U.N. 2018 HLPF Sustainable Development Goals Peer Review Report
U.N. 2018 HLPF Sustainable Development Goals Peer Review Report Excerpt
Peer Review Report Dr. Denny Taylor, 2018 U.N. 2018 HLPF (Doc 1. V.1 2018) English
Author’s Note (Excerpted from Report)
This comparative analysis of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals is based on: 1) ethnographic observation and documentation of the U.N. 2018 HLPF; 2) participation in events during the U.N. General Assembly; 3) attendance at planning meetings for the HLPF and UNGA; and 4) a sociolinguistic analysis of the extensive documentation pertaining to the SDGs and the HLPF, including email communications, website presentations, official reports and papers, scientific research studies, and media coverage and commentary. My qualifications to conduct such an analysis can be found on my website, which includes papers that pertain specifically to the U.N. SDGs and Peacebuilding, as well as a 40 year retrospective of my research and my c.v. Briefly, my transdisciplinary research addresses field experience in regions of armed conflict and catastrophic events, plus fieldwork with families living in extreme poverty, impacted by opioid addiction, and racism, discrimination and gender inequality, parallel the work of many in HLPF.
U.N. SDGs are derived from entrenched, competing and often incompatible discourse communities in which the goals are framed by different ways of thinking and acting in the world.
U.N. SDGs have different values with regard to sustaining human life on the planet. They are however, interrelated and interdependent.
No U.N. SDG stands alone.
All U.N. SDGs are contingent and conditional on achieving Goal 6, the availability & sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 10 on inequality provides essential opportunities for cross-goal participation and is a transformative category fostering greater collaborative involvement working with both countries and NGOs to make the world safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 16 climate change, which is caused by human activity, is a imminent existential threat to all human societies and
In and between human societies, people’s ways of knowing are available for analysis through their social interactions and associated actions revealing their cultural, social, historical, biological (health, wellness, illness), philosophical, and religious engagement with the world.
The overarching question (QoQ) is: How can timely actions be undertaken at unprecedented and multiple geopolitical scales, when the issues involve people of widely differing and disconnected values, ethics, emotions, spiritual beliefs, levels of trust, interests and power?