Global governance as ethical commitment – A new vision on solidarity for sustainable development

The missing goal: a new global governance for sustainable development One of the results of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, as presented in the outcome document entitled The Future We Want, was a mandate for the UN to establish an open working group to develop a set

A Dialogue on Foundational Values and Principles for the Sustainable Development Goals, UN DPI/NGO Conference, United Nations, New York

A dialogue on foundational values and principles for the sustainable development goals: learning from the peoples sustainability treaties. This workshop is organised as part of the 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference taking place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. Scope The workshop will be organised as a dialogue on

Are there workable normative worldviews for global governance?

This paper Are there workable normative worldviews for global governance – gaston Meskens was a contribution to the U4 Conference “Global Studies: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives” organised by the Ghent Centre for Global Studies on 28 June 2014. from the conference website: Global Studies is an inherently transnational and interdisciplinary field

A statement on Supporting a Stand-alone Goal on Equality towards the United Nations Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

A message from Deborah Rogers, President, IfE (Initiative for Equality). We urgently need your organization’s signature on a joint civil society statement to the UN, urging them not to delete the goal on equality from the new Sustainable Development Goals that are being drafted. As you may know, after the

Workshop – Converging on a peoples transformative agenda for sustainable development, Ramapo College, NJ, US

Background While the nations of the world tussled with the official documents and the statements and proclamations at the Rio+20 Summit, a vigorous Peoples’ Sustainability Treaties movement had begun to take shape—presenting an alternative, grass-roots view of what people think sustainable development might look like. The Peoples’ Sustainability Treaties (PST)

The right to be responsible

Discussion text published on the occasion of the Post-2015, Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals events, United Nations General Assembly, New York, September 2013 (Dutch version: read here) Since last year, I moderate a discussion about human rights among an international network of NGO’s. The discussion is part of

Het recht om verantwoordelijk te zijn

Vertaling van een discussietekst gepubliceerd ter gelegenheid van de ‘Post-2015’ –, ‘Millennium Development Goals’ – en ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ activiteiten in het kader van de United Nations General Assembly, New York, September 2013 (english version: read here) Sinds vorig jaar organiseer ik een discussie over mensenrechten binnen een internationaal netwerk

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