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Beyond the Nation State: How Can Regional Social Policy Contribute to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?


Beyond the Nation State: How Can Regional Social Policy Contribute to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
Effective regional mechanisms are no longer confined to trade, finance and labour policy, but have increasingly been able to initiate regional social policies across a wide range of sectors. Building on this success, can they play an enhanced role in
achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, with its focus on cross-border challenges intertwined across the social, environmental and economic spheres? This Issue Brief discusses the potential and opportunities for regional organizations to contribute to the SDGs and identifies priorities for action.

UNRISD Issue Briefs aim to improve the quality of dialogue around social development issues. They interrogate a particular topic, drawing on UNRISD research, and contribute to wider social development debates. As with other UNRISD briefs, they provide this information in a concise format that should be of use to policy makers, scholars, activists, journalists and others.
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  • Pub. Date: 30 Nov 2017
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISSN: 2518-6817
    From: UNRISD