Matthias Schoeneberger studies International Economics at the University of Goettingen, Germany. He focuses on development economics and European policy. During his studies, he spent two semesters abroad in India and Spain. Matthias Schoeneberger works for the Chair of Development Economics by Prof. Stephan Klasen at Goettingen University.
Negotiations on the goals that are to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015 are entering a critical phase. On 24 September 2014 the proposals of the Open Working Group (OWG) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be presented to the UN General Assembly. Global economic governance is set to play a central role in this. The rules and mechanisms for the control of global economic processes are essential for sustainable development and the prevention of international crises. Trade and the international financial architecture therefore need to form forward-looking cornerstones of the post-2015 agenda. Insufficient thought has been paid to this thus far.