• Annesha, I’m sorry. It’s a pity that in India, women’s day means gifts. I meant better.
    As for shortcomings in EU sovereignty, what in my opinion is important aren’t present laws or regulatory system or resistance by member States to surrender their particular powers but what EU represent for the future. For instance, the EURO as a currency…[Read more]

  • Thanks Dagny for your comments.

    Dear Annesha, you say “…Can UN compel that sovereign country?. International law says “NO” because sovereignty makes every country equal & unquestionable by any organization…”.

    What about European Union example?. All member states resigned some of their sovereignty to a common government and law. Countries are…[Read more]

  • Hi Annesha.

    I’m going to tell you what I think about non-compliance of SDG.

    First of all, I’d ask if they’re achievable and complementary.

    If for instance we ask for both economic growth, limit on resources consumption and fight against Climate Change, we may be trying to implement aims that aren’t possible and complementary. They’re…[Read more]

  • luissega replied to the topic Contribution of UK & UNDP in the forum Peer Review 1 month ago

    As for Spain, it contributed to UNDP in 2015 (core contributors)

    Spain USD 5,482,456 more than wealthier Italy with USD 4,575,163

    In 2016 I haven’t found contributions of Spain being Italy’s EUR 5,000,000 (USD 5,549,390)

    I think we should fare better.

  • I’ll try to draw some guidelines to implement SDG:

    – Poverty and hunger can be limited or avoided by reducing children per couple if necessary by law. Couples in poor countries (women and men) with two or three children can’t have more children (sterilization?). Besides, national healthcare services should have sufficient high level and resources…[Read more]

  • I can’t bring any comprehensive plan to implement SDG worldwide but I think we should prioritize these goals.

    For instance what is urgent is to limit poverty, heealthcare and hunger (goal 1, 2 and 3). In a technified world a good education is needed (goal 4).

    Goals 7 to 8 and 12 have to do with economic conditions and challenges, whereas

    Goals…[Read more]

  • Dear Annesha, to answer your questions, let’s go to what in my opinion should be made to attain SDG goals in India:

    You’ve said:

    … “according to the recent Credit Suisse report, the richest 1 per cent Indians now own 58.4 per cent of the country’s wealth”.

    … “India has the world’s largest youth population, with 354.4 million people aged bet…[Read more]

  • You say Annesha

    “India can follow other models, but it need to reduce poverty, hunger, & provide shelter to every people first. Otherwise, if one country falls behind, then that country will pull the whole world behind”.

    Surely, it must adapt its policies to reduce disparities but without forgetting a historical perspective. Crisis aren’t…[Read more]

  • Thnaks Annesha for your compliments. I can tell you what happened when the Euro was created.

    Maastrict Treaty enacted on february 7 1982 required as common criteria for countries joining the Eurozone three limits as from January 1 1999, after a three year adptation period. They were called the “convergence criteria” within the UEM (MONETARY AND…[Read more]

  • I wonder and worry that donor State aid programs be linked to other agreements (arms purchases, preferential commercial agreements) with recipient States. If so, it may seem somehow corrupted. I think aid should be made only by Non-government agencies, without direct or indirect links to governments, instead, and properly audited by UN.
    Another…[Read more]

  • May I make another contribution with no regard to crime and fire-arms or personal responsibility?

    You say Annesha that “…half the households (in India) are dependent on land (agriculture had 48.9 per cent of employment share in 2011-12)…”

    A big part of India’s problem may be this. In Western world, no such figure is present. In fact, it was…[Read more]

  • I’ve never heard of India as an industrial and exporter powerhouse and never of China as religious-motivated. Hinduism and Budism were born in India, Islam counts with many people there but China sounds as materialistic, specially with Communism. Those two factors work at India’s disadvantatge even if culturally speaking, Religion is a big asset…[Read more]

  • Annesha

    Part 1 of your explanation seems to do with rural activities: smaller lands available, insufficient to nourish farmers year on year, increasing rural young population and youth unemployment and unequal women’s rights, At a glance, if is catastrophic but to have a broader picture we should:
    a) Compare it with China. They also have a big…[Read more]

  • Annesha, I’m sad for your comments and views about India and India’s future but i’m also a bit astonished. I think you only see a part of India, very big, sure, backward, lazy and ignorant but maybe not the one that will drive the country, more dinamic and smarter:

    You say

    “They don’t know how to use technology, neither want to learn about i…[Read more]

  • Yes, but if there’s no inflation (apart from financial and real-estate bubbles which are present yet) how can you reduce your real debt with it? With high competition (a result of globalization) you can’t have common items inflation. And there’s another question: a debt of a country is anether’s credit but if we’re all indebted, we all should…[Read more]

  • Yes, but take care. Gold, for instance, is not a suitable material backing for money. Remember that before WW2 Gold-standard proved ruinous (see the Big Depression) and farther along the XVI and XVII Spanish Empire believed it was wealthy with the colonies Gold, when in fact it was on the path to bankruptcy. Money must have production itsel as…[Read more]

  • Hi

    Don’t you think some sort of overall economic and financial balance must also be taken into account within the SDG framework? Former European Central Bank Mr Trichet has lately voiced his alarm about enormous International private and public Debt and foresees States won’t be able to act against crises. If so, SDG goals will be unattainable.…[Read more]

  • Resources can only come from economic activity and it must be healthy not a bubble. These resources would represent some sort of taxes channeling money to elderly or ill people.
    UN cannot steal participant States resources but it SHOULD somewhat force them to implement legal rules to protect their own needed people.
    Otherwise, citizens’…[Read more]

  • Annesha, you say:

    “Think about 3rd world or developing countries. Think about India. For example, people belonging from driver class, or labour class, delivery persons. They want to retire, but can’t because they earn daily & if they stop working, they will go to bed hungry. Physically, they are unfit for work, but circumstances is compelling t…[Read more]

  • Hello Annesha.

    Glad to talk to you again. This topic is proving really fruitful and I congratulate for it.

    Thank you all.

    Anyway, please, let’s forget for a time UK or USA SDG involvement, let’s forget also SDG principles and what UK, USA o Europe does or can do for global development. In the short run, this is important, sure. But longer…[Read more]

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