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Fifth IRF Retreat, Nov 2014

Friday, 21 November, 2014 - 12:00
Sharing ideas at IRF retreat 5

A new Global Partnership for Development was the topic of the fifth Independent Research Forum on a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda (IRF2015) informal retreat in November 2014. The retreats provide an informal setting (under the 'Chatham House' rule) to discuss issues around the Post-2015 agenda, with the fifth retreat focusing on issues around implementation of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Retreat 5 - Summary

Authors: 
IRF2015

Key discussions from IRF2015's fifth informal retreat for member states, which took place in November 2014, are captured in this summary report. The retreat focused on A renewed global partnership for sustainable devlopment, and was supported by the governments of Colombia, Guyana, the Netherlands and Norway.

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Lessons learned from Millennium Development Goal 8: an overview

Authors: 
Sonya Suter
Organisation: 
WRI

This draft background paper, prepared for the fifth IRF2015 informal retreat, looks at the progress made on Goal 8 of the Millennium Development Goals and asks what lessons can be learned from these to inform the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular, Goal 17 on "means of implementation".

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A global partnership for sustainable development: essential ingredients

Authors: 
Alex Evans and Kitty van der Heijden
Organisation: 
freelance / WRI

This draft background paper, prepared for IRF2015's fifth informal retreat, focuses on questions of how the goals will be delivered - the "means of implementation".  The paper presents a perspective on what should ideally be captured in a Global Partnership for Sustainable Development (GPSD) as a minimum

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Regional perspectives on a global partnership for sustainable development

Authors: 
Masego Madzwamuse and Thabileng Mothabi
Organisation: 
OSISA

This draft background paper, prepared for the fifth IRF2015 informal retreat, provides an analysis of the regional perspectives on global partnership for sustainable development and highlights key messages and priorities identified by each of the five UN Member State regions (Asia-Pacific, OECD, Africa, Latin America and Small Islands Developing States), particularly in relation to Goal 17.

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