Berlin: German Council for Sustainable Development
The current approach to governing the UN’s sustainable development work has a number of shortcomings. If improved, the UN could more ambitiously support national efforts for sustainable development in the remaining nine years until 2030. Even in the absence of large institutional reforms, an upwards spiral towards more ambitious and self-reflective reporting and learning could be initiated. However, the challenges ahead are complex. More ambitious UN reforms for include establishing a UN Sustainable Development Council – an upgraded and transformed ECOSOC.