Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017
Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development New York, 19 July 2017: "On the last official day of the UN High-Level Political Forum, civil society express concern that ‘vision without implementation is hallucination’. Despite soaring rhetoric, glossy reports and slick presentations, the fact remains that implementation on the ground is “stalled”, as highlighted in a series of civil society national reports as part of the global Spotlight Report initiative.
Increasingly, civil society is expressing concern that the SDGs are being used not as a roadmap for social, economic and environmental transformation, but as a vehicle to entrench inequitable power relations." (Photo: Assembly Debates Achieving Sustainable Development Goals/ United Nations Photos/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)