La Secretaria General de la ONU y el Foro Económico Mundial firmaron el pasado 13 de junio un Acuerdo de Asociación Estratégica para la implementación de la agenda 2030 (ODS). Este acuerdo significa una formalización de la captura corporativa de la ONU y un camino hacia una gobernanza global cada vez más privatizada y menos democrática.
The UN Secretary General and the World Economic Forum signed on June 13 a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the implementation of the 2030 agenda (SDG). More than 240 organisations signed the following letter demanding the end of the agreement and denouncing it for formalising the corporate capture of the UN and moving towards an increasingly privatized and less democratic global governance.
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