July 2018

New York, 12 July 2018: In some countries where the economic contribution of women’s unpaid care and domestic work has been measured, its value exceeds 30 percent of GDP, making it the largest subsidy to the global economy and currently a source of reproduction of inequality, which needs to be addressed in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda, says the third edition of the report Spotlight on Sustainable Development.

Corina Rodríguez Enríquez, Executive Committee member of Development Alternatives [...]

New York, 9 July 2018: “The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development and fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs.” This is the main message of the Spotlight Report 2018, the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The report is launched on the opening day of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York by a global coalition of civil society organizations [...]

At the United Nations (UN) summit in September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted by all UN member states. The Agenda gives a comprehensive framework for a global socio-ecological transformation.

The novelty of the SDGs vis-à-vis the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is its paradigm shift: all countries, not just the countries of the Global South, have to implement the SDGs, working closely together to achieve the common goal of a [...]