Good governance and the rule of law at the national and international levels are essential for sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth, sustainable development and the eradication of poverty and hunger. Rio 20 reaffirmed that there are different approaches, visions, models and tools available to each country, in accordance with its national circumstances and priorities, to achieve sustainable development in its three dimensions which is our overarching goal. The implementation of sustainable development goals will depend on a global partnership for sustainable development with the active engagement of governments, as well as civil society, the private sector, and the United Nations system.A robust mechanism of implementation review will be essential for the success of the SDGs., Joshua Kurlantzick tells the story of the CIA’s covert war in Laos during the Vietnam War. He further uses the Laos war as a prism to examine the CIA’s operations in the global war on terror today. strategic interests in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, despite the fact that the Laos war might have reduced U. He examines how the country became, surprisingly, a U. policy priority, and analyzes why and how the CIA was able to build the war into one of the biggest covert operations in U. Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia Joshua Kurlantzick tells the story of Operation Momentum, the CIA’s covert plan, and four individuals who were instrumental in creating an army of ethnic Hmong to fight communist forces in Laos . There is a need to take urgent steps to improve the quality, coverage and availability of disaggregated data to ensure that no one is left behind. Sustainable Development Goals are accompanied by targets and will be further elaborated through indicators focused on measurable outcomes.They are action oriented, global in nature and universally applicable.It also reaffirmed the commitment to the full implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 20112020 (Istanbul Programme of Action), the Almaty Programme of Action: Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries, the political declaration on Africas development needs and the New Partnership for Africas Development.
It resolved to take further effective measures and actions, in conformity with international law, to remove obstacles and constraints, strengthen support and meet the special needs of people living in areas affected by complex humanitarian emergencies and in areas affected by terrorism. In order to monitor the implementation of the SDGs, it will be important to improve the availability of and access to data and statistics disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts to support the support the monitoring of the implementation of the SDGs.
It reaffirmed the importance of freedom, peace and security, respect for all human rights, including the right to development and the right to an adequate standard of living, including the right to food and water, the rule of law, good governance, gender equality, womens empowerment and the overall commitment to just and democratic societies for development.
It also reaffirmed the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as other international instruments relating to human rights and international law. The OWG underscored that the global nature of climate change calls for the widest possible cooperation by all countries and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response, with a view to accelerating the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Micah Zenko, “Transferring CIA Drone Strikes to the Pentagon,” Council on Foreign Relations Policy Innovation Memorandum, April 16, 2013.
Matt Apuzzo and Mark Mazzeti, “Deep Support in Washington for the CIA’s Drone Missions,” (New York: Anchor Books, 2007).
The Outcome document of the September 2013 special event to follow up efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals reaffirmed, inter alia, the determination to craft a strong post-2015 development agenda.