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Sustainable development: a new kind of globalization

Around the world, people are calling for a new kind of globalization. The current version, once called the Washington Consensus, has delivered …

Sustainability

Where impact investing meets sustainable development

<i>This article is one in a series of opinion pieces written by prominent authors on issues covered in "Development Co-operation Report 2016: The</i> …

Thinking Differently About the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Last week I was invited by Amb. Sarbuland Khan, along with my colleague Ed Chiles, and one of my student interns Bianca Cassouto as guests of the UNTWO to the High Level Political Forum.<p>L-R Richard Jordan, David Randle, Bianca Cassouto, Sarbuland Khan, & Ed Chiles<p>The High Level Political Forum on …

Which Countries Are Making The Best Progress On The Sustainable Development Goals?

Would it surprise you one bit if we told you they were in Scandinavia?<p>Last summer, 193 countries came together in New York to agree on 17 Sustainable Development Goals, covering everything from ending poverty to achieving gender equality. The successors to the Millennium Goals, the SDGs aim to put …

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A policy agenda for Sustainable Development Goals | Politics

In September 2015, nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), signalling firm global intent to integrate environmental development with economic and social development.<p>December saw the adoption of the historic Paris …

Our Sustainable Development Goals, Not Your Multiple-Choice Questions

<i>This blog post is based on the author's remarks at the 2016 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations held in New York on February 18, 2016.</i><p><i>Photo credit: Ionut Vacar</i><p>As I look back on my somewhat non-linear professional trajectory up to this point, I think two factors have most decisively informed …

Accountability Is a Lifeline for Sustainable Development Goals But Governments Need to Be Listening

The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development was adopted with much fanfare at the special Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit in New York last year. Millions of people across the globe advocated for an ambitious agenda for people, planet and prosperity. In the end, the final document was …

The Building Blocks of Sustainable Development

<i>by George Rosenfeld</i><p>Last month, over 700 delegates from 72 countries convened in New York for the UN Youth Assembly. The focus was on young people's role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN's long-term plan for tackling such global issues as poverty, inequality and …

Holistic and Sustainable Development

Holistic and Sustainable Development (Keynote Speech at INEB Conference in Sri Lanka, 2016)<p>It is a great honor for me to speak to you today. The theme is holistic development, a subject that raises the issue that the world we live in is making piecemeal, rather than holistic, progress.<p>Another …

Strengthening Partnerships for Sustainable Development

The term "partnerships" can be defined as voluntary and collaborative relationships between two or more parties that work together to achieve a common purpose. Multi-stakeholder partnerships refer to institutionalized interactions between public and private actors jointly working towards a shared …

Small Farmers Can Help Meet Sustainable Development and Climate Goals--But They Need Our Support

There is a lot of buzz in the global development community about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)--the pledges to cut poverty, hunger, and malnutrition while protecting the planet--signed by 193 countries. This commitment will guide global action over the next 15 years, promising to leave …

NGO Pledges $500 Million Towards Sustainable Development Goals

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 25 (IPS) - The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) - a leading international nonprofit health non-governmental organisation …

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 …

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 …

Helen Clark: Speech on SDGs at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

<b>Mar 9, 2016</b><p>My sincere thanks go to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for hosting today’s discussion on how to take the 2030 Agenda for …

‘Sustainable Development is our priority’: Modi

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has emphasized that sustainable development is our priority. Delivering the inaugural address at the International …

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Sustainable Development

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability …

UN Official Pleased With Efforts to Implement Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations is pleased with the ongoing global efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals countries committed to implement to …

Monitoring financial protection in health in the SDGs

Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals –Indicator 3.8.2<p>Financial protection is a key dimension of universal health coverage (UHC) and needs to be …

Health Care

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in an Era of Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and…

<b>Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in an Era of Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Malnutrition</b><p>A new era has emerged as we move on from …

Sustainable Development Goals

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UN Calling on Local Business Leaders, Changemakers to ‘Pioneer’ Action on SDGs

Related:<p>To spur action and inspire businesses to help advance the <b>Sustainable Development Goals</b> (SDGs, or global goals), the <b>United Nations (UN) Global</b> …

Africapitalism and Africa’s Sustainable Development

More than 200 million young Africans will enter the workforce by 2030, and the current rates of job creation will not be able to absorb them all. …

Spotlight: China's new five-year plan boosts global sustainable development

Spotlight: China's new five-year plan boosts global sustainable development<p>Workers are occupied on a production line at a workshop under the BAIC …

Sustainable Development Goals Update: Common Questions on the Indicators - United Nations Foundation

Last week, the United Nations Statistical Commission agreed to the indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals. So what exactly is an indicator, …