SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 objectives which aim to build a better planet – from eradicating hunger to building more sustainable cities. Each objectives contains a number of targets which cover everything from having better public transport to helping artisanal fisherfolk get better access to markets.

The problem is that this wish-list comes with no historical background of how we got here, and no political strategy for how we get out. As such it relies on a mixture of more market and more technically competent governments. There’s no sign that the economic model itself is broken – just that it needs some tuning.

UN development goals miss the point: it's all about power

28 September 2015

While politicians, campaigners and development agencies meet for the launch of a broad series of goals aimed at eradicating poverty by 2030, a new report argues that any potential progress made by the Sustainable Development Goals would be fatally undermined by the impacts of a proposed free trade deal between the EU and USA - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

The UN development goals miss the point – it’s all about power


25 September 2015

Not many people enjoy the existence of poverty. Some think it’s inevitable, others that tackling it is politically impossible. But for those with ambition, an end to poverty is a worthy enough goal.

On the eve of the UN conference in New York that that aims to eradicate poverty by 2030, campaigners have spoken critically on the policy measures that are being promoted by the conference as a means of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now said:

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The UN development goals miss the point – it’s all about power


25 September 2015

Not many people enjoy the existence of poverty. Some think it’s inevitable, others that tackling it is politically impossible. But for those with ambition, an end to poverty is a worthy enough goal.

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While politicians, campaigners and development agencies meet for the launch of a broad series of goals aimed at eradicating poverty by 2030, a new report argues that any potential progress made by the Sustainable Development Goals would be fatally undermined by the impacts of a proposed free trade deal between the EU and USA - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

On the eve of the UN conference in New York that that aims to eradicate poverty by 2030, campaigners have spoken critically on the policy measures that are being promoted by the conference as a means of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now said: