In July 2017, a second set of countries presented their progress on the SDGs to the United Nations. Civil society (NGOs and other nonprofits) raised concerns on many fronts, including the shrinking space for diverse people’s voices, the degree of progress, and the rise in attacks on front line human rights defenders around the globe. The Temple of Understanding worked with the Women’s Major Group, mourning the deadly violence against women human rights defenders.
Sustainable development goals
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The 65th Annual DPI/NGO Conference Declaration was adopted by the conference on August 29, 2014. The TOU’s Grove Harris participated on the drafting team that worked to incorporate contributions to the document over the days of the conference and create a statement that can be used to move the work towards a transformative agenda forward.
The declaration called upon “all governments, agencies, corporations and individuals to deliver on their human rights obligations to over a billion people living in poverty, by committing the finances and political will necessary to achieve the MDGs.”
The MDGs adopted by the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 2000 committed nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty with timebound targets to be accomplished by 2015.