Have your say: How should the cross-sector links in the SDGs change our thinking?


How should the cross-sector links in the SDGs change our thinking?

The new Sustainable Development Goals bring together sectors working on development, human rights, and the environment.  But do we truly understand how these different issues intersect? How do we begin to accept and address complexity? Does systems thinking help to make sense of the inter-connectedness?And how can we identify and leverage this new understanding for achievement of the SDGs?

We hope to feed the outcomes of these conversations into the Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership, to be hosted by Kenya, 28 November – 1 December 2016.

Weigh in with us on these queries, among the most important and powerful for our time  …



Our last conversation series was : Will the Post-2015 Agenda be a game-changer?

GVI Post2015GVI hosted thematic conversations from September to November. These revolved around the likely values-related systemic shifts to be generated by this global effort.  We heard from experts, practitioners and citizens on its potential impact for all


“Do you think the post-2015 mechanisms for multi-stakeholder engagement will usher in new modes of inclusive global governance?
” Will the focus on global partnership mean more equitable and meaningful collaboration on development goals?”
“Will development be truly holistic or will economic concerns prevail? What would compel change?”

We interviewed a range of actors and share their perspectives below.  The conversation continues on the GVI blog, newsletter and all social media through November.

????????????????? Interview with Mrs. Tamssam Florence, Regional Delegate for the Woman and the Family,  Douala, Cameroon





Gerald Pachoud Interview with Mr. Gerald Pachoud, Principal Officer in the Strategic Planning Unit,  Executive Office of the Secretary-General 





Gemma Burford 2013  GVI interviewed Gemma Burford of the University of Brighton on values indicators for post-    2015.  See the blog here.






See the interview with Mr Sivasubramanian Mutusamy, Proprietor, Nameshop, and President of the Internet Society Chennai, ICANN, India




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Interview with Ms. Jenna Slotin, Deputy Director for the post-2015 Initiative, UN Foundation







Blog interview with Otto Spijkers, Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Utrecht University






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