USCIB has updated its comparative matrix of the proposed goals and targets in the reports by the Post-2015 High-level Panel, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and the UN Global Compact to include Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s report, which will serve as the basis for post-2015 discussions. The first three reports reviewed in this matrix were alldelivered to the Secretary General and served as input to his report, A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and advancing the UN development agenda beyond 2015, to the September 2013 General Assembly Special Event on the MDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
While USCIB sees useful elements in some of the proposals, it does not endorse any of the suggested goals and is developing business recommendations to the UN for consideration as the SDGs are elaborated.
Common thematic elements in the reports include:
- a continued focus and effort on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (i.e. the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, education, and empowering women)
- a focus on governance and enabling frameworks (i.e. transparency, accountability, access to information and participation)
- goals specifically referencing common environmental issues (i.e. water, natural resources, biodiversity and sanitation)
- a major focus on curbing climate change and ensuring sustainable energy
- an emphasis on economic growth through modernizing infrastructure and technology
Click here to download the updated comparative matrix.