The activist and founder of Foundation GESTOS, Alessandra Nilo, recently in a speech, unveiled different points of views and opinions on the situation and responsibilities of the new sustainable development objectives.
Among the main points that were highlighted, Alessandra proposed the creation of a National Commission for the sustainable development objectives, which includes multiple spaces for the participation of civil society. Also it must have deliberative efficiency and financial resources for its implementation.
“Today, listening to the speeches during the first session of the summit, it is clear that we gathered not only to celebrate the adoption of this historic agenda, but to reflect on the critical task in front of us: the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for the sustainable development, indicators of inclusion, empowerment of all people, transparency, promotion and guarantee of rights”, said Alessandra.
The diagnosis of the 2030 Agenda is clear: policies aligned with financial deregulation, public borrowing, and increased pollution, for example, only expand inequality, increasing poverty, violence and social dissatisfaction. Taxes to the financial system, to implement a progressive tax policy and forced legally to national and transnational corporations act under the scope of the human and environmental rights are actions required for now, if we want to change for the next fifteen years.
In the coming months it is necessary to build ambitious indicators and civil society should participate in the construction of these indicators. The end of all forms of violence based on gender and sexual orientation, as well as the murders of the indigenous population, black youth and violence against girls and boys, are commitments that have to be met immediately by the Government of Brazil.
The definition of the different responsibilities between the State, civil society and private sectors will be essential for the implementation of the sustainable development objectives, requiring strategies to stimulate Governments of States (provinces or departments) and municipalities to also establish rules for induction policies and sustainable business
The Agenda 2030 commitment has been agreed at the UN, but its will be seen through the years. And in this case, the Agenda has a process of monitoring that t includes civil society.