Monthly Archives:: July 2014

When World Cup football imitates the MDGs

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The World Cup game between Brazil and Germany was quite similar to the Millennium Development Goals in several ways. In 2001, the MDGs came into effect.  Like yesterday’s game, they were eight goals. Last night, it was Germany, a developed country playing against Brazil, an emerging economy. Similarly, the MDGs represented a contract between the developed countries […]

When ‘informal’ meets the ‘formal’: The challenges for civil society groups engaging in the OWG process

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The 13th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals is not the only post2015 event taking place in New York during July. Away from the UN, civil society organization members seeking to influence the final document will be working together at meetings across the city, discussing the latest goals and targets and […]