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Hungarian NGOs establish a roundtable on SDG implementation

Hungarian NGOs establish a roundtable on SDG implementation

By Klara Hajdu, CEEweb for Biodiversity Establishing a structured dialogue between the government and social partners on SDG implementation is the main objective of the Hungarian NGO roundtable on SDGs, which was established last year. Eleven Hungarian NGOs from various sectors came then together to establish the NGO roundtable, which apart from the communicating with […]

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How the SDGs are being highjacked and what to do about it

By Marie-Luise Abshagen, German NGO Forum on Environment and Development The use of the SDGs as a reference in the political discourse has more or less become quite a mainstream thing to do. We can see this in domestic policies, on the EU level as well as in international processes. This can be a good […]

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Steve Bannon plans foundation to fuel far right in Europe

By Jamie Doward, the Guardian Former White House chief adviser says he wants to rival to George Soros’s influence Steve Bannon has announced plans to establish a foundation in Europe that he hopes will fuel the spread of rightwing populism across the continent. Donald Trump’s former chief advisor in the White House told the Daily […]

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Sustainable development: new steps forward for a stronger collaboration between the UN Economic Commission for Europe and Civil Society

By Marion Steff, European Disability Forum The UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Secretary General Olga Algayerova of Slovakia met with the ECE Regional Civil Society Mechanism (RCEM) on the first day of the High Level Political Forum in New York. EDF is an active member of the RCEM, as we coordinate the Constituency of […]

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How to mobilise young people to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

By Siamak Sam Loni and Angela Riviere, IB Today, more than half the population on the planet is under the age of 30 — the largest  generation of children and young people that the world has ever seen. Through their creativity, energy and idealism, young people can bring about generational change, which can challenge the […]

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The urgent need for reform of the UN’s HLPF

By Deirdre de Burca – SDG Watch Europe Steering Group member *This article reflects the personal views of the author on HLPF reform. SDG Watch Europe members will be consulted for their views on the issue in early autumn 2018. For those SDG Watch Europe members who attended the UN’s High Level Political Forum (HLPF) […]

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World way off track on sustainability goals

By Emily Macintosh, EEB Countries are not on track to meet global goals on sustainability by 2030. That was the assessment given by the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council today when she opened a meeting of global political leaders in New York. Marie Chatardová said that progress was not sufficient enough […]

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Industrial-Scale Trawlers Decimating Small-Scale Fishing Around The World

By Emily Macintosh, EEB In the first of a special series, the EEB newsletter META looks at how different cases of environmental injustice are causing inequality around the world. With the industrialisation of fishing causing huge stock collapses and species extinctions, small-scale fishing communities in Europe and beyond are reclaiming their rights for access to […]

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Curb Inequality Or Global Sustainability Goals Won’t Be Met, New Campaign Warns

By Emily Macintosh, EEB A new campaign kicked off during the European Development Days (5-6 June) warns that without action to curb global inequality, countries around the world won’t achieve the UN goals that aim to end poverty and protect the planet – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were adopted in 2015 and […]

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