Hunger in Africa continues to rise after many years of decline, threatening the continent's hunger eradication efforts to meet the Malabo Goals 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2).
The world must get serious about matching multilateral money with multilateral needs, and devote at least 2% of world income to global public goods. And the time has come to think again about new global taxes, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs.
World leaders will meet in Geneva next week to start negotiating a new international law to ensure companies respect human rights and the environment in their global operations. But a lack of support from European governments is putting this vital United Nations treaty at risk.
Three years after its adoption, most governments have failed to turn the proclaimed transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda into real policies. But despite the many gloomy trends, there is still room for change, writes Jens Martens for IPS news.
While the USA and China are stepping into one the potential biggest fights on trade measures in decades, Friends of the Earth Europe is presenting concrete proposals for an innovative trade agenda that serves citizens and the environment.