The EADI NORDIC Conference 2017 aims to address a series of challenges in development (policy, research, practices) in a multi-polar world.
Twenty years after sustainable development has been adopted by the international community at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the agenda was re-introduced at the 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The main outcome was a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets that replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the next phase of global development until 2030. The major shift is that the SDGs are emphasised as universal in scope; all governments have to implement green economy strategies in order to meet the goals for their countries and regions and address the three dimensions of sustainability: social, economic and environmental. This fundamental disruption should be recognised as a wake-up call to finally rethink current inequalities and boundaries in innovative and inclusive ways. Although there are, inevitably, multiple challenges to peaceful, inclusive, just and sustainable global development, the moment is ripe for taking them up.
ECDPM’s Luckystar Miyandazi will make a presentation on ‘Gender targeted tax policies to financing the sustainable development goals in Africa.‘