Corporate Capture of the International Development Agenda and why the SDGs cannot stop it

Member States of the United Nations (UN) have set 2015 as the year when they chart a new course for humanity. After nearly three years of consultations and intergovernmental negotiations, Heads of State and Governments adopted the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” on September 24, 2015. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon describes this as “a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind.”

However, many people’s organizations and movements are more cautious if not skeptical. This collection of articles produced by the Campaign for Peoples Goals for Sustainable Development (CPGSD) and IBON International illuminates why. It reflects the lived experience of indigenous peoples, small farmers and peasants, migrants, and ordinary citizens from various regions of the global south under the neoliberal mode of development – the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) notwithstanding. It also critically examines the prospects of achieving the new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the 2030 Agenda in the face of dominant trends in government policies and practices.

The publication serves as a timely and urgent reminder to advocates and governments alike that the people will not be placated by lofty pledges and grand declarations. For as long as the structural roots of poverty, inequality, exclusion and environmental destruction are not addressed; for as long as the failed and unjust economic and political system remains intact; there will be reason for people to resist and to struggle for an alternative future.

Click here to download a copy of the ebook.

  • Rate this item
    (0 votes)
  • Published in Opinions
  • Read 3078 times


  • cazino online

    cazino online

    Comment Link Monday, 25 September 2017 15:19 - top Pokies sites
    casino in Canada

  • Ffvgadjume


    Comment Link Sunday, 24 September 2017 19:23

    generic cialis soft
    buy cialis
    brand name only cialis
    cialis online ’

  • DerrickNup


    Comment Link Friday, 22 September 2017 23:57

    cheap prices for cialis
    cialis buy
    cialis pills australia
    online cialis
    buy cialis in canada online

  • AgustinHah


    Comment Link Thursday, 21 September 2017 14:08

    mattress toppers sale mattress sales near me 60614 best rated crib mattress 2016 consumer reviews best mattresses 2016
    costco mattresses 2016 mattress firm sales manager salary consumer reports mattress reviews 2014 safest crib mattress 2017
    what are the best rated mattresses for 2016 best mattresses for back pain 2015 wikipedia mattress size mattresses on sale this week carlsbad

    foam mattress toppers on sale best foam crib mattresses 2016 costco mattress topper gel foam cal king best memory foam mattress 2017
    mattresses for sale in ocala fl casper mattress reviews 2017 mattress size and dimensions 2016 top crib mattresses
    mattress firmness for children mattresses maine us vs uk mattress sizes full size mattress dimensions cm

  • JamesFlami


    Comment Link Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:46

    payday loans

  • Derricksmach


    Comment Link Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:08

    canadian drugs
    Canadian Drugs
    Top Rated Online Canadian Pharmacies
    Canadian Online Pharmacies
    lloyds pharmacy online

  • Arthurbex


    Comment Link Monday, 18 September 2017 22:31

    canadian pharmacy viagra
    pharmacy direct
    reputable canadian online pharmacies
    online pharmacies in usa
    List of Safe Online Pharmacies

  • DonnieCaw


    Comment Link Monday, 18 September 2017 07:39

    cialis buy india
    cialis online pharmacy
    cialis cheap prescription
    cialis online canada pharmacy
    cheapest generic cialis online

  • Clintontak


    Comment Link Sunday, 17 September 2017 16:17

    real viagra online uk
    buy viagra 100mg
    buy viagra nepal
    viagra 100mg
    can i buy viagra in korea

  • don peter

    don peter

    Comment Link Saturday, 16 September 2017 19:24

    I got my already programmed and blanked ATM card to
    withdraw the maximum of $5,000 daily for a maximum of 12 moths via (
    I am so happy about this because i got mine last week and I have used it to get $150,000. the icard development is giving
    out the card just to help the poor and needy though it is illegal but it
    is something nice and he ALSO GIVE LOAN AT THE RATE OF 2%. get yours from the icard development! Just send an email
    to ( or watsapp on +16315383658.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

back to top