Interview with Mariam Yunusa on the importance of SDG localisation

sef: insight 7|2017

During the Habitat III conference in 2016, for the first time, African Heads of State spoke with one voice on the issue of urbanisation. How was that position achieved? Why is localisation so important for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Mariam Yunusa, former Director of the World Urban Forum, shared her views with sef: on the occasion of the Bonn Symposium 2017 and draws the picture of what a truly sustainable city would look like. The interview is also available as a video

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UN Treaty on business and human rights 

NEW GG-SPOTLIGHT PUBLISHED

The United Nations started negotiating a possible legally binding treaty on business and human rights in 2014.The last session of the UN working group in October 2017 discussed, for the first time, elements of a possible treaty.  In the current edition of our Global Governance Spotlight series, Carlos López analyses the state of the negotiations and crucial challenges. 

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sef: Bonn Symposium 2017

Local partnerships to implement Agenda 2030 worldwide

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In December 2017, sef: hosted, together with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global gGmbH, the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and other supporters, its annual Bonn Symposium. More than 120 experts discussed good examples of partnerships within and between municipalities worldwide. Read the conference report and have a look at the speakers’ presentations.

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sef: insights 7-9|2017

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On the sidelines of the Bonn Symposium 2017 we had the chance to interview three international experts on local SDG implementation.

Mariam Yunusa, former Director of the World Urban Forum, speaks about why it is so important to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through local partnerships. Tasneem Essop elaborates on her motivation for the founding of the Energy Democracy Initiative in South Africa. And Abdihakim Ainte explains how he plans to equip young Somalis with better prospects for their future by conveying the SDGs. 

Read the interviews here!

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