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SDGs: the people's agenda

15 March 2016

Ahead of the appointment of a new UN Secretary-General later this year, UNA-UK has launched 'Sustainable Development Goals: the people’s agenda'.

With a foreword from Ban Ki-moon, this report is the third in a series of UNA-UK publications on the post-2015 development agenda.The report shifts the focus from ‘promise’ to ‘practice’ as states develop national plans to implement the Goals. It equips policymakers, practitioners and interested observers with insights on how to make the Goals a reality, particularly for the world’s most vulnerable people.

The report contains analysis and recommendations from 50 expert contributors, including:

  • Ela Bhatt, Founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association of India; member of The Elders 
  • Mark Lattimer, Executive Director, Minority Rights Group International
  • Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme
  • Claire Melamed, Director of Poverty and Inequality, Overseas Development Institute
  • José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women; UN Under-Secretary-General
  • Jamie Drummond, Executive Director and Global Strategy, ONE
  • Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations, and Partnerships, World Bank
  • Mark Goldring, CEO, Oxfam GB
  • Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

The publication is available in hard copy, PDF and via our easily-navigable online resource.

For more information, please contact Isabelle Younane on or 020 7766 3451.