We need to upgrade the United Nations: towards a more effective sustainable development governance

Wieczorek-Zeul, Heidemarie / Silke Weinlich / Imme Scholz / Lisi Maier / Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel / Marianne Beisheim
External Publications (2021)

published on IISD SDG Knowledge Hub, 22.03.2021

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The authors call for the forthcoming report of the UN Secretary-General, 'Our Common Agenda,' to specify the necessary steps toward establishing more effective, agile and accountable sustainable development governance by the UN. In addition to welcoming moderate reforms, the analysts argue that "riding things out" is not an option when the need for action is so pressing. A UN Sustainable Development Council – created by upgrading and transforming ECOSOC – could become the centerpiece of more ambitious reforms.

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