Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017: Reclaiming policies for the public

Civil Society Reflection Group

This shadow report counters the official discussions at the UN headquarters, providing its own comprehensive and independent assessment of the implementation of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), based on experiences and reports by national and regional groups and coalitions from all parts of the world. The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and its collaborators have expressed concern about growing corporate influence over the sustainable development agenda. This report criticizes the way that States and the UN system are privileging corporate-led ‘fixes’ such as unfettered privatization and public-private-partnerships (PPPs), which have led to an unprecedented accumulation of individual wealth and increasing market concentration.

Please read the full report here.