Sustainable Development: Post-2015 Implications A closer look at the SDG and MDG processes

Synopsis
The objective of this paper was to analyze the emerging scope of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the successor development instrument to the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) which are scheduled to end by 2015. The top priorities of the stakeholders involved in the processes include poverty eradication, water sanitation, energy, economic growth, green growth, governance, and employment. Current trends appear to favour a progression of the shaping and negotiation process which goes beyond the established MDG goals.

"The Expert Negotiator" 4th Edition

“The success of a negotiation is not a coincidence, but the result of careful planning. A person who has reflected and written about negotiations is Raymond Saner, a professor at the University of Basel in Switzerland, and lecturer at the prestigious Institute of Political Science of Paris (Sciences Po ). He has been for more than 20 years a consultant to the United Nations on the impact of globalization. These topics and challenges brought him to Bolivia, where he worked with dedication and left with many friends and colleagues.”

Global Economic Governance from the Perspective of a “Small State”

Global Economic Governance from the Perspective of a “Small State” - Economic Diplomacy of Switzerland

Published by the Economic Diplomacy Programme, SAIIA, Occasional Paper, No 124, November 2012.

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Alternative policy options instead of war and invasion of Iraq

Alternative policy options instead of war and invasion of Iraq
(article written in German for Newspaper Die Welt, 2003)

Development Diplomacy and Partnerships for Social Policy at the Time of PRSPs: The Case of Decent Work

Raymond Saner & Emanuele Sapienza

Abstract: In 2002, the International Labour Organization (ILO) decided to start an initiative aimed at increasing the Decent Work content of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) originally developed by the World Bank and the IMF. As the ILO Governing Body concluded its consideration of work in this area (March 2008), the present paper reviews the ILO experience from a partnership-building and development diplomacy point of view. The paper argues that, while significant progress has been achieved, there is a need to take the process one step forward in order to trigger a significant reframing of the PRSP debate and a shifting of its boundaries. This step will involve a partial repositioning of the ILO’s partnership building within the PRSP process and an effort to move beyond the traditional tripartite constituency of the ILO and build more systematic alliances with other segments of the national civil society as well as global poverty reduction advocacy groups.