"There shouldn't be anything top-down in the Sustainable Development Goals. They should inspire actions of individuals, businesses, NGOs, governments, local authorities, everyone".
Narrative of development that world is split between developed and underdeveloped countries, just measured by growth of GDP is wrong.
"The focus of sustainable development has to shift from being applicable simply to poor countries to being relevant for all countries"
"Market-based approaches to poverty reduction are ultimately more effective than charitable aid"
Tarja Halonen, Helen Clark
"For our actions to add up to truly sustainable development, we need common goals to inspire us; evidence to illuminate the way forward; and institutions to bring us together across sectors" Helen Clark