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Debate Remains Over Whether SDGs Can ‘Push Development Forward’

New York Times: At the U.N., a Free-for-All on Setting Global Goals
Eduardo Porter, New York Times columnist

“…[F]or all the good intentions, the breathtakingly ambitious enterprise [of international agreement on post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals] might have a hard time overcoming not just the narrower priorities of the world’s nation-states but also natural skepticism about the value of such development goals. … [D]ivergent views highlight an essential question: Can common targets actually push development forward?…” (5/6).

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