Voices of NGOs on Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture for Sustainable Development and achieving the MDGs.

2014-01-06T15:35:14Z (GMT) by Marga Gual soler

This paper summarizes the views, concerns and policy recommendations raised by NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC on the 2013 Annual Ministerial Review theme: "Science, technology, innovation and culture for sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)." As the 2015 MDGs deadline is fast approaching, NGOs perform a critical analysis of successes and failures of global development strategies, as well as contributing to the debate on the post-2015 agenda and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The recommendations presented here serve as complementary reference to the Ministerial declaration adopted at the end of the 2013 ECOSOC High-Level Segment, which provides policy guidance and recommendations for action