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Steering Committee
Members & Contributors
Name Organization
April AlconisCampaign for People's Goals for Sustainable Development
Ariella RojhaniNCD Alliance
Carmen RicherzhagenGerman Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Chantal line CarpentierDivision for Sustainable Development (UNDESA)
Cheikh GuèyeENDA Tiers Monde
Cristina DiezInternational Movement ATD Fourth World
Deborah TripleyPlanetary Boundaries Initiative
Eduardo ArenasReforestamos Mexico
Gil CakirDivision for Sustainable Development (UNDESA)
Ivan Phell EnrileIbon International
Jessie Lydia HenshawCommons Cluster
Joan KirbyTemple of Understanding
Leo WilliamsBeyond 2015
Linda SheehanEarth Law Center
Matthew Reading SmithStakeholder Forum
N/a N/aNine Major Groups
Nicole CardinalSave the Children
Ola GoranssonUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Robert BakiikaEnvironmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility (EMLI)
Robin MilamGlobal Alliance for the Rights of Nature
Simon N/ATokyo institute of technology and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Susan AlznerUnited Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN NGLS)
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Effective governance, at whatever geographical or political level, cannot be brought about while extreme poverty exists. All thought and discussion on governance must begin by examining how to reinteg...
International Movement ATD Fourth World on 11:16 am, 13 Mar, 2014
Advancing sustainable human development requires democracy. It is only in a democracy that people can be empowered to demand and shape better policies, express grievances, seek justice and hold leader...
The business sector, led by corporations, has an increasingly prominent role in
international development. Although rapidly increasing in recent years, this role has its
origins in the same neolib...
Ibon International on 4:55 am, 12 Feb, 2014
Achieving sustainable development entails a global transition—away from prevailing inequitable and ecologically destabilizing patterns of development, to modes of development based on shared prosperit...
Ibon International on 2:20 am, 12 Feb, 2014
Due to rapid globalization over the past decades, decisions about economic, social and environmental standards and baseline agreements have been set at international forums and have increasingly affec...
Ibon International on 2:11 am, 12 Feb, 2014
In this video, Mr Huffines elaborates on the role of the high level political forum in integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development.

This video has been produced with the financial a...
Stakeholder Forum on 1:32 pm, 9 Jan, 2014
Save the Children promotes a holistic post-2015 development agenda that has poverty eradication at its core and is guided by universal, equitable and human rights-based approaches to sustainable devel...
Save the Children on 12:31 pm, 8 Jan, 2014
In order to inform the deliberations of the sixth Session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Stakeholder Forum has conducted an analysis of th...
Stakeholder Forum on 3:02 pm, 9 Dec, 2013
The recommendations on global governance presented here have been compiled from two civil society consultations conducted by UN-NGLS in 2013: a teleconference-based consultation that resulted in the r...
This document provides a view of how a cross-cutting sustainable development goal would help provide governance for the Earth system whilst combining social equity through the development of a social ...
Planetary Boundaries Initiative on 8:22 am, 23 Nov, 2013
Civil society made a joint statement during the Expert Group meeting at the African Consultative Meeting on SDGs that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Over 1,000 representatives from civil society, governments and the United Nations gathered on 22 September at UN Headquarters in New York for an open dialogue on critical regional issues and policy re...
A joint meeting between ESCWA, DESA and UNEP was organized on the 28 May prior to the RIM to debrief Major Groups on entry points and to support their preparation and interventions. Major Groups inter...
This report has been prepared by the Regional Coordination of the Beyond 2015 / GCAP / IFP project for Latin America and the Caribbean, based on the preliminary and partial reports received to date fr...
Beyond 2015 on 12:00 am, 30 May, 2013
This paper is the result of more than one year of reflection by and discussion between European Task Force participants, backed up by both desk and field research. Two rounds of consultation and feedb...
Beyond 2015 on 12:00 am, 30 May, 2013
Since September 2012, Beyond 2015 and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) have been creating a global civil society position on a post-2015 framework. This is happening through a series o...
Beyond 2015 on 12:00 am, 30 May, 2013
The Essential Must Haves are the fruit of a global, open, inclusive and on-going conversation convened by Beyond 2015 on the essential must-haves that would need to be met in order for any new framewo...
Beyond 2015 on 12:00 am, 30 May, 2013
For the last 20 years, the international development debate has been dominated by two trends that seem at first to be heading in a similar direction. However, under closer scrutiny they differ with re...
Please see attached piece in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature. It appropriately makes the case for integrating the current, three-pillar UN sustainable development governance structu...
Earth Law Center on 12:00 am, 23 Mar, 2013
I am contributing the following as an individual, though I have participated actively in the Commission on Sustainable Development and other UN processes for 15 years. I represent the Global Ecovillag...
Commons Cluster on 12:00 am, 17 Mar, 2013
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature fully supports the positions taken by the Earth Law Center for inclusion in the Major Groupsˇ¦ input on the development of the SDGs:
„h Support for Earth-...
Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature on 12:00 am, 14 Mar, 2013
I think the great problem with the SDG's is that they are development goals, not sustainability goals.

We should reverse the priority, to have top priority go to measurable progress toward hard t...
Commons Cluster on 12:00 am, 13 Mar, 2013
Two large practical problems with the UN's SD Goals.
1) The SDG's focus on development with seemingly little or no focused attention to rebound effects.
2) Projects that are intended to be sust...
Commons Cluster on 12:00 am, 13 Mar, 2013
A foremost priority of the Open Working Group for SDGs must be to develop a set of recommendations that can be merged with the outcomes of the post-2015 process so as to end up with a single future de...
NCD Alliance on 12:00 am, 12 Mar, 2013
It seems critical that we realize the need for a commons approach and address our true common interests. A profound tragedy of the commons is developing as every country's great desire for growth res...
Commons Cluster on 12:00 am, 10 Mar, 2013
To assist in the preparation of the NGO statement, we invite all NGOs to submit their written comments on the SDGs as soon as possible to:

Three representatives of the Temple of Understanding atten...
Temple of Understanding on 12:00 am, 8 Mar, 2013
It is essential to define both the specific goals and the metrics that will be used to measure attainment of those goals ex ante. We cannot measure attainment using a metric system that is inconsiste...
Earth Law Center on 12:00 am, 7 Mar, 2013
While the international community is accelerating its efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, the discussion on the Post-2015 Development Framework and the Sustainable Dev...
Major Groups Recommendations for Multi-Stakeholder Engagement with the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

As part of the Rio+20 Conference follow up, governments stated that they w...
Nine Major Groups on 12:00 am, 22 Feb, 2013
Stakeholder Forum has produced a synthesis report of national governments suggestions on key principles and criteria for developing a proposal for the Sustainable Development Goals.
As part of the on...
Stakeholder Forum on 12:00 am, 21 Feb, 2013
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