This report is 40 pages, with some nice graphics and information concerning each of the 17 sustainable development goals
- Overview/ Panorama general/ Présentation générale Pages 4 – 13
- Interlinked nature of the Sustainable Development Goals/ La naturaleza de interconexión de los ODS/ L’interdépendance des objectifs de développement durablePages 14 & 15
- A Data Revolution in Motion/ Una revolución de datos en movimiento/ La révolution des données a commencé Pages 16 & 17
- HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM GOALS IN FOCUS/ ENFOQUE EN LOS OBJETIVOS DEL FORO POLÍTICO DE ALTO NIVEL/ OBJECTIFS PRIVILÉGIÉS DU FORUM POLITIQUE DE HAUT NIVEAU
SDG – Sustainable Development Goals; ODS Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible; ODD Les Objectifs de Développement Durable
SDG (ODS) (ODD) 6 Pages 18 – 21; SDG (ODS) (ODD) 7 Pages 22 & 23; SDG(ODS) (ODD) 11 pages 24 &25; SDG (ODS) (ODD) 12 Pages 26&27; SDG (ODS) (ODD) 15 Pages 28&29; SDG (ODS) (ODD) 17 Pages 30-33
- Note to the Reader/Nota al lector/ Note au lecteur Page 34
- Regional Groups/Agrupaciones regionales/ Groupements régionaux Page 35
Good Shepherd Report Spanish coming soon!
On May 23 the President of ECOSOC H.E. Marie Chatardová, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic, held a Special Meeting entitle “Towards sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies through participation of all.” Here is the Agenda for the meeting. I was privileged to have Joan Wu accompany me to this meeting. It was a full day. The panelists were excellent and provided a wide range of perspectives and suggestions. See who’s who in the Biographies of the various panelists. The ones that interested me most were H.E. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. I liked her capturing of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as ‘an agenda of the people, by the people and for the people, and it is an agenda to be achieved with the people.’ To conclude Her Excellency said ‘The 2030 Agenda needs the participation of all actors to ensure no one is left behind and that all can enjoy prosperity, dignity and opportunity in a world of peace. Let us, therefore, join our efforts for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future.’ A summary of Session 2 and 3 can be read HERE If you prefer see and hear the WEBCAST I added to the discussion see marker 1:18 focusing on ‘leave no one behind.’ “Many of the people whom Good Shepherd represents are outside the political arena. Until such time as we address the divide that exists between this meeting here this morning and the people I represent in these countries, whom I say are outside of the political arena, I don’t think we will have movement and progress because of growing inequality, threat of conflicts, climate change and disasters, as some of the panelists have already noted. We have to walk the talk by putting the resources at the most vulnerable, most excluded groups and bringing them into the political arena to talk about how they wish to participate and what can be done in these situation. They work in groups in terms of their own empowerment but are not contributing to local and national development. I would like to raise this issue this morning in the light of moving forward. Thank you.”
Michale Shank the moderator of panel two offered 7 c’s with regard to citizen participation and community engagement. Tactic (1 and 2); Objective (3 and 4); Process (5) and Results (6 and 7)
- campaign mode
- crowd-sourcing – not merely using internet
- consensus building
- community wide engagement
- communication – not PR or selling but reflecting back what the community is doing so the feel part of the process
- concrete commitment
- conflict prevention
Do you know about participatory budgeting? This was presented by Francesco Tena. Check out Participatory Budgeting
- money that matters
- grassroots leadership
- inclusive design
- targeted outreach
- equity criteria.
What is e-governance and e-participation? Listen to Dr Aroon Manoharan.
Session 4 was in the afternoon – a good opportunity to hear Andrew Gilmore, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Head of New York OHCHR Office. Human Rights are paramount. Session 4 I was interested to know that sometimes Parliaments don’t know about ‘Voluntary National Reviews’ (VNR’s) and it was noted by Tomáš Rákos that participation would be much more robust if quality civic education was imparted to all coupled with the existence of trust between people and government!
Toward the end of this panel Margaret O’Dwyer, Daughters of Charity were able to share SEE
This is the translated text of the Spanish and pictures are not included. Thank you Rohan Dominic of the Claretians!
The UN Women and UNEG (United Nations Evaluation Group) have developed a guideline in 5 languages to evaluate the SDGs with a gender lens. Link to English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish
Another excellent resource linking the SDG’s with various human rights mechanism has been published by the Danish Institute For Human Rights. It too, is is multiple languages and has an interactive dimension – you can choose a goal or target and see the linkages to human rights.
It’s September 2017, two years have passed since the SDGs were adopted but where are we at now? Are governments delivering on what they promised?
Increasing conflict and inequality, unprecedented levels of migration and displacement and the devastating effects of climate change are some of the issues that define our age. Extremism and disenfranchisement fuel reactive political movements with chaotic and dangerous outcomes.
These are issues that go beyond country borders and require concerted efforts around the world. To tackle these issues governments agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals on 25 September 2015 and now on the second anniversary we ask you to join us to #Act4SDGs!
- Check out the new toolkit
En sep2embre de 2017 se cumplen dos años de la adopción de los ODS, pero ¿cuánto hemos avanzado? ¿Están cumpliendo los gobiernos con sus compromisos?
Crecientes conflictos y desigualdad, niveles de migración y desplazamiento sin precedente, y los devastadores efectos del cambio climá2co son algunos de los problemas que definen a nuestra época. El extremismo y la pérdida de derechos mo2van movimientos polí2cos reac2vos con resultados caó2cos y peligrosos.
Existen problemas que van más allá de las fronteras y requieren esfuerzos concertados alrededor del mundo. Para abordar estos problemas, los gobiernos acordaron los Obje2vos de Desarrollo Sostenible el 25 de sep2embre de 2015 y ahora, en su segundo aniversario te pedimos que te unas a #ActuaxODS
C’est septembre 2017, deux ans se sont écoulés depuis que les ODD ont été adoptés, mais où en sommes-nous maintenant ? Les gouvernements honorent-ils leurs promesses comme ils se sont engagés à le faire?
La recrudescence des conflits et des situaHons d’inégalités, des niveaux sans précédent de migraHon et de déplacement de populaHons ainsi que les effets dévastateurs du changement climaHque sont quelques-uns des problèmes qui caractérisent notre époque. L’extrémisme et la marginalisaHon alimentent des mouvements poliHques réacHonnaires avec des résultats chaoHques et dangereux.
Ce sont des problèmes qui s’étendent au-delà des fronHères naHonales et exigent des efforts concertés dans le monde enHer. Pour aborder ces problèmes, en date du 25 septembre 2015, les gouvernements se sont mis d’accord sur les ObjecHfs de Développement Durable et maintenant, au deuxième anniversaire, nous vous demandons de nous rejoindre au #AgirODD
Consulter le nouveau guide Toolkit
Report 2017 Colorful graphics of progress of the 17 SDG’s in 6 languages – Choose your language. Gráficos coloridos de progreso de los 17 SDG en 6 idiomas – Elige tu idioma. Graphiques colorés de la progression des 17 SDG en 6 langues – Choisissez votre langue.
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ACCIÓN: Faltan 10 días – Si usas las redes sociales Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr se unen al Thunderclap Spanish
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Want to ask a question why not use the comment box ? ¿Quieres hacer una pregunta? ¿Por qué no usar el cuadro de comentarios? Vous voulez poser une question pourquoi ne pas utiliser la boîte de commentaires?
We did not translate into French / Nous ne sommes pas traduits en français / No tradujimos al francés
Yesterday, July 19th the HLPF ended with the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration but not without some challenges. A vote was requested on paragraphs 4 and 21. Both paragraphs were retained the controversial issues being ‘self determination of people living under foreign occupation and language on multilateral trading systems. A full account of the session can be READ HERE
The review of SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14 is contained in paragraphs 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of the Ministerial Declaration The various paragraphs state the reality, and indicate commitment to close the gaps. Paragraphs 1 – 13 are a reiteration of promises already made through use of the following verbs – reaffirm (2), recognize (4), commit (3), foster (1), stress (1), note (1) reiterate (1) (the number after the verb indicates the number of times the verb is used.)
Paragraphs 20 recognizes that despite some positive development more is needed – coherent policies and an enabling environment for sustainable development at all levels by all actors. The following listing is provided: difficult macroeconomic conditions, low commodity prices, subdued trade growth and volatile capital flows, but also natural disasters, climate change, environmental degradation, humanitarian crisis and conflicts. Having said that yet there is conflict over paragraph 21.
The retention of the whole document is a step forward and much advocacy took place to ensure that there was a ministerial declaration.
I signed on this Statement by the Women’s Major Group calling for a strong declaration with full commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls with the Means of Implementation SEE
During the negotiations on the Ministerial Declaration June 15 and 16 I delivered the following statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group Statement
During the negotiations I had the following Advocacy Points Reviewing the ministerial declaration you will see that they were not included. The most disconcerting one is the continued mention of ‘targeted measures’ in paragraph 14 in the context of a declaration to eradicate poverty, accelerate the pace of implementation, and decisive action is imperative and in response the best we can do is ‘targeted’ measures! While children and youth are recognized within the Major Group system and there are stakeholders on aging and people with disabilities and a strong emphasis on a life cycle approach I continue to hold that girls are most vulnerable to being left behind and being the ones furthest behind.
Webcast of the ‘Girls Speak Out’ Enjoy the two hour programme.
An exciting moment to have international visitors attending the ‘Girls Speak Out’ Tanya Corrie, Development Lead - Financial Security, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
Sr Monique Tarabeh, Soeurs du Bon Pasteur, Communications Rome, Province of Lebanon/Syria.
Barbara O’Carroll, GSIJP Team, Mission Partner, New York (bottom picture) Cecilie Kern (middle picture) and Winifred Doherty (green jacket)
I was proud to be featuring girls from Angola, Indonesia and Malaysia on social media and the prayer was prepared by Sister Taskila Nicholas, Province of Central East India/Nepal. Thank you Taskila. Truly, we are a network empowering girls changing the world!
Photographs with NGO friends from Afria and Asia before the NGO morning briefing prior to the opening of the Commission for Social Development. Read Good Shepherd Statement to the Commission published in the UN Journal today Statement No 58
See the video on Commission for Social Development Good practice is evidence based and data driven! People must remain the center of global, national and local efforts
#MaishaCSoCD Maisha – a new life outside the mines is one such good practice.
Tomorrow Thursday, from 1.15 – 2.30 we will have our side-event during the Commission for Social Development entitled ‘Maisha – a new life outside the mines’ featuring the documentary and a panel discussion. If you are in the UN we look forward to seeing you in conference Room 6.