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New Goals at the UN Reflect Failure of Imagination for International Development

By ignoring history, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals’ creators have shown their inability to envision an alternative economic paradigm. …

The development goals will only succeed if they succeed in Africa

The new international targets to improve people’s lives and protect life on the planet, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), do much more than …

At UN Assembly, speakers from African nations spotlight sustainable development, efforts to combat terrorism

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Jean-Claude Gakosso, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Congo, was among several African leaders who …

How can we prevent the UN's Sustainable Development Goals from failing?

In September, the United Nations’ General Assembly is set to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a highly anticipated event in global …

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations establishes new goals to abolish poverty

Fifteen years after the Millennium Development Goals were set in place, the UN's new targets are ambitious. They will need the mobilization of …

3 challenges facing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In September, the United Nations’ General Assembly is set to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a highly anticipated event in global …

Interview: Countries have different priorities for sustainable development goals

Interview: Countries have different priorities for sustainable development goals<p>Amina Mohammed, special adviser to the UN secretary-general on …

How can we measure progress towards development?

Beyond the cold calculus of GDP and TFP and FDI, development is about promoting strong societies as well as propelling powerful economies. But how …

Sustainable development, science, and the UN

The UN is crafting sustainable development goals. It needs scientists' involvement.<p>In 2000, the UN set eight international development goals, known …

5 ways the Sustainable Development Goals can succeed

As we recognize the extraordinary deeds of aid workers around the world on World Humanitarian Day, we need to acknowledge that things have never been …

Calling time on the MDGs

No development process succeeds without the participation of those it targets, argues <b>Maggie Black</b>.

Global goals for sustainable development

The final text of the Sustainable Development Goals marks an important advance for the international development community, but enormous challenges …

Sustainable Development Goals for Sweden

While some of the 169 SDG targets are very specific, others are idealistic, visionary and somewhat vague in terms of what is expected, even at global …

Writing Participation Into the UN's Sustainable Dev Goals

(CC by 2.0, Source)<p>Later this week the U.N. will vote on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of international development …

News story: Britain backs the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

<i>Updated:</i> Global Goals officially adopted by UN General AssemblyThe United Nations General Assembly has formally adopted the Global Goals - a new …

Experts divided over value of UN sustainable development goals | Financial Times

When world leaders gather in New York this month at the UN General Assembly, they are set to endorse an ambitious package of global economic, social …

International Financial Institutions Back New Global Development Agenda with Stepped-Up Support

<b>WASHINGTON, September 25, 2015</b>— Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hailed today’s adoption of a …

United Nations System and International Organizations Applaud Sustainable Development Commitments Made by the World’s Governments to Battle Illegal Wildlife Trade

For use of the media only;<br>not an official document.<p>PRESS RELEASE<p><b>UNDP, UNODC, CITES, Wildlife Conservation Society, and World Bank Group Bring Leaders</b> …