International Affairs and Sustainable Development
The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed upon by 193 countries in 2015 culminating in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Since coming into effect in January 2016, governments, local councils, regional and international bodies have started to implement the SDGs. However, with an estimated $2-3 trillion USD needed to fund the goals each year until 2030, serious challenges are coming to light. For the SDGs to be successful, it requires collective action and coordination between governments, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs, lawyers, businesses, diplomats, and people at the heart of the global development in a climate of increasing inequality, rising fragility and conflict, unprecedented forced displacement, and climate change.
The SDG Centre
The SDG Centre addresses these issues head on. The SDG Centre is a research organisation focusing on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the associated 169 targets. Beyond the specific seventeen goals, we also look at SDG connections with youth, law, diplomacy and governance, business and human rights, SDG financing, and peace and security.
The SDG Centre focuses on the goals as cross-cutting and complementary. Special emphasis is placed on bridging local change-makers and locally-driven implementation of sustainable development initiatives with high-end political dialogue and polices on the SDGs at the domestic, regional and international level.
We are looking for remote researchers and writers who would like to contribute articles on the the SDGs, as well as the SDG Centre’s wider topics on youth, law and SDGs, diplomacy and governance, business and human rights, SDG funding, and peace and security.
We focus on SDG critique, implementation, innovative solutions, and reform into new pathways to achieve more enduring, equitable and inclusive development backed by multi-level political will and policy. This is an exciting opportunity to specialise in particular international politics and development topics, co-author reports and publish your own articles.
We are looking for writers who are passionate about ways to achieve inclusive sustainable development. Writers must be able to publish an article per month. Publications can take multiple forms: topic articles, idea pieces, interviews or book reviews. The length of articles should be around 1,200- 2,500 words.
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/ for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
The role will start ASAP for successful applicants.