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But this is not only about what is smuggled into a description conservativeness, repression, violence , but also about what is obscured. Because even if we limited our analysis to the sex-gender system, leaving out any other identification that could affect an individual, what about all those small battles that people identified as heterosexual fight against sexual and gender norms on a daily basis? Is there an only way of being heterosexual?
This is problematic for many reasons. Firstly, it seems to reproduce what LGBT and queer activism and theory have tirelessly pointed out: the tendency to attribute a certain trait to a collective rooted in an actual practice or not solely based on their particular sex or gender. If we analyze this from a logical perspective we can wonder: what is the difference between saying that all gay people are promiscuous meant as an insult by the person who says it and saying that all gays are revolutionaries?
On the other hand, this tendency seems to entail a certain pressure on subjects to pick one of these identifications, from which the rest of them would unfold. But if she presents herself as a white person of European descent, then her environment will receive her as an irrecoverable colonialist. And if she identifies as pansexual, one can hardly know what will be assumed - because the issue of pansexuality is far from being settled, although it exceeds by far the scope of this work.
Which identification should we choose? Why choose one? Why choose? We are probably these and many other things - but are we so essentially, necessarily, because we are a woman, or white, or pansexual?
Or are we rather the somewhat random combination of all those impulses, in a balance that shifts every day? These linking practices begin with a generalization, then move on to restrict the horizon of possibilities for the subjects and collectives to which they refer, and finally result in the invisibilization of what lies outside of these possibilities - above all, the hegemonic aspects of straightness, and the queer possibilities of heterosexuality.
What were the mechanisms involved in the constitution of this series, and which are still in force guaranteeing its reproduction? In a previous section I mentioned that some activists and scholars are wondering "whatever happened to us", considering that the problem lies in the depolitization of a movement that in its origins seems to have been actively counterhegemonic. It remains to be understood, then, what are the concrete, political results of these sequences today. Series such as these may have served their purpose as a cohesive strategy, mainly in the beginning of the political organization of gay-lesbian collectives.
One might suggest that they were effective in joining ranks when it was time to advocate certain political claims - although perhaps they were not. This discussion notwithstanding, and leaving aside whatever might have been the case in the past, it is fundamental to remain suspicious of what the purpose is today of establishing alliances for political ends on the sole basis of sexual or gender identifications. Or has our conceptual apparatus, so successful in challenging the necessary and essential nature of the link between sex and gender, not succeeded in contesting the one between sex and politics or gender and politics?
This exercise can help us work towards a greater coherence between our political journey, our goals for the future, and the theoretical approaches adopted to interpret the networks of identifications that surrounds us. When Perlongher referred to "the disappearance of homosexuality" he did not understand it as the extinction of a variety of sexual practices, nor as the return to the underground practice to which they were restricted in many societies, and still are in considerable portions of the globe.
Rather, he referred to the almost imperceptible disappearance of the "noise" that these practices made due to their radical character. Thus, what Duggan identified as "homonormativity", i.
Homosexuality becomes something normal, irrelevant, apolitical: "By making it completely visible, the offensive of normalization has succeeded in removing all mystery from homosexuality, banalizing it completely". The visibility of homosexual practices would have stripped them of their subversive content, integrating them into a society that would thus be saved from a potentially dangerous source of infection.
Although I do not intend to enter the debate on the history of these processes, it is interesting to see how the authors' contention reminds us that identitarian positionings can function collectively but apolitically, and that homosexuality in particular today does not entail in and of itself a locus of political radicalism, or a position that "makes noise" or is interested in doing so. The question that remains to be solved at this point, then, is how we can "make noise again".
Why should we take sexual identities or practices as the only relevant factor when it comes to undertaking a political project? Perhaps we would be better off considering instead whether the people with whom we interact have an interest in being part of a project of dissent or political subversion with the characteristics and purposes of ours. As Namaste has pointed out, in order to achieve real and concrete progress in people's lives, rather than looking exclusively at the specific rights of, for example, transgender people, it is essential to focus on "how these issues link with those of other marginalized populations, or with the functioning of the state in general.
In what way, by what means? With which aims? For whom? The adoption of the SDGs has mobilized global—and local—action. But far more is needed to achieve the Goals. The Summit provided an opportunity to ramp up international commitment to the Agenda, showcased areas of global progress towards the SDGs, and raised awareness on the importance of the Agenda and SDGs globally.
The Summit helped leverage progress in key areas to kick-start an acceleration process. In addition, the Summit allowed participants to share their experiences and best practices and provided access to tools that can accelerate action on this integrated and holistic approach to sustainable development.
The Summit also called on all countries and actors, including local authorities, the private sector, foundations and philanthropic organizations to pledge new voluntary commitments on the implementation of the Agenda and SDGs and helped build partnerships to further achievement at all levels. A range of events that complement the Summit enhanced global attention and action towards the implementation of the SDGs. These included side events and special events in the margins of the Summit as well as meetings of civil society organizations.
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To raise awareness, media, including social media tools, were mobilized, and an SDG media zone was established. Exhibitions were used for sharing information and advocacy for the implementation of the Agenda and SDGs during the Summit.
These events showed how the world is mobilizing to increase climate action and action to achieve sustainable development, including side events, special events and exhibitions on implementation of the Agenda and SDGs. It resulted in a Political Declaration of Heads of State and Government that provided political guidance on how to step up the pace of implementation of the Agenda and SDGs.
The co-facilitators, who led the negotiations for the Political Declaration, were H. The Summit also mobilized voluntary Commitments for the implementation of SDGs, and these were announced at the Summit and online. Simply put, sustainable development is about improving the lives of people everywhere while protecting our natural environment.
Poverty eradication, changing unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, addressing climate change while protecting and managing the natural resource base of economic and social development are overarching objectives of sustainable development. Sustainable development seeks to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet. The Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by world leaders in September , is the plan of action for people, planet and prosperity and aims to transform our world.
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The SDG Summit took place within the overall context of the General Assembly high-level week which was comprised of five high-level events and the General Debate. While each meeting is distinct, they are intrinsically linked in their ambition to fast-track efforts towards zero poverty and lives of dignity for all, on a safe, healthy and peaceful planet.
The high-level week events provide an important moment to scale up action and ambition through acceleration SDG actions. For information on modalities and acceleration SDG actions please click here. World leaders also announced more than acceleration actions on the SDGs. Draft resolution submitted by the President of the General Assembly - Political declaration of the high-level political forum on sustainable development convened under the auspices of the General Assembly [Arabic] [Chinese] [English] [French] [Spanish] [Russian].
Responding to the above mandate, the President of the General Assembly appointed H. Having consulted with Member States, the final draft was submitted to the Summit for the adoption at its opening session on 24 September In addition, the SDG Summit will also encourage governments and all stakeholders to make acceleration actions in support of the Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals and to register their commitments through a dedicated online form. More than acceleration actions were announced, including major commitments from certain countries Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, United Kingdom , and other initiatives, such as Data4Now, which aims to address the urgent need for more accurate, timely, and comprehensive data to make the SDGs an actionable framework.
Showcasing good practices and innovations for reaching the SDGs, the exhibit highlights the sustained efforts and continuous commitment by the UN system in supporting Member States in the achievement of the Agenda as the international community embarks on the final decade of SDG implementation. A compilation of flagship publications and reports, prepared by the UN system, can be accessed here.
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Governments, businesses and other stakeholders making the most innovative, ambitious and impactful commitments will be invited to announce their SDG Acceleration Actions to the media via the VIP social media studio or the SDG Media Zone. In addition to the inter-governmentally agreed political declaration, voluntary SDG acceleration actions towards implementation will be announced before and during the SDG Summit.
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