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European Parliament: SDG proof?
In September 2015 leaders from all around the world adopted the new Agenda 2030, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The European Commission is currently working on an EU Roadmap about the implementation of the new 2030 Agenda and the European Parliament discussed the follow-up and state of play of the Agenda on the 10th of May in Strasbourg. However, how were the SDGs actually received in the European Parliament? We selected an overview of the most ambitious draft opinions, amendments and reports. - 02-06-2016

Universal SDGs: an universal challenge
‘Development is also about us and not just about the South anymore’, according to Imme Scholtz from the German Development Institute, ‘the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) apply on all of us’. On 2 and 3 May in Paris, the OECD and the World Research Institute (WRI) organized a comprehensive workshop on the implementation of the SDGs throughout OECD countries. In this implementation process, the OECD focused on applying the policy tool of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) to achieve the SDGs. - 01-06-2016

SDGs: are we Ready for Change?
According to the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen , the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should focus on the ‘poorest of the poor’ and assessments of the impact of all new policy measures on the SDGs should be undertaken. These are but a few of the take-aways of the ‘Ready for Change?’conference, which was held on 19 May 2016 in Science Center NEMO in Amsterdam. After the presentation of the ‘Ready for Change?’ publication, the implementation of the goals was discussed by an expert panel. Eight different SDG themes were tackled during the afternoon workshop programme, after which the conference was closed by an interview on the political dimension of the SDGs. - 30-05-2016

Ready for Change? publication presented to Christiaan Rebergen
On the 19 May 2016, the first official copy of the 'Ready for Change? Global Goals at home and abroad’  publication was presented to Christiaan Rebergen, Director-General International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by Partos Executive Director Bart Romijn. The presentation took place at the international 'Ready for Change?' conference in Science Center NEMO in Amsterdam. In response to the report, Rebergen held a speech on the importance of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), both in the Netherlands and abroad. - 23-05-2016

Align trade agreements with Global Goals, say MEPs Caldentey and Zahradil
Lola Sánchez Caldentey (GUE/NGL) and Jan Zahradil (ECR) call on the European Commission to align EU trade instruments with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Interestingly, these proposals were done on behalf of both the Committee on Development and the Committee on International Trade. The MEPs also call for more action on affordable medicines. - 22-04-2016

EU trade policies should incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals!
MEP Jan Zahradil (ECR), member of the European Parliament Committee on Development (DEVE), pledges to include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in EU trade policies.  - 15-02-2016

Ready for Change: Global Goals at home and abroad
Dutch policy: SDG-proof? - 28-01-2016

The Global Goals (SDGs) for more Fair Policies!
Last week the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted. These new goals replace the Millennium Development Goals. But what impact will this agenda have on the developing countries? How will the global goals be implemented? - 30-09-2015

The road towards the Sustainable Development Goals
On the 1st of April 2015, 11.11.11, in collaboration with MO magazine, organised the ‘Think Global Day.’ On the menu for this day were the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): how can we make them as ambitious and achievable as possible? - 13-04-2015