Past Event: World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia

“Global Sustainability Goals: The way forward in shaping transformation towards a more equitable, just and sustainable world”

Workshop/Panel Discussion sponsored by FES, Global Policy Forum, Social Watch, DAWN
27 March, 2013

The present framework of international development goals revolving around “Millennium Development Goals” for the year 2015 does not provide adequate answers to the global problems, whether global warming or growing inequalities. Both the debate over a post-2015 agenda as well as the agreement at the Rio conference to formulate Sustainable Development Goals now offers the opportunity to readdress holistic concepts of prosperity and progress in societies. What could an integrated system of Global Sustainability Goals look like? What are its normative foundations? Beyond goals: what accountability mechanisms must be put in place? How could such goals be embedded in a rights-based approach to development and a system of fair burden-sharing?

With: Roberto Bissio, Social Watch; Anita Nayar/Nicole Bidegain, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) (tbc); Jens Martens, GPF Europe; Ziad Abdel Samad, Arab NGO Network for Development (tbc); Jean Saldanha, International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE) (tbc); Sara Burke, FES New York Office.

FES Senior Policy Analyst Sara Burke also participated on the panel of UBUNTU’s “Governance and Democracy: linking global and local needs in an interdependent world” workshop on 27 March, 2013, 11:30-14:00hrs.

FES at 2013 World Social Forum
Sustainability Blog Post by Sara Burke
Report WSF

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