Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Global Push To Achieve SDGs Vision and Words with Action Agenda 84


 EAG           ISPE 
ECONOMIC ALLIANCE GROUP                                           INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR POVERTY ELIMINATION (Global NGO)             
(Global Integrated Sustainable Solutions Provider)             
    ER&A        NEHMAP Initiative
       ER and Associates Limited              New End Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty (Global Social Enterprise)                  
(International Development Cooperation Consultants)

NEHMAP Comment on UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19
Launched 25 July 2020 (2)

Foreword  

The UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 launched by UN Secretary General H.E. António Guterres on 25 July 2020 is an attempt to Refocus entire UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Membership; all 193 UN Member States Governments; Business and Academia to Individually and Jointly admit Urgent Need to Do More, if War on COVID-19 is to be Won and in Ways that Help Get Done the much that remain to be Done, if all 193 UN Member States are to achieve SDGs Pledge Delivery in the barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date, Leaving No One Behind.

In Paper (1) we identified Information, Research, Knowledge, Innovation and Ambition Gaps that need to be Urgently Filled, if there is to be increasing Convergence between the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 Vision Intention and Reality in all 193 UN Member States.

We also noted the Urgent Need for World Leaders to Change Course by 30 June 2020, if the identified Gaps are to be Filled and on time to avoid looming Ultimate Global Colossal Catastrophic Consequences of Failure to Win War on COVID-19 and Failure to achieve SDGs Pledge Delivery by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States.

As today is D Day, we wish to share in this Paper (2) our thoughts on Priorities and Direction Moving Forward in Global Interest.

30 June 2020 – D Day – Warning to World Leaders

Today 30 June 2020 is D Day. The Choice World Leaders Make to Change Course Making New Paradigm Shifts including Unprecedented Global Response to Unprecedented Global COVID-19 Crisis that Work; Business as Usual is Obsolete that Work, Working SMARTer Doing New Things in New Ways and Getting New Results etc, or Refuse to Change Course Maintaining Old Paradigms including Unprecedented Global Response to Unprecedented Global COVID-19 Crisis that is Not Working; Business as Usual is Obsolete that is Not Working, Working HARDer Doing Old Things in Old Ways and Getting Same Old, Flawed and Failed Results etc, at the end of Business today will Greatly Determine the Future of our World in Years ahead.

Technically so much time has been lost. It will be recalled that we warned in October 2019 that World Leaders have 5 Critical Quarters: October 2019 – December 2020 to Change Course, if SDGs Pledge Delivery is to be achieved by 2030 and War on COVID-19, which as from early 2020 made Bad Situation Worse, is to be Won.

Sadly, the reality at the end of 3 of 5 Critical Quarters and 18 of 60 Quarters of SDGs Implementation - 30 June 2020, is that not only are all 193 UN Member States Off Track achieving SDGs by 2030, Gains made over the years Winning War on Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty are being lost. 

The implication of World Leaders Failing to Change Course at the end of Business today, is that all 5 of 5 Critical Quarters have been lost, as it is almost humanly impossible to recover lost ground by 31 December 2020 and then press forward to do all that remain to be done to Win War on COVID-19 and achieve SDGs Pledge Delivery in all 193 UN Member States, in barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date, given the present level of Orientation, Organization and Discipline of Leaders and Followers on UN, Governments, Business and Academia Sides.

There is still COVID-19 Short Window of Opportunity: Utilized before it close, the Impossible can still be Possible, as World Leaders Change Course by Mid July 2020 and achieve Extra Ordinary Mobilization of all National and Global Stakeholders on UN, Governments, Business and Academia Sides and their National and International Partners to take all necessary measures to Work Together to Succeed Together Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in All Countries and in Ways that Leave No One Behind.

Should this COVID-19 Short Window of Opportunity be Squandered, Failure to Win War on COVID-19 is Guaranteed and this in turn Guarantee Ultimate Global Colossal Catastrophic Consequences in all Countries, in its extreme People Dying 1st, Businesses Dying 2nd and Planet Dying 3rd.  the first place.

One Worldwide Approach: Master Key to Implementing UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 for Results

Records show our Organization is the Only Organization anywhere in our World today that has the Know How to Implement Sir Mark’s (Founding Grand Father UNGC Statement on Step 1 and Step 2 – see Paper 1) as well as the All Inclusive, All Embracing and Ambitious One Worldwide Approach underlining the Worldwide Implementation of the Statement.
Canada and remaining 192 UN Member States:-
1.   Do not have COVID-19 and SDGs Domestic and Global Central Coordination Framework for meaningfully addressing all fundamental issues of Governance; Public Goods broadly define and Solidarity – Political, Science and Financial as One.

Regretfully the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 assumes that these Non Existent Frameworks not only exist but are working fine in all North and South Countries in our World today.
2.  Are making the ERROR of omitting Step 1 to operating in Step 2 to Implement COVID-19 and SDGs Solutions.

Regretfully the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 assumes that this ERROR is not being made or amount to No Issue or Is No Issue in all North and South Countries in our World today.

As long as UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members – Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices; Canada and remaining 192 UN Member States Governments – All Arms of All Tiers and their National and International Partners keep making mistakes of history, they will keep repeating the above ERROR as re-occurring decimal.

This will Result in Failure to Win War on COVID-19 and Failure to achieve SDGs by 2030, in Canada and remaining 192 UN Member States. This in turn will Guarantee Ultimate National and Global Colossal Catastrophic Consequences for all 193 UN Member States and at its extreme People Dying 1st, Businesses Dying 2nd and Planet Dying 3rd.

To avoid this, there is urgent need for Canada and remaining 192 UN Member States to go back to the basics to first take Step 1 before moving forward to take Step 2 and in ways that establish Institutional Architecture for Domestic and Global Central Coordination Framework for effectively implementing all good ideas harvested from the 3 UN HLVMs, including that in which Canadian Government was Co-Convener.

This underlines Urgent Need to Re-write the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 to include all Key Aspects of EAG Submissions and all other Good Ideas generated in the 3 UN Events, especially as it relate to Remedying ERROR of Omitting Step 1 and Operating in Step 2, But Omitted by the Writers and or Approving Authorities of the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19.

This way, all fundamental issues in all COVID-19 Dimensions – Health, Education, Food, Labor, Finance etc on One hand and Political, Economic, Financial, Social etc on the Other hand as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent and Global/Planet location context will be effectively addressed within National and Global Integrated Innovative Sustainable Solutions to National and Global COVID-19 and SDGs real and complex Challenges on the ground in Canada, remaining 192 UN Member States sides as well as entire UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO sides and their National and Global Partners sides.

UN Innovation and Non UN Innovation

If all identified Information, Research, Knowledge, Innovation and Ambitions Gaps in UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 are to be filled and in ways that effectively empower entire UN System, all 193 UN Member States Governments, All Businesses and All Academia to Individually and Jointly Deliver on their Duties and Responsibilities in the Great Global Task of Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all Countries and in ways that Leave No One Behind, World Leaders need to urgently demonstrate and be seen to demonstrate that:-
1.      Lessons have actually been Learnt from Flaws and Failures in 3 Key UN Events – 23 April 2020, 28 May 2020 with Canada as One of the Co-Conveners and 15-16 June 2020 through moving forward ILO Global Summit start date to 4 July 2020 and Integrating, Aligning and Harmonizing UNDESA HLPF, ILO Global Summit and EAG HLPF 4 – 19 July 2020 to effectively answer How Questions and avoid Past UN Event ERRORS in the Implementation of the Event Outcome Report Conclusions and Recommendations.
2.   Paradigm Shifts from Old to New Paradigms have been made and all necessary steps are being taken to Kill Old Paradigms as quickly as possible on UN System, all 193 UN Member States, All Businesses and All Academia sides, for the New Paradigms to live.
3. Original Ideas Creators whose Ideas have been harvested from UN Global Consultations, Conferences and Studies are meaningfully involved in UN Implementation of the Original Ideas as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context.

Humans as X Factor

Infection is Natural. Pandemic is Man Made. To effectively tackle all Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all Countries and in ways that Leave No One Behind: all real and complex Natural Risk, Unnatural Risk, Natural Disasters and Unnatural Disasters primary cause or root cause problems on the ground as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context, all primary cause or root cause problems in all Areas Hit by COVID-19 – Health, Education, Food, Labor, Finance etc;  all COVID-19 Impacts – Political, Cultural, Economic, Financial, Social, Environmental, Peace, Security, Attitude, Behavior etc; all Dimensions of SDGs – Sustainable Development, Sustainability Governance, Systems Reform, Development Finance, Development Evaluation, Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change, Development Communication, Attitudinal Change and all SDGs Impacts - Political, Cultural, Economic, Financial, Social, Environmental, Peace, Security, Attitude, Behavior etc as need to be effectively tackled as One and as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context. Noting that, it is Fail in One of these Dimensions and or Impacts Fail in All.

COVID-19 has exposed the soft underbelly of decayed Systems and Services within above Dimensions and Impacts in all North and South Countries and that without meaningfully addressing Humans as X Factor Challenge facing entire UN System, all 193 UN Member States Governments, All Businesses and All Academia and their National and International Partners including Religious Institutions, and Media Institutions, it will be Impossible to Design and Deliver Correct Diagnosis, Correct Prescription, Correct Surgery and Correct Recovery Management as One, Using One Worldwide Approach required to find National and Global Integrated Innovative Sustainable Solutions to the Huge and Complex National and Global Challenge of Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 linked to getting DONE the much that remain to be DONE if all 193 UN Member States are to achieve SDGs Pledge delivery in the barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date.

Paradox

It is a paradox that UN Member States are looking up to entire UN System Membership for Sustainable Solutions to the Huge and Complex National and Global Challenge of Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 linked to getting DONE the much that remain to be DONE if all 193 UN Member States are to achieve SDGs Pledge delivery in the barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date but UN System Membership Individually and Jointly are Pontificating What UN Member States May Do, for which UN System Membership have Statutory Responsibility and for which UN Member States have formally requested UN System Membership help UN Member States solve. As UN System Membership keep doing this in their Headquarters, the problems keep getting much worse on the ground in Countries.

If entire UN System Leadership Do Not Change Course by Mid July 2020 and this Failure to Respond Adequately to UN Member States Request for UN System Members Support in Design and Delivery of Sustainable Solutions to the Huge and Complex National and Global Challenge of Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 linked to getting DONE the much that remain to be DONE if all 193 UN Member States are to achieve SDGs Pledge delivery in the barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date, our World will Fail to Win War on COVID-19 and Fail to achieve SDGs by 2030 in All Countries. This in turn, will Guarantee, Ultimate Global Colossal Catastrophic Consequences in all Countries, in its extreme People Dying 1st, Businesses Dying 2nd and Planet Dying 3rd.

Facing Facts

Let us be clear:-
1.   There is No Individual, Institution or Government anywhere in our World today that has all the answers to all the Domestic and Global Governance; Public Goods broadly defined and Solidarity – Political Science, Financial issues within Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in any North or South Country as well as in all 193 UN Member States.
2.      Key UN Member Entities identified in our submissions – EOSG, UNGC, UNDESA, UNFCCC, ILO, WHO, UNIDO Individually and Jointly has/have Power as Convener, Catalyst, Collaborator and Cultivator, which Jointly Deployed and in ways that meaningfully support Original Ideas Creators and Genuine Community Activists on the ground as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context will effectively tackle the Humans as X Factor Challenge and in ways that help Fight and Win War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in any North or South Country as well as in all 193 UN Member States.
3.  We urge the UN System Membership, as well as North and South Countries Governments to genuinely recognize that we are not requesting for Preferential Treatment in the consideration and approval of our Proposal.
4.      We are saying that:-
a)   Unprecedented National and Global Response to Unprecedented National and Global COVID-19 Challenge is a Necessary Condition for Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 and this in turn is a Necessary Condition for all 193 UN Member States getting DONE the much that remain to be DONE, if all 193 UN Member States are to achieve SDGs Pledge Delivery in the barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date and that UN System Members and UN Member States Need Help from Competent Technical Adviser and Reform Consultancy Firm with Demonstrated  minimum certain levels of Hard  Competencies – Learning and Skills and Soft  Competencies -  Character, Courage,  Cultural, Communication, Attitude, Behavior, Discipline and Mindset required to Deliver the Support Services they need.
b) In Design and Delivery of Unprecedented National and Global Response to Unprecedented National and Global COVID-19 Challenge, when new or innovative ideas do not fall under topic areas publicized through those techniques, offerors should be allowed to submit them as unsolicited proposals, as New Norm in Post COVID-19 Era.

Up Coming UN Events

In view of the above, it will be very sad if ILO Global Summit 1-2 and 7-9 July 2020 proceed as is, thus guaranteeing ERROR made in earlier mentioned 3 UN Events are Repeated by ILO despite ILO being in the Know that the ERROR would be made should ILO go ahead with the ILO Global Summit July 2020 under Business as Usual.

It will be even more sad, given the reality that UNDESA had been in the Know for much longer – not just 2020 UN Events but UN Events years past; if UNDESA HLPF 7 – 19 July 2002 proceed as is, thus guaranteeing ERRORS made not just in past UN Events but UNDESA organized UN Events in years past, should UNDESA go ahead with UNDESA HLPF 2July 2020 under Business as Usual when UNDESA has repeatedly promised Business as Usual is Obsolete; Now is Time for Action and Unprecedented Global Response to Unprecedented COVID-19 Crisis is the Way Forward.

UNDESA has stated that Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States will require a whole-of-society, whole-of-government and whole-of-the-world approach driven by compassion and solidarity, yet UNDESA is unwilling to meaningfully involve Original Ideas Creators and avoiding or evading answer to How Questions.

If UNDESA refuse to Change Course by Mid July 2020, starting from Integrated, Aligned and Harmonized UNDESA HLPF, ILO Global Summit, EAG HLPF 4 – 19 July 2020, looming Global Colossal Catastrophic Consequences is Guaranteed.

The suggested UNDESA HLPF, ILO Global Summit, EAG HLPF 4 – 19 July 2020 is about 400 Hours Marathon UN Events bringing together Over 150 Heads of Government at the Heads of Government Session on 6 July 2020 as Flagship Session within UN System, 193 UN Member States Governments, Business and Academia and other Major Stakeholders Policy Makers and Decision Makers coming together to AGREE Step 1 and Step 2 One Worldwide Approach to Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States.

It will deploy EAG HLPF to reinforce UNDESA HLPF and ILO Global Summit to avoid repeating ERRORS identified above and Kick Start Orientation, Organization and Discipline of Leaders and Followers on UN System, 193 UN member States, Business and Academia and other Major Stakeholders to be the MOVING Force Driving Transformation of Society in all 193 UN member States at levels required to Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030.

UNIDO

UNIDO has Award Ceremony on 14 July 2020. It will be interesting if this UNIDO Event Indeed Mark Turning Point in:-
a)    Fighting and Wining War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States Served by UNGC Multi Stakeholder Partners – UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Membership Entities at Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices; 193 UN Member States Governments – All Arms of All Tiers; Businesses – Micro, Small, Medium, Large, Trans National Enterprises / Social Enterprises and Academia, especially Universities/Higher Education Institutions in all 193 UN Member States.
b)   Avoiding looming Ultimate Colossal Catastrophic Consequences of Failure to Win War on COVID-19 in all 193 UN Member States.
c)    Achieving SDGs Pledge Delivery in barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date in all 193 UN Member States.
d)   Avoiding looming Ultimate Colossal Catastrophic Consequences of Failure to achieve SDGs Pledge Delivery in barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date in all 193 UN Member States

Should this be the case and should UNIDO deliver on its promised support to Winners, Amazing Transformation will unfold in all 193 UN Member States.

UNGC

UNGC is a Unique UN Platform linking Business to UN System and having UN, Governments, Business and Academia as Members.

UNGC has over 10,000 Members at end first 20 years. With existing Plan UNGC may have 20,000 Members by 2030.

However, this level of UNGC Membership Growth is Grossly Inadequate if UNGC in Delivery on its Vision and Mission is to help achieve increasing convergence New UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 (wherein all identified gaps have been filled) Intention and Reality, thus helping to Fight and Win War on COVID-19 and achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States.

As long as UNGC does not meaningfully address all fundamental issues raised in EAG submissions within its Vision and Mission, UNGC will not Know HOW to Deliver on its Duties and Responsibilities within Design and Delivery of New UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States, as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context.

Also as long as UNGC and all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members do not meaningfully address all fundamental issues raised in EAG submissions within its Vision and Mission, UNGC and all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members will not Know HOW to Deliver on its/their Duties and Responsibilities within Design and Delivery of New UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States, as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context.

UNDESA

 UNDESA has Huge Potential to Help Our World Build Back Better and Build Back Greener, if UNDESA will focus more on Knowledge Application than Knowledge Generation; more on Answering How Questions than answering What Questions; more on meaningfully involving Original Ideas Creators that blocking Original Ideas Creators and more on Multi Stakeholder Partnerships that Work than Select Stakeholders Partnerships that is not Working.

As long as UNDESA does not meaningfully address all fundamental issues raised in EAG submissions within its Vision and Mission, UNDESA will not Know HOW to Deliver on its Duties and Responsibilities within Design and Delivery of New UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States, as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context.

Also as long as UNDESA and all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members do not meaningfully address all fundamental issues raised in EAG submissions within its Vision and Mission, UNDESA and all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members will not Know HOW to Deliver on its Duties and Responsibilities within Design and Delivery of New UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States, as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context.

WHO

WHO released in June 2020, WHO Evaluation RFP 2020 aimed at reinforcing ongoing Implementation of WHO Transformation Plan and Architecture.

We have urged WHO to recognize the difference between WHO Evaluation for Audit Purpose and WHO Evaluation for Reform Purpose.

We have further urged WHO to make amendment to the WHO Evaluation RFP 2020, if it is to be Fit for Reform Purpose.

We have urged WHO to further recognize that achieving increasing convergence between WHO Transformation Plan and Architecture (amended as proposed) Vision Intention and Reality in all 193 UN Member States depends on achieving increasing convergence between all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members Transformation Plan and Architecture (similar to WHO Transformation Plan and Architecture amended as proposed) Vision Intention and Reality in all 193 UN Member States.

As long as WHO does not meaningfully address all fundamental issues raised in EAG submissions within its Vision and Mission, WHO will not Know HOW to Deliver on its Duties and Responsibilities within Design and Delivery of New UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States, as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context.

Also as long as WHO and all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members do not meaningfully address all fundamental issues raised in EAG submissions within its Vision and Mission, WHO and all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members will not Know HOW to Deliver on its Duties and Responsibilities within Design and Delivery of New UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States, as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context.

FAO

FAO embarked upon FAO New Comprehensive Approach to End Poverty, End Hunger, End Malnutrition, EPEHEM in February 2017.  

EAG made suggestions for improving the FAO EPEHEM using EAG New End Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty, NEHMAP Initiative.

These suggestions as well as suggestions for Partnership with FAO to deploy NEHMAP towards improving Design and Delivery of EPEHEM were ignored by FAO in April 2017.

We later found that the Key Expert FAO engaged to Drive Global Implementation of EPEHEM left and FAO was forced to abandon Implementation of EPEHEM.

If FAO does not know Why its EPEHEM Failed in 2017, FAO will not know How to Design and Deliver New EPEHEM that Work at National and Global levels in all 193 UN Member States.

As long as FAO does not meaningfully address all fundamental issues raised in EAG submissions within its Vision and Mission, FAO will not Know HOW to Deliver on its Duties and Responsibilities within Design and Delivery of New UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States, as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context.

Also as long as FAO and all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members do not meaningfully address all fundamental issues raised in EAG submissions within its Vision and Mission, FAO and all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members will not Know HOW to Deliver on its Duties and Responsibilities within Design and Delivery of New UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States, as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent or Global location context.
  
In Sum,

We have raised serious issues of serious business demanding serious attention of entire UN System and all 193 UN Member States and in Urgent Global Interest.

In view of the above, we urge entire UN System Membership and Powerful North and South Countries Governments to genuinely recognize that:-
1.      Time for Rhetoric and Excuse is Over.
2.      Now is Time for Practice and Action.
3.      The Consequences of Failure to Win War on COVID-19 and Failure to achieve SDGs in All Countries by 2030 are Catastrophic at National and Global levels.
4.    The Rewards of Win War on COVID-19 and achieving SDGs in All Countries by 2030 are Massive at National and Global levels.
5.   Entire UN System Membership Timely Action Ultimately Determine (3) or (4) as Reality in 2030.
6.    Powerful North and South Countries Government have Central Role to Play if (4) is to be the Reality in 2030.

We await UN System and Powerful Governments early response this time – if Positive, Amazing World Transformation Driving Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States will unfold before our very eyes.

God Bless UN. God Bless our World.

Contact:

NEHMAP Team Leader and
Director General
Economic Alliance Group (Global Integrated Sustainable Solutions Provider)
M: +234-8162469805
Website: www.nehmapglobal.org                                                      
Email: nehap.initiative@yahoo.co.uk info@nehmapglobal.org                         

July 2020.


Friday, June 26, 2020

Global Push To Achieve SDGs Vision and Words with Action Agenda 83


 EAG          ISPE 
ECONOMIC ALLIANCE GROUP                                           INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR POVERTY ELIMINATION (Global NGO)             
(Global Integrated Sustainable Solutions Provider)             
    ER&A        NEHMAP Initiative
       ER and Associates Limited              New End Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty (Global Social Enterprise)                  
(International Development Cooperation Consultants)

NEHMAP Comment on UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19
Launched 25 July 2020

Foreword  

We have read with interest the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 launched by UN Seretary General H.E. António Guterres on 25 July 2020.

We note that the
UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 amounts to a UN recipe for a National and Global Comprehensive Response to and Recovery from COVID-19, that will Leave No One Behind and address the very fragilities and gaps that made our World so vulnerable to the pandemic in the first place.

It also points the way toward building National and Global Resilience to future shocks – above all from climate change – and toward overcoming the severe and systemic inequalities that have been so tragically exposed by the pandemic at National and Global levels.

It notes that the pandemic at National and Global levels, is more than a health crisis; it is an economic crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a security crisis, and a human rights crisis; that it has affected us as individuals, as families and as societies; that the crisis has highlighted fragilities within and among nations and that it is no exaggeration to suggest that our response will involve remaking and reimagining the very structures of societies and the ways in which countries cooperate at Home and Globally, for the common good.

It further notes that Coming out of this crisis will require a whole-of-society, whole-of-government and whole-of-the-world approach driven by compassion and solidarity.

The Acid Test of Credibility of UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 is:-
a)   How it help Fight and Win War on COVID-19 in all 193 UN Member States Served by UNGC Multi Stakeholder Partners – UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Membership Entities at Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices; 193 UN Member States Governments – All Arms of All Tiers; Businesses – Micro, Small, Medium, Large, Trans National Enterprises / Social Enterprises and Academia, especially Universities/Higher Education Institutions in all 193 UN Member States.
b)   How it help avoid looming Ultimate Colossal Catastrophic Consequences of Failure to Win War on COVID-19 in all 193 UN Member States.
c)   How it help achieve SDGs Pledge Delivery in barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date in all 193 UN Member States.
d)   How it help avoid looming Ultimate Colossal Catastrophic Consequences of Failure to achieve SDGs Pledge Delivery in barely 10 years remaining to end 2030 target date in all 193 UN Member States

We are in this Paper suggesting 2 Track Approach to Move Forward Practical Implementation and Evaluation of the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19, for Best Results on Successful and Sustainable Basis  and in Urgent Global Interest:-
1.    UN/Governments/EAG Mutual Collaboration Immediate Kick Start of Events and Activities for Implementing Good Ideas on Answer to How Questions put forward by ISPE/NEHMAP/EAG at 3 Major UN Events: 23 April 2020, 28 May 2020 (mentioned in the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19) and 15-16 July 2020.
2.   Simultaneously address all Identified Gaps in the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 within Alignment and Harmony between UNDESA HLPF 7 – 19 July 2020 and ILO Global Summit 1-2 and 7-9 July 2020 and the National and Global Integrated Innovative Sustainable Solutions being Implemented in (1). 

A Three Point United Nations Response

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United Nations has pursued a strategy based on three pillars:-
1.    A large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive health response, guided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan.
2.   A wide-ranging effort to address the devastating socioeconomic, humanitarian and human rights aspects of the crisis, with a focus on saving lives, keeping vital services accessible, households afloat, businesses solvent, supply chains functioning, institutions strong, public services delivering and human rights at the forefront. This includes the immediate humanitarian response to support the most vulnerable people in the most vulnerable countries with life-saving assistance through a Global Humanitarian Response Plan.
3.      A recovery process that builds back better. Emerging from this crisis is an opportunity to address the climate crisis, inequalities, exclusion, gaps in social protection systems and the many other fragilities and injustices that have been exposed. Instead of going back to unsustainable systems and approaches, we need to transition to renewable energy, sustainable food systems, gender equality, stronger social safety nets, universal health coverage and an international system that can deliver consistently and universally – with the Sustainable Development Agenda as our guide.

Shaping the Response

Solid science, reliable data, and analysis are critical for policy- and decision-making, especially for the tough choices required during a pandemic.

The United Nations is helping to establish the knowledge base by marshalling its expertise to examine the diverse impacts of the pandemic and offering relevant information and advice.

Supporting Delivery of the Response

The United Nations system is also convening decision-makers and mobilizing its supply chains, assets, expertise and capacities around the world to support the COVID-19 response. 

·    The entire UN system has mobilized behind the WHO-led health response to distribute medical supplies; train health workers; build testing and tracing capacities; prevent spread of the virus, particularly among especially vulnerable populations, including in camps, prisons and detention centres; disseminate information widely about prevention and containment measures; and support national response planning and decision-making;
·     The Secretary-General is using his convening power and advocacy to mobilize world leaders on critical issues such as cooperation on a vaccine, financing and debt relief – including the 28 May largest gathering of world leaders since the beginning of the pandemic;
·      UN development system framework: The UN system is assisting countries in five main areas: health services; social protection; jobs; fiscal and financial stimulus; and social cohesion and community resilience. Environmental sustainability is a thread running through these workstreams.
·       UN country teams have mobilized to support a decisive and coherent response to the pandemic working with governments, IFIs and other partners in undertaking rapid socio-economic impact assessments and implementing rapid solutions under a ‘development emergency’ mode;
·    UN agencies are supporting governments and partners with recommendations and guidance on public health measures, aviation, shipping, tourism, technology, food supply and security, agriculture, and a host of other policy areas impacted by the pandemic.

3 UN High Level Meetings: Urgent Need to Go Back to Basics

3 Major UN Events: 23 April 2020, 28 May 2020 (mentioned in the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19, had Canadian Government as One of the   Co-Organizers) and 15-16 July 2020 were organized to essentially improve UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19. All 3 Events generated many good ideas for Fighting and Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in All Countries. However all these Ideas but One provided answers to What Questions, that is essentially Saying Matter and Business as Usual incapable of Helping all Countries to Win War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030.

Our Organization is the Only Participant in all 3 UN Events that put forward sound answers to How Questions, that is essentially a DOING Matter and  Business Unusual capable of Helping all Countries to Win War on  COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030.

All the 3 HLVMs answered What Questions. EAG Suggestions on answers to How Questions in the 23 April and 28 May 2020 HLVMs were ignored. The Result was that UNGC High Level Virtual Meeting of 15 – 16 June 2020 addressed the same issues, with the same Failures. Should EAG suggestions on answer to How Questions remain IGNORED, it is inevitable that UNDESA HLPF 7 – 19 July 2020 and ILO Global Summit 1 – 2 and 7 – 9 2020 Outcome will record same Failures, with Guaranteed National and Global Ultimate Colossal Catastrophic Consequences in All Countries.

Sir Mark Moody-Stuat at the 15-16 July 2020 HLVM said “Getting the Basics Right – Principles of HOW to Do It is Step 1 and What We Need to DO – Getting SDGs Done is Step 2. We have omitted Step 1 and Pursuing Step 2, thus attempting to Build Something on NOTHING.

This important Statement by One of UNGC Founding Fathers underling the futility of UN System, Governments and Businesses pressing forward working HARDer to achieve SDGs by 2030, without pausing to first answer How Questions as basis for working SMARTer to achieve SDGs by 2030.

However, making the Important Statement is One Thing, having the Know How to Implement the Statement is quite a different thing.

We are very concerned that UN Cherry Picked some of our Good Ideas that they are Interested In such as “whole-of-society, whole-of-government and whole-of-the-world approach” while IGNORING many other Good Ideas including “going back to basic to first fulfill Step 1 before Pressing Forward to Pursue with Determination Step 2” and “without meaningfully involving Original Ideas Creators seeking to Implement the Ideas for Results is FLUKE or Mirage”.  

As long as EAG Suggestions on sound answers to How Questions remain IGNORED, entire UN System Membership and 193 Member States Governments will Keep Repeating same ERROR and the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 will Fail to achieve increasing convergence between Intention and Reality, that is it will Fail Above Acid Test of Credibility with Guaranteed National and Global Ultimate Colossal Catastrophic Consequences, Resulting at its Extreme in People Dying 1st, Businesses Dying 2nd and Planet Dying 3rd. This is avoidable if entire UN System Membership and all 193 UN Member States Governments DO the Needful and On Time.

One Worldwide Approach: Master Key to Implementing UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 for Results

Records show our Organization is the Only Organization anywhere in our World today that has the Know How to Implement Sir Mark’s Statement as well as the All Inclusive, All Embracing and Ambitious One Worldwide Approach underlining the Worldwide Implementation of the Statement.
Canada and remaining 192 UN Member States:-
1.      Do not have COVID-19 and SDGs Domestic and Global Central Coordination Framework for meaningfully addressing all fundamental issues of Governance; Public Goods broadly define and Solidarity – Political, Science and Financial as One.

Regretfully the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 assumes that these Non Existent Frameworks not only exist but are working fine in all North and South Countries in our World today.
2.      Are making the ERROR of omitting Step 1 to operating in Step 2 to Implement COVID-19 and SDGs Solutions.

Regretfully the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 assumes that this ERROR is not being made or amount to No Issue or Is No Issue in all North and South Countries in our World today.

As long as UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members – Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices; Canada and remaining 192 UN Member States Governments – All Arms of All Tiers and their National and International Partners keep making mistakes of history, they will keep repeating the above ERROR as re-occurring decimal.

This will Result in Failure to Win War on COVID-19 and Failure to achieve SDGs by 2030, in Canada and remaining 192 UN Member States. This in turn will Guarantee Ultimate National and Global Colossal Catastrophic Consequences for all 193 UN Member States and at its extreme People Dying 1st, Businesses Dying 2nd and Planet Dying 3rd.

To avoid this, there is urgent need for Canada and remaining 192 UN Member States to go back to the basics to first take Step 1 before moving forward to take Step 2 and in ways that establish Institutional Architecture for Domestic and Global Central Coordination Framework for effectively implementing all good ideas harvested from the 3 UN HLVMs, including that in which Canadian Government was Co-Convener.

This underlines Urgent Need to Re-write the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 to include all Key Aspects of EAG Submissions and all other Good Ideas generated in the 3 UN Events, especially as it relate to Remedying ERROR of Omitting Step 1 and Operating in Step 2, But Omitted by the Writers and or Approving Authorities of the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19.

This way, all fundamental issues in all COVID-19 Dimensions – Health, Education, Food, Labor, Finance etc on One hand and Political, Economic, Financial, Social etc on the Other hand as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent and Global/Planet location context will be effectively addressed within National and Global Integrated Innovative Sustainable Solutions to National and Global COVID-19 and SDGs real and complex Challenges on the ground in Canada, remaining 192 UN Member States sides as well as entire UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO sides and their National and Global Partners sides.

Unprecedented National/Global Crisis Demanding Unprecedented National / Global Response that Work

We urge entire UN System Membership;  Canada and remaining 192 Member States Government to genuinely appreciate that COVID-19 is Unprecedented National / Global Crisis Demanding Unprecedented National / Global Response; that our Proposal addresses Global COVID-19 Response in Canada, other North Countries and South Countries; that No Country is Safe until all Countries are Safe from COVID-19; that All Countries, including Canada are Off Track achieving the SDGs at end 18 of 60 Quarters of Implementation; that Winning War on COVID-19 will Help Put all Countries, including Canada Back On Track to achieve SDGs by 2030 and that Failure to Win War on COVID-19 and Failure to achieve SDGs by 2030 in All Countries will have Guaranteed Ultimate Global Colossal Catastrophic Consequences, at its extreme Resulting in People Dying 1st, Businesses Dying 2nd and Planet Dying 3rd.

Integrating EAG 3 Day HLPF/HLVM with UNDESA HLPF 7–19 July 2020 and ILO Global Summit 1-2 and 7-9 2020

As UNO Leadership did not Mobilize required Political Will and On Time, it is too late hold the suggested 3 Day HLPF/HLVM, 28 – 30 June 2020 on How to Fight and Win War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States.



We have clearly set out Guaranteed Ultimate National and Global Colossal Catastrophic Consequences of Failure to hold the HLPF/HLVM, that is our World – entire UN System, all 193 UN Member States Governments and their National and Global Partners, continuing with Business as Usual to Repeat Mistakes of History Working HARDer in Step 2 while omitting Step 1, rather than quickly change over and On Time to Business Unusual Working SMARTer in Step 1 before moving to Step 2.



However, we urge UNO Leadership to speedily approve Integration, Alignment and Harmony of UNDESA HLPF 7-19 July 2020 with expanded ILO Global Summit 1-2 and 6-9 July 2020 to accommodate EAG 3 Day HLPF/HLVM that is Global Re-Orientation Program Kick Starting Remedying above ERROR. 

This Way the Content of both UNDESA HLPF July 2020 and ILO Global Summit July 2020 would be amended to better address all good ideas harvested from the above 3 UN Events and 6 July 2020 will be an Overlap Day for both UNDESA HLPF July 2020 and ILO Global Summit July 2020 to Jointly Hold One Day Heads of Government Sessions attended by High Powered Delegation from entire UN System; all 193 UN Member States Governments, Businesses and Academia.

Virtual Meeting Platform for the Integrated 1 – 19 July HLPF/HLVM

The Virtual Meeting Platform, VMP, that will effectively support 1 – 19 July 2020, HLPF/HLVM need to Perform at levels equal or more than that demonstrated by the VMP that supported the UN Event on 15 – 16 July 2020 that was an incredible 26 hours of inspiring plenaries and breakout sessions that welcomed more than 23,000 attendees from 180+ countries in what has become the largest-ever UN convening of the global business community.

Integrated Action Ambitions

From Governments side, should Canadian Government cooperate with ISPE/NEHMAP/EAG, we can Together persuade UNDESA and its Divisions to appreciate that Tackling Implementation of “We are all in Business of Better World” Challenge on Successful Basis Demand UNO Partnership for Development Action Ambition – Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action, that is Integral Part of other Action Ambitions within the Decade of Action Initiative, to come on Board and UNDESA in turn can help Bring UNGC, UNFCCC, GIE-MLC, other UN Entities and 192 UN Member States Governments on Board.

From UN System side, should EOSG, UNDESA and UNGC cooperate with ISPE/NEHMAP/EAG, we can Together persuade WHO to appreciate that Tackling Implementation of “We are all in Business of Better World” Challenge on Successful Basis Demand UNO Partnership for Development Action Ambition – Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action, that is Integral Part of other Action Ambitions within the Decade of Action Initiative, to come on Board and ILO in turn can help Bring WHO, UNFCCC, GIE-MLC, other UN Entities and 193 UN Member States Governments on Board.


This way necessary Political Will to hold UNDESA HLPF 7-19 July 2020 with expanded ILO Global Summit 1-2 and 6-9 July 2020 to accommodate EAG 3 Day HLPF/HLVM, that indeed Mark Turning Point in National and Global Development Cooperation Radical/Fundamental and Rapid/Fast Change as applicable or appropriate in each specific Community, Sub-Country, Country, Sub-Continent, Continent and Global/Planet location context action be Designed and delivered and on time to avoid looming Global Catastrophe.


No Power or Intention to Force our Model on UNGM/UNOPS and or entire UNO and or 193 UN Member States

We have No Power or Intention to Force EOSG, UNDESA, ILO, WHO, UNGM/UNOPS and or entire UNO indeed entire UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO; as well as Canadian Government and or remaining 192 UN Member States to adopt our Unprecedented Global Response to Unprecedented Global Crises Model.

However, all fundamental issues of serious business demanding serious attention of EOSG, WHO, ILO, UNGM/UNOPS, UNDESA, UNFCCC and UNGC as well as remaining UNO Members, remaining UN System: WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Members and all 193 UN Member States Governments including Canadian Government, raised in our submissions are IGNORED at UNO Peril and World Peril, at its extreme Resulting in People Dying 1st, Businesses Dying 2nd and Planet Dying 3rd.

On Government side, we are convinced that should Canadian Government take up the Key Points on Global Issues we make with appropriate EOSG, UNDESA, ILO, WHO, UNFCCC and UNGC Authorities each would respond positively and take Next Steps in Urgent Global Interest and that should the International Development Minister take up Key Points on National Issues we make with appropriate Canadian Government Authorities, each would respond positively and take Next Steps in Urgent National Interest. 

On UN System side, we are convinced that should UNGC, EOSG, UNDESA, ILO take up the Key Points on Global Issues we make with appropriate WHO, UNFCCC and UNGC Authorities each would respond positively and take Next Steps in Urgent Global Interest and that should the International Development Minister take up Key Points on National Issues we make with appropriate Canadian Government Authorities, each would respond positively and take Next Steps in Urgent National Interest. 

Design and Delivery of Core Strategies and Initiatives
In the full Implementation with effective Monitoring and Evaluation of Re-written UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 that Remedy ERROR identified in this Paper, entire UN System; all 193 UN Member States Governments; Businesses and Academic Need to Work Together to Succeed Together and in Ways that Leave No One Behind. This demand Design and Delivery of Core Strategies and Initiatives:-
1.      New UN Partnership Strategy – Focal Agency UNDESA
2.      New UN Procurement Strategy - Focal Agency UNGM/UNOPS
3.      New UN Reform Strategy - Focal Agency UNFCCC
4.      New UN Communication Strategy - Focal Agency UNGC
5.   New UN Competencies Strategy - Focal Agency GIE-MLC (Global Innovation Exchange Million Lives Club

And
1.   New UNO Partnership for Development Action Ambition – Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action Initiative - Focal Agency UNDESA
2.    New UNO Procurement for Development Action Ambition – Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action Initiative - Focal Agency UNGM/UNOPS
3.   New UNO Cohesion for Development Action Ambition – Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action Initiative- Focal Agency UNFCCC
4.    New UNO Cooperation for Development Action Ambition – Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action Initiative - Focal Agency UNGC
5.    New UNO Catalysts for Development Action Ambition – Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action Initiative - Focal Agency GIE-MLC

Giving its Vision and Mission, UNGC is Uniquely positioned to be the Senior Co-Chief Driver of above Core Strategies and Initiatives as One.

The suggested UNDESA HLPF 7-19 July 2020 with expanded ILO Global Summit 1-2 and 6-9 July 2020 to accommodate EAG 3 Day HLPF/HLVM is good opportunity to launch these New Strategies and Initiatives as practical option for demonstrating Unprecedented National and Global Response to Unprecedented National and Global Crises for Results or that Work.

Unprecedented National and Global Response to Unprecedented National and Global Crises for Results or that Work

In view of the above, there is strong need for UNGC, EOSG, UNDESA, ILO as well as Canadian Government and other Willing and Able Governments to demonstrate and be seen to demonstrate effective support for Unprecedented National and Global Response to Unprecedented National and Global COVID-19 Crisis that Work for 5 Billion Poor Children, Youth, Women, Men and Elders out of the 8.5 Billion People in our World of 2030 including Canadians and to Kick Start this New Approach from the suggested UNDESA HLPF 7-19 July 2020 with expanded ILO Global Summit 1-2 and 6-9 July 2020 to accommodate EAG 3 Day HLPF/HLVM, within Pre Summit Days, Summit Days and Post Summit Days as One Technical and Political Process Discussions that Work.

These Pre Summit Days, Summit Days and Post Summit Days as One Technical and Political Process Discussions that Work need to start immediately. There is so much that need to be DONE in the 5 Days remaining to 1 July 2020 when the Integrated, Aligned and Harmonized UNDESA HLPF; ILO Global Summit and EAG HLPF that is Marathon HLVM, 1-19 July 2020 would start.

We are ready to provide the required Know How, should we be given opportunity to serve Humanity.

Decision Hour

Our World is at Cross Roads and has to Make Choice – Keep accelerating on MADning (Mutually Assured destruction) Road to DOOM or Change Course and start accelerating on MAPing (Mutually Assured Prosperity) Road to BOOM

This is Decision Hour. World Leaders are Willy Nilly Time Bound to Decide on Former or Later.

There are Bright Prospects of Success, if World Leaders Decide for Later and On Time.

This Way the UNDESA HLPF 7-19 July 2020 with expanded ILO Global Summit 1-2 and 6-9 July 2020 to accommodate EAG 3 Day HLPF/HLVM would hold within Integrated, Aligned and Harmonized UNDESA HLPF; ILO Global Summit and EAG HLPF that is Marathon HLVM 1-19 July 2020.

Otherwise, it will be too late to Save our Fragile Planet from looming Guaranteed Global Colossal Catastrophic Consequences of Failure to Win War on COVID-19 and Failure to achieve SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States.

Request

We request that above points be Critically Reviewed and in Urgent Global Interest.

Should Points made resonate Positively with UN System Leadership; Canadian Government Authorities, other Willing and Able Governments Authorities, please Swing into Action Immediately to Work Together to Succeed Together with 4 Overall Central Coordination Institutions, 8 Central Coordination Institutions, remaining UNO Entities, remaining UN System: WBG, IMF, WTO, UNWTO Entities, remaining 192 UN Member States Governments and ISPE/NEHMAP/EAG to Fight and Win War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs in all 193 UN Member States by end 2030 target date and in Ways that Leave No One Behind.

In Sum,

We have raised serious issues of serious business demanding serious attention of entire UN System and all 193 UN Member States and in Urgent Global Interest.

In view of the above, we urge entire UN System Membership and Powerful North and South Countries Governments to genuinely recognize that:-
1.      Time for Rhetoric and Excuse is Over.
2.      Now is Time for Practice and Action.
3.      The Consequences of Failure to Win War on COVID-19 and Failure to achieve SDGs in All Countries by 2030 are Catastrophic at National and Global levels.
4.    The Rewards of Win War on COVID-19 and achieving SDGs in All Countries by 2030 are Massive at National and Global levels.
5.   Entire UN System Membership Timely Action Ultimately Determine (3) or (4) as Reality in 2030.
6.    Powerful North and South Countries Government have Central Role to Play if (4) is to be the Reality in 2030.

We await UN System and Powerful Governments early response this time – if Positive, Amazing World Transformation Driving Winning War on COVID-19 linked to achieving SDGs by 2030 in all 193 UN Member States will unfold before our very eyes.

God Bless UN. God Bless our World.

Contact:

NEHMAP Team Leader and
Director General
Economic Alliance Group (Global Integrated Sustainable Solutions Provider)
M: +234-8162469805
Website: www.nehmapglobal.org                                                      
Email: nehap.initiative@yahoo.co.uk info@nehmapglobal.org                         

July 2020.