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..forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

#SDG155 (15.5) take urgent and significant action to reduce degradation of natural habitat, halt the loss of biodiversity, and by 2020 protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species

#SDG156 (15.6) ensure fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources, and promote appropriate access to genetic resources

#SDG157 (15.7) take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna, and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products

#SDG158 (15.8) by 2020 introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems, and control or eradicate the priority species

#SDG159 (15.9) by 2020, integrate ecosystems and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes and poverty reduction strategies, and accounts

#SDG15a (15.a) mobilize and significantly increase from all sources financial resources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems

#SDG15c (15.c) enhance global support to efforts to combat poaching and trafficking of protected species, including by increasing the capacity of local communities to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities

15.4 by 2030 ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, to enhance their capacity to provide benefits which are essential for sustainable development

Goal 15 by janbmgojanbmgo, 18 Sep 2014 20:17

15.3 by 2020, combat desertification, and restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land-degradation neutral world

Goal 15 by janbmgojanbmgo, 18 Sep 2014 20:16

15.1 by 2020 ensure conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

15.2 by 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests, and increase afforestation and reforestation by x% globally

15.b mobilize significantly resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management, and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance sustainable forest management, including for conservation and reforestation

Goal 15 by janbmgojanbmgo, 18 Sep 2014 20:15

..build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

16.1 significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

16.2 end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children

16.3 promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and ensure equal access to justice for all

16.4 by 2030 significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen recovery and return of stolen assets, and combat all forms of organized crime

16.5 substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all its forms

16.6 develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

16.7 ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

16.8 broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance

16.9 by 2030 provide legal identity for all including birth registration

16.10 ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

16.a strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacities at all levels, in particular in developing countries, for preventing violence and combating terrorism and crime

16.b promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

17.1 strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection

17.2 developed countries to implement fully their ODA commitments, including to provide 0.7% of GNI in ODA to developing countries of which 0.15-0.20% to least-developed countries

17.3 mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources

17.4 assist developing countries in attaining long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and address the external debt of highly indebted poor countries (HIPC) to reduce debt distress

17.5 adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for LDCs

Goal 17 (A) Finance by janbmgojanbmgo, 18 Sep 2014 19:43

17.6 enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation, and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, particularly at UN level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism when agreed

17.7 promote development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed

17.8 fully operationalize the Technology Bank and STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) capacity building mechanism for LDCs by 2017, and enhance the use of enabling technologies in particular ICT

Goal 17 (B) Technology by janbmgojanbmgo, 18 Sep 2014 19:41

17.9 enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South, and triangular cooperation

Goal 17 (C) Capacity Building by janbmgojanbmgo, 18 Sep 2014 19:40

Outcome document - OWG on SDGs (July 2014):

17.10 promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO including through the conclusion of negotiations within its Doha Development Agenda

17.11 increase significantly the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the LDC share of global exports by 2020

17.12 realize timely implementation of duty-free, quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries consistent with WTO decisions, including through ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from LDCs are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access

Goal 17 (D) Trade by janbmgojanbmgo, 18 Sep 2014 19:38

Outcome document - OWG on SDGs:

Besides goals under Finance, Technology, Capacity and Trade there is attention for Systemic issues:

Policy and institutional coherence

17.13 enhance global macroeconomic stability including through policy coordination and policy coherence

17.14 enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

17.15 respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development

Multi-stakeholder partnerships

17.16 enhance the global partnership for sustainable development complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technologies and financial resources to support the achievement of sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly developing countries

17.17 encourage and promote effective public, public-private, and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Data, monitoring and accountability

17.18 by 2020, enhance capacity building support to developing countries, including for LDCs and SIDS, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts

17.19 by 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement GDP, and support statistical capacity building in developing countries

The Member State-led Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released their final report on 19 July 2014. The full OWG Report is available via this link: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/focussdgs.html

The report serves as the main basis for integrating the sustainable development goals into the future development agenda and the Member State negotiations to take place over the next several months.

There is an e-consultation on this OWG report, in order to gather viewpoints and recommendations. Your contributions will serve as an important contribution to the deliberation processes that will ultimately culminate in the creation of the official Post-2015 Development Agenda.

To access the consultation, please click on this link: www.worldwewant2015.org/inequalities

The consultation consists of two questions:

1. Please read the recent OWG "outcome document"/proposal regarding sustainable development goals for Post-2015. What do you think about the recommendations of the Open Working Group? What are the strong points?

2. What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal?

The e-consultation takes place from 15 September to 15 October 2014 and a summary of the consultation will be posted shortly thereafter.

If bloggers want to move beyond celebs, seo, and mainstream techs and stuff, they may consider an economic activity in their country, and use a suitable hashtag when sharing their blog article (with other smart readers and bloggers).

In initiative books, over 100K tags are defined per country and sector. Tag names are based on international standards.

Diversity in content produced by bloggers will be much appreciated by readers, wouldn't it?

See the event page (March 6, 2014) at World Bank Institute web site.

Cooperative enterprises, as membership based, autonomous, independent democratic, collective institutional arrangements have enhanced inclusive development especially for those living in remote areas and in vulnerable communities. There is ample evidence from Africa to the Americas as to their effectiveness in improving access of small producers to markets, delivering a range of much needed services (financial, housing, social services). The key drivers of their success has been their needs based nature - joint solutions to common problems for a group of people that create economies of scale and allow for negotiation through collective voice. Specific measures needed include: enabling legal and policy environment, integration of cooperatives in public and private procurement of services and the recognition of the cooperative business model in achieving development goals. However, the MDGs have largely ignored cooperatives missing the opportunity for broadening and deepening their political, social and economic participation through their members, often those living in poverty and experiencing other forms of exclusion. So far in the discussions around the post 2015 sustainable development discussions, cooperatives are once again absent in terms of acknowledging their contributions, including them in the targets, indicators and bringing on the cooperative movement representatives in to the decision making process. The ILO's Recommendation 193 (2002) on the Promotion of Cooperatives provides the international standard on the effective integration of cooperatives into sustainable development policy making. Cooperatives are a business model whose time has come. We need to integrate these collective democratic enterprises into our policy and programmatic interventions for ensuring better results. Simel Esim, www.ilo.org/coop

Source: this post (March 2, 2014) in the global Discussion "2014 AMR Part II (17 February - 2 March): Sustaining development gains through inclusive development."

There is a post including a link to this page on Common Principles in the G+ Community MDG Post-2015.

MDG Post-2015 by janbmgojanbmgo, 05 Oct 2013 10:04

Common Principles, another page of the Actor Atlas, lists these common principles and checks how they have been explained in various ''initiatives'' of the global community:

A paper by Tanja Aitamurto (Tampere) and Hélène Landemore (Stanford) on an interesting crowdsourcing exercise in Finland: Crowdsourcing Off-Road Traffic Legislation in Finland.

Abstract: This paper reports on a pioneering case study of a legislative process open to the direct online participation of the public. The empirical context of the study is a crowdsourced off-road traffic law in Finland. On the basis of our analysis of the user content generated to date and a series of interviews with key participants, we argue that the process qualifies as a promising case of deliberation on a mass-scale. This case study will make an important contribution to the understanding of online methods for participatory and deliberative democracy. The preliminary findings indicate that there is deliberation in the crowdsourcing process, which occurs organically (to a certain degree) among the participants, despite the lack of incentives for it. Second, the findings strongly indicate that there is a strong educative element in crowdsourced lawmaking process, as the participants share information and learn from each other. The peer-learning aspect could be made even stronger through the addition of design elements in the process and on the crowdsourcing software.

There is a question in the Google+ community on MDG Post-2015.

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