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Globalization and the International Development Agenda: The interactions between the United Nations and global civil society during the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals

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Yasmin Almeida Lobato Morais

Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, BR
About Yasmin
Yasmin Morais is an International Relations graduate (Boston University/Universidade Anhembi Morumbi) whose research focuses on the role and influence of global civil society to negotiate, implement and monitor the international development agendas. She is also a social entrepreneur and programmes manager at Global Changemakers, an international Civil Society Organization focused on youth-led development. Yasmin is a Yunus & Youth and Social Innovation Warehouse Fellow, an International Relations Career Challenge Award Recipient and a former youth delegate at the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum.
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As globalization is taking place, topics that gain international attention and the way decisions are made on the international level have changed noticeably. The international development agenda is now influenced, monitored and implemented by a wide array of actors. Civil Society Organizations are among them. They have conquered unprecedented opportunities to voice their concerns at international forums, take part in decisions, and assist in their implementation. This paper discusses the inclusion of global civil society in the construction of international development agendas. To illustrate this phenomenon, it focuses on the process that led to the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations, which included various civil society actors. Four main criteria are evaluated in this analysis: (1) issue framing; (2) position shifting; (3) goal formulation and (4) influence of future procedures. Results found were varied and pointed to other questions and trends that will be addressed in future research.
How to Cite: Almeida Lobato Morais, Y., 2021. Globalization and the International Development Agenda: The interactions between the United Nations and global civil society during the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals . LSE Undergraduate Political Review, 4(2), pp.56–75.
Published on 31 Dec 2021.
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