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The Birth of Biopolitics as a Reaction From Mercantilism

Introduction to Global Goals and Biopolitics Today, I would like to start a series of posts concerning my understanding of biopolitics and how this will lead us to analyse the new United Nations’ Global Goals or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Two months ago, the 70th General assembly presented these seventeen SDGs, their targets and more than their three hundreds indicators. World leaders agreed on “new sustainable development norms”. Countries are required to reach each of these Global goals’ targets by 2030. Nonetheless, are these new norms and consequently these new international policies working for freedom? Freedom from pollution for instance, but […]

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Do UN Sustainable Development Goals protect LGBTI?

At first glance my title proposes a brainstorming on how we can include LGBTI issues in SDGs. Firstly because these minorities suffer. Secondly, because it is a way to have financial help from international and governmental organizations. If I am not mistaken, in 2011, the UN was preparing its new Millennium Development Goals under the directive « Addressing inequalities ». This would have been a great opportunity for sexual minorities and transgender people. The UN nonetheless during multilateral negotiations changed it to the 17 SDGs. I am not quite at ease with the word « sustainable », because in a common sense it is […]