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[24 WashIntlLJ0571] The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as Drafted: Nice Idea, Poor Execution

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dc.contributor.author Pogge, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Sengupta, Mitu
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-16T20:59:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-16T20:59:31Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06
dc.identifier.citation 24 WASH. INT'L. L.J. 571 (2015) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1498
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 24, Number 3, June 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract Thomas Pogge is Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Mitu Sengupta is Associate Professor of Politics at Ryerson University. Abstract: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is scheduled to adopt its 2015-2030 development agenda in September 2015: the Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations Open Working Group (OWG) on the SDGs set a draft of this agenda before the UNGA in September 2014. Despite clear positives, this draft fails to take advantage of the SDGs’ non-binding and aspirational nature to encourage global leaders to set aside short-term gain in order to invest in a sustainable future. Specifically, the draft ought to identify actors responsible for specific achievements, to envision structural reforms in the global institutional order, to provide for objective and precise progress measurement, and to include stronger human rights language. In addition, particular goals and their means of implementation should be redrafted or strengthened to ensure that they project their full moral force and appeal. A better pact is possible; the UNGA must adopt goals reflecting a genuine commitment to a livable future for all. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [24 WashIntlLJ0571] The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as Drafted: Nice Idea, Poor Execution en_US
dc.title.alternative The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as Drafted: Nice Idea, Poor Execution en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2015 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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