CIC on Global Development

While achieving agreement on a set of coherent goals for the post-2015 development framework will not be simple in itself, their implementation will be an even more critical challenge.

At the ninth session of the Open Working Group (OWG), a debate emerged, largely between developed and developing countries, on the application of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) to the SDGs. Developing countries posited that CBDR should apply to the post-2015 development agenda. Meanwhile, developed countries responded that the concept is rooted in environmental frameworks and is not applicable to the SDGs.

Mar 21, 2014
Shelley Ranii

Last month, CIC Senior Fellow Alex Evans was invited to speak to senior UK government officials about the links and overlaps between four key multilateral processes that will absorb the international community next year:

- The SDGs agenda, which will in September 2015 decide what should follow the Millennium Development Goals, which expire next year;

- The WTO’s next Ministerial summit, in December 2015;

- The crucial UNFCCC climate summit in Paris in the same month; and

Mar 17, 2014
Ashley Skiles

When the UN’s 8th Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals met in February to discuss conflict, governance, and the rule of law, it was clear that there were different views on how to frame the links between peace and development in the post-2015 agenda.

On the topic of gender equality, admirable progress seems to have been made in the Eighth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) discussion of “Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women’s empowerment.” As the Co-Chairs’ concluding remarks and

Feb 25, 2014
Shelley Ranii