NEW BOOK – Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development Volume 7: Interlinking Major Sustainable Development Events to Embrace Policy Coherence and Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
Today, the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development announced the release of Volume 7: Interlinking Major Sustainable Development Events to Embrace Policy Coherence and Implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Felix Dodds, Secretary of the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development and Director of Research and Development of Multilateral Policies and International Affairs at the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainable Solutions Service (RMWSSS) at Arizona State University, and a Fellow at Stakeholder Forum, coordinated the launch of the publication through his publishing company New World Frontiers.
“We are excited to announce the seventh volume of this series of books produced by the Friends group,” said Dodds. “The book is an invaluable resource that includes chapters written by nearly a dozen experts working within the UN system on a range of issues whose perspectives are crucial for anyone working to advance sustainable development at the global level.”
The book includes content from presentations delivered by speakers at the workshop titled “Building Momentum for a Successful Interlinked Set of UN Conferences and Events in 2023.” The chapters are written by leaders from Member States, UN bodies, academia, NGOs and other key stakeholder groups and provide valuable content for any individuals or organizations engaged in UN conferences and events in 2023 and 2024.
The chapters in particular focus on the interlinkages between the major UN conferences of 2023 and in particular: UN Water Conference, the SDG Summit, the UN Climate Sumit, the Sendai Review and the Food System Stock Taking Moment.
The book – both in paperback and for Kindle – is now available for purchase on Amazon.
It is also available free on the Friends of Governance website which is to enable developing countries access to the ideas that are reflected in the book. The book and other resources are available here.
The Friends Group is coordinated by the governments of Germany, Morocco, Indonesia, Nigeria, Romania, and the Republic of Korea, the secretariat being provided by the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service (RMWSSS) at Arizona State University and Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future. The Friends Group aims to create an informal space for Member States and other leaders working within the United Nations to discuss governance-related issues.
Secretariat support for the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development is provided by the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainable Solutions Service (RMWSSS) at Arizona State University and Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future.
The Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development is an informal government group created in the autumn of 2011. The main objective of the Friends group is to create an informal space for governments to have discussions among themselves, supported by expert papers, on issues relating to good governance and the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD) in relation to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on a rich tradition of ˜Friends of Groups” in New York which serves as a useful informal space for governments to discuss ideas and papers relating to a particular topic. The Group is chaired by the governments of Germany, Morocco, Nigeria, Republic of Korea and Romania.
The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service empowers businesses, governments and NGOs to drive impactful change through actionable knowledge and innovation. It serves as an access point to 600+ transdisciplinary scientists and scholars across the ASU ecosystem. The organization convenes this knowledge network to understand what is possible and develop actionable strategies, transformative pilot programs and scalable systems that solve some of the most audacious and complex sustainability challenges.
Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future is an international non-governmental organization that has, for more than 25 years, been a bridge between stakeholders of all kinds and the intergovernmental forums where sustainable development - in particular the environment and issues related to its good governance are debated, global goals are established, and strategies mapped out. Its work aims to enhance open, accountable, and participatory decision-making and good governance for sustainable development through the continuous involvement and participation of stakeholders in these forums, and in the action that flows from their work. SF’s most recent contributions include ‘Countdown to the UN SDG Summit 2023’ webinar series consists of eight 90 to 120-minute expert panels – with stakeholder participation – in the run-up to the September 2023 SDG Summit, and a series of think-pieces and knowledge-enhancing papers – the SDG2030 Series.
New World Frontiers is a publishing house that focuses on sustainable development around the intergovernmental process. It publishes papers and books that advance the global understanding of how sustainable development can bring about change. New World Frontiers is run by people who have been engaged in the intergovernmental process at the United Nations, its related Agencies and Programmes and its legally binding Conventions.