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Ida Manton and Raymond Saner, Diplomacy Dialogue, CSEND, Geneva-Skopje, 2017
As our world is globalizing by the day, so are the threats to security. The methodology for mutual cooperation suggested in the Helsinki Final Act is no longer enough and does not bring many of the existing conflicts to an end. The good faith of Helsinki that expected the countries to”…equally endeavour, in developing their cooperation, to improve the well-being of peoples and contribute to the fulfilment of their aspirations through, inter alia, the benefits resulting from increased mutual knowledge and from progress and achievement in the economic, scientific, technological, social, cultural and humanitarian fields”. What needs to be taken into consideration are the challenges when countries do not fulfil these expectations. This paper will look into the reasons for such non-compliant behaviours and offer ideas for possibilities to change such practices of non-compliance.
Report on OSCE Confidence Building in the Economic and Environmental Dimension published on 13 December 2017
Drafting Group: Christian Nünlist (principal author, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH, Zurich; Juhana Aunesluoma, Network for European Studies (NES), University of Helsinki & Benno Zogg, CSS, Zurich.
Published by OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, Vienna, December 2017, 37 pages
Ida Manton, representative of Diplomacy Dialogue in Skopje, contributed to this report by providing constructive feedback on an initial draft version of this report as member of the academic reflection group.
It is widely accepted that the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 Agenda) for the benefit of least developed countries will require boundary spanning by United Nations agencies, G20 countries and leading development nongovernmental organizations. Realization of the Sustainable Development Goals also requires cross-sector cooperation and crossinstitutional cooperation among international organizations mandated by G20 members to implement their own development strategies for the poor.
However, international organizations are not sufficiently equipped to deal with the cross-sector and cross-institutional cooperation needed to achieve the goals, commonly known as the SDGs. They also are often not at ease in cooperating with leading nongovernmental and philanthropic organizations – even when operating in the same policy space.
- Peace in Syria once warring parties reach exhaustion
- The 2030 Agenda: no poverty reduction without policy coherence
- Participation of Civil Society Organisations in the United Nations and in the Aid Effectiveness Discourse and Related Standard-Setting Negotiations
- Greening the World Trade Organization