mechanism – a podcast with Sir Richard Jolly

Global goals as a governance mechanism – a podcast with Sir Richard Jolly

“The SDGs open the door for serious action by every country and by every community” – Sir Richard Jolly In this podcast global goals expert Sir Richard Jolly tells us about his personal experience with goals as a governance instrument, why he thinks the SDGs represent a unique endeavour in international policy-making, and explains what is needed to turn the universal…

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…