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[RED DEMOCRATICA] 3 agreements that would galvanize the SDGs


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December 12, 2014
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3 agreements that would galvanize the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals can be advanced by three broad agreements, write Homi Kharas and John McArthur, who is a senior fellow with the United Nations Foundation. "[I]f the process results in an agreement to establish minimum services for humanity, develop new global mechanisms for financing infrastructure, and define new accountability standards for governments and businesses, it would be a dramatic change from business-as-usual," they argue. Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.)/Up Front blog (12/9)
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