'It's time to build on development's positives, rather than singing an old and sad song about its failure. We are committed to becoming builders, by identifying agents and organisations doing great work, often at the margins and at great risk. Will you join us?'
'Even if having 17 goals has some pros as well as cons, then the 169 targets risk being un-implementable, to put to mildly. And this is too big a risk for the international community to take.'
Governments gather in Berlin today to pledge their support to a major new United Nations fund for responding to climate change in developing countries. If the new Green Climate Fund can do better than its predecessors at turning these pledges into actual deposits, it has the potential to reduce tensions in international climate negotiations at a critical moment.
Governments met in Geneva this week to negotiate on the zero draft of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, but failed to reach a consensus. Now negotiators need to identify leaders among them who have the vision and political capital to produce the ambitious agreement so desperately needed.
Twenty-five years after its inception, the Convention on the Rights of the Child is widely and systematically violated with near total impunity. We must throw our support behind the rising tide of protest and demand more from the institutions charged with defending children's rights.
Los gobiernos del G20 están dedicando 88 mil millones de dólares anuales a apoyar la exploración de combustibles fósiles a pesar del compromiso existente desde 2009 para ir eliminando los subsidios “ineficientes”. Seguir en esta dinámica no solo no tiene ningún sentido económico, sino que además puede ser potencialmente desastroso para el clima.
The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) recently brought together 75 delegates from 24 countries for its annual conference in Johannesburg. This blog looks at the key takeaways from this year's event on “value for money in public spending”.