Exploring new policy pathways: How to overcome obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Organization(s): Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Year: 2018
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Building on the content of the previous reports, the Spotlight Report 2018 dives more deeply into the policies, resources and actions that will actually be necessary to implement the 2030 Agenda, based in part on proposals and ideas that have already been discussed or attempted in different parts of the world. It highlights policies and approaches which depart from business-as-usual and prioritize fulfilment of human rights and respect for planetary boundaries.

This year’s report consists of three parts: The first part contains two overview articles which summarize key findings of the contributions to this report and messages from national ‘spotlight reports’. The second part focuses in five chapters on cross-cutting policy reform areas that demonstrate the interlinkages between various SDGs, the need to ‘de-silo’ current policy approaches, and to promote policies that are genuinely coherent in the interest of sustainable development, human rights and gender justice. The third part includes 17 brief ‘Spotlights on the SDGs’ highlighting selected examples of good or bad policies regarding specific goals.

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