The World Youth Alliance and five Latin American organizations have joined forces to respond to four reports on the post-2015 sustainable development process. Along with Desarrollo Humano Integral, Axios: Misión Mujer, CISAV, Mujer para la Mujer, and Vifac, the World Youth Alliance asserts that these reports focus on the wrong goals: reducing the population and emphasizing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). We state in our responses that reducing the population does not guarantee sustainable development and in fact can lead to economic harm and violations of rights. We also argue that because SRHR is not in international law, the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot include them. The SDGs necessarily cannot include a goal that is both undefined and not agreed on by all States.
Our responses are part of the UN-NGLS Civil Society Consultation for Secretary-General, General Assembly and OWG on SDGs. They can be found by searching for "World Youth Alliance" on the following five pages:
Response to Post-2015 High-Level Panel Report: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/352544/
Responses to UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Report: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/353953 AND http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/353950
Response to UN Global Compact Report: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/355657
Response to UN Development Group Report: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/354921