Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018

Exploring new policy pathways

How to overcome obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Report of the Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Editors: Barbara Adams, Roberto Bissio, Chee Yoke Ling, Kate Donald, Jens Martens, Stefano Prato, Sandra Vermuyten

Editorial Assistance: Karen Judd, Karolin Seitz and Carolin Hornbach

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