Paper analyzes Brazil position on the post-2015 agenda
The Deputy Director of the World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre), Layla Saad, has just published a working paper titled “Brazil and the post-2015 sustainable development goal agenda: what has it been defending so far?”. Click here to download it.
The paper presents the main principles underpinning the Brazil’s position in intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlights elements of the narrative of a key player in the global South where the sustainable development agenda holds enormous potential.
Brazil has played an active and at times leading role in the various post-2015/SDGs committees, working groups and overall intergovernmental negotiations. “Understanding Brazil’s perspective on what a post-2015/SDGs should entail provides insight into the possible priorities and positioning of other developing and emerging countries from the global South”, writes Ms. Saad in her paper.
The article is based on a set of guiding principles outlined and validated by the Government of Brazil’s Inter-ministerial Working Group (GTI) set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to build a common Brazilian position that could be used throughout the UN intergovernmental negotiations.