Implementing the SDGs in the UK

Published: 26th October 2015 by Claire Hickson. Tagged in: , ,

In September, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a Summit of world leaders in New York. These goals, which represent a historic agreement between all 193 member states of the UN, cover a wide range of issues, including poverty and inequality, sustainable production and consumption, economic growth, health, education and gender Read more…

Road to the Sustainable Development Goals

Published: 23rd March 2015 by Claire Hickson.

As intergovernmental negotiations take place in New York this week, Portland and Trio Policy are delighted to launch their interactive timeline (see below and here) on the final stages of the post-2015 process and the establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals. This process has already been running for a couple of years. Key milestones along Read more…

Our updated and interactive post-2015 timeline

Published: by Claire Hickson.

Welcome to our interactive timeline for the final months of the post-2015 process, developed in partnership with Portland Communications. For a full explanation of the process, and the politics involved, see here. Let us know what you think. For ongoing updates on the process, you can follow us on twitter.

What next for the Sustainable Development Goals

Published: 4th December 2014 by Claire Hickson.

This article was first published on Portland’s Notebook on the 2nd December. In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which have guided so much of what the development community has done for the past 15 years, will expire and the international community will need to decide on what will replace them. But how can businesses Read more…

Understanding and influencing the post-2015 process

Published: 9th October 2014 by Claire Hickson.

“Trio’s detailed knowledge of the post-2015 process and experience in designing and delivering international campaigns were invaluable to us in thinking through our strategy. Their support helped us prioritise opportunities and work out who we should be targeting and how. It is possible to waste a lot of energy on such processes and Trio helped Read more…

Updated post-2015 timeline

Published: 24th February 2014 by Claire Hickson.

2014 could be a difficult ‘in-between’ year for those trying to follow the post-2015 development agenda process. 2013 saw the publication of a range of high-profile reports and 2015 is when the final negotiations will take place. 2014, on the other hand, will be largely focused on individual themes and the build up to 2015. Read more…

Post-2015 Stakeholder Map

Published: 4th September 2013 by Claire Hickson.

Following on from our post-2015 development goals timeline, Trio Policy has produced this stakeholder map to help make sense of who has been and who will be important in the process of deciding on the final goals. We have had a very positive response to our timeline and hope you will find this map equally Read more…

Complete our advocacy survey!

Published: 2nd September 2013 by Claire Hickson.

What, in your experience, are the most effective advocacy tools? What are the key advocacy challenges your organisation faces? What are your concerns for the future?  These are some of the questions covered in Trio Policy’s survey of the challenges UK-based charities and not-for-profits face in achieving their advocacy goals. The answers will be used Read more…

Post-2015 development goals process and timeline

Published: 11th July 2013 by Claire Hickson. Tagged in: , ,

Like many, we have found the post-2015 development agenda process difficult to follow at times. There have been some useful guides published. This report by Alex Evans and David Steven from the Center for International Cooperation at New York University on the next steps following the publication of the High Level Panel’s report in May Read more…

Reclaiming activism – a response to Alex de Waal

Published: 18th June 2013 by Claire Hickson. Tagged in: , ,

Alex de Waal recently published an article condemning the hijacking of activism by “designer activists” who, as he sees it, position themselves as “protagonist saviours”, defining and pursuing solutions to the problems of the world without sufficient reference to the views of those affected. Such activists, as he described them, focus too much on the Read more…

How an audit can help improve the impact of your advocacy

Published: 13th September 2012 by Claire Hickson. Tagged in: , , , ,

What is an advocacy audit and why commission one? An audit is your opportunity to find out how good you are at communicating with the people you are trying to influence. It involves asking your key audiences for their views on your advocacy: the tools and messages you use, your strengths and your weaknesses. An Read more…

Winning an international campaign – the arms trade treaty

Published: 29th January 2012 by Claire Hickson. Tagged in:

This photo captures the moment in December 2006 when the overwhelming majority of UN member states voted to begin the process of negotiating an international arms trade treaty (ATT). You can imagine the delight this brought to the many campaigners – including myself – who had worked so hard for years for a treaty that Read more…

Welcome to our new website

Published: 28th January 2012 by The Idea Bureau.

Welcome to Trio’s new website. Trio itself has been going for some time but we have been so busy working with our clients, we haven’t had time to set up a website. We are launching the site at the beginning of what promises to be a difficult year for many. Economic forecasts are gloomy and Read more…