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Helping Pacific Islanders have their say in the future development agenda

The United Nations is finalising the Sustainable Development Goals that will define the development agenda after 2015.

These Goals should reflect the needs and priorities of all people in the world yet the participation and views of many are neglected. This initiative led by Simon Feeny and Alberto Posso at RMIT University and Derek Brien at the Pacific Institute for Public Policy is looking to bridge this gap by including the voices of Pacific Islanders into this important global debate.

The research team has developed an on-line survey that asks respondents a series of questions regarding the Sustainable Development Goals and which ones better represent the needs of Pacific Islanders. Findings from this project will be presented to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.