SDGs: responses to the zero draft text
6th November 2015
The Sustainable Development Summit at the end of Septmeber finally adopted the Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.Since the publication of the zero draft text of the Sustainable Development Goals in June, we've been compiling a series of responses to the text from contributors to the Eldis blog focussing on specific goals or key aspects of the text and process. Contributions so far include:
- A post-2015 development agenda that leaves nobody behind must include mental health The Sustainable Development Goals must not neglect a quarter of the world’s population, argues Nicole Votruba, Co-ordinator of the FundaMentalSDG initiative.
- The SDGs fail to offer the new economy we so desperately need In order to solve poverty and ecological crisis we need to tackle the irrationality of endless growth head on, argues Jason Hickel.
- Measuring women’s participation and leadership in the SDGs: Beyond women in parliaments No country has yet achieved equality for women and girls: they are still denied their basic human rights and are denied a full say in decisions that affect their lives.
- Nutrition and the SDGs As the UN post-2015 summit in September approaches how does the current draft of the SDGs shape up with respect to nutrition?
- Making the connections: the new SDGs and SRHR Marion Stevens, Coordinator at WISH Associates and Research Associate at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, shares her reflections on the Zero Draft
- The new development goals: why the ambitions must be maintained and turned into action By Priya Nath, Global Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post-2015), VSO.
- Inclusive action and empowered communities are key to sanitation goal Deepak Sanan of the CLTS Foundation looks at the draft
- Data gaps and development goals - counting the missing millions The Data Revolution and the SDGs