Reports and papers

Foreign Ministries, SDG Diplomacy and the Private Sector

26 Apr 2018 - 16:58
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How much of a diplomatic challenge are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Public–private partnerships that are necessary to reach the targets of the UN 2030 Agenda pose a real test for governments, more specifically ministries of foreign affairs. The diplomatic effectiveness of governments supporting the SDGs depends on better relations with corporate counterparts.

This Working Paper (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) by Ries Kamphof and Jan Melissen deals with this important issue, readily recognised by practitioners but not receiving sufficient attention in the debate and emerging literature on SDGs.