Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
Means of implementation and the global partnership for sustainable development: what’s in it for emerging economies? – This Overseas Development Institute report, by Paula Lucci, Amina Khan and Elizabeth Stuart, outlining what they stand to gain or lose from a series of issues that require global action and that are fundamental for the successful implementation of the SDGs. The analysis is focused on six selected issues: global finance, technology transfer, trade, climate change, sustainable consumption and production and global governance.
Responsibilities beyond borders: unlocking the post-2015 stalemate on international cooperation – This briefing from the Center for Economic and Social Rights and the Third World Network sets out how human rights provide a normative framework that can help delineate the duties states have to cooperate with each other in the achievement of sustainable development commitments. In particular, the obligations of states to respect, protect and fulfil human rights extraterritorially as well as domestically offer a clear set of common standards to assess whether governments are upholding their common but differentiated responsibilities relating to sustainable development, including those of wealthier countries regarding SDG financing and means of implementation.
What if growth had been as good for the poor as everyone else? – This report, by Chris Hoy and Emma Samman, interrogates the assumption that growth will be shared equally by all people, regardless of where they are located in the income distribution. It considers the implications of growth in which the bottom 40% of the population shares equally or more, taking a retrospective view.
The state of food insecurity in the world 2015 – This year’s report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides an update on progress towards meeting MDG 1 and World Food Summit targets and examines underlying drivers of hunger and food insecurity, such as economic growth, trade, social protection systems, and the status of family farming. It finds that 795 million people are undernourished, with 72 of 129 countries having achieved MDG target 1c.