(1) Omits state-led monitoring based on inclusive, transparent and participatory based- monitoring altogether;(2) Fails to provide assistance and funds to fragile and Least Developed States earmarked for monitoring;(3) Fails to involve NGO’s and private sector partners who could assist in the monitoring process;(4) Delays the review or SDG 16 and SDG 17, which are integral parts of the overall SDG goal.
We detail our concerns in the a discussion paper available at: http://www.csend.org/images/articles/files/Discussion_Paper_RS_LY3.pdf
We should proceed speedily with the best possible framework, aiming for equity and sustainability. We ask the Representatives of United Nations (UN) Member States, Members of the UN Major Groups, UN colleagues, academics and concerned Citizens representing civil society and the private sector partners to take remedial action at once.
Raymond Saner, Lichia Yiu and Beris GwynneGeneva, 27th March 2016