Sustainable Development Goals

World Toilet Day: A private matter of public health

Sunday is World Toilet Day. No invention has saved more lives. Still, 4.5 billion people live without functioning sanitation systems each day.<p>It is …

World News

Decent Toilets for Women and Girls Vital for Gender Equality

Being denied access to safe, private toilets is particularly dangerous for women and girls, impacting on their health and education, and exposing …

Gender

Day 12 at COP 23: The Bonn Climate Conference wraps up with action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - United Nations Sustainable Development

<b>Day 12: Friday, 17 November:</b><p><b>The Bonn Climate Conference and the Sustainable Development Goals</b><p>The Bonn Climate Conference produced many new climate …

Climate

A Redland toilet has been 'twinned' with a toilet in the Congo

A Bristol bathroom and plumbing company is joining forces with charity Toilet Twinning to mark World Toilet Day this Sunday, November 19, and help …

Hannah Baker

Figure of the week: Africa’s progress on the SDGs and Agenda 2063

By Mariama SowThe ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063 are now well underway. Notably, though, policymakers and …

Analytics

Africa: Equipping Youth to Renegotiate 'Africa Rising'

Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SPSG) for West Africa and the Sahel, and Head of the United …

Africa

COP 23: three ways cities are leading the fight against climate change

The global population is predicted to rise to 10 billion by 2050, and the majority of those people will live in cities. Given that cities already …

Climate

Setting the stage: High-level Conference in Qatar to jump-start 2018 discussions on financing for the Sustainable Development Goals - United Nations Sustainable Development

Ministers, high-level government officials, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector, civil society and …

Sustainability

Manage climate risks or face much more hunger by 2050 – U.N.

Different regions, countries and types of farmers face very different threats - and understanding them can cut losses, researchers say<p>By Laurie …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

How the Internet of Things and Smart Cities can help meet the SDGs

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>As cities grow, they also need to ensure …

Smart Cities

ITU Report Analyzes Revolution In Internet Of Things, Big Data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence - Intellectual Property Watch

The UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today released its annual report on the global information society, this year providing detailed …

Sweden

Scarcity Is The Mother Of Innovation: Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group

On 15th November, during the India and Sustainability Standards 2017 conference organized by Centre for Responsible Business, there was a high-level …

Sustainability

BMW Pledges to Use Solely Renewable Energy Starting with 2020

On the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, the BMW Group announced significant innovations in its energy strategy. As of 2020, the …

Autos

One in 10 children victims of child labour: UN agency

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 (APP):An estimated 152 million children around the world work, a practice that the international community at a United Nations …

Child Labor

Armenia launches National Innovation Center

Armenia launches National Innovation Center<p>Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at …

News (China)

America's Mortifying Performance at the Bonn Climate Talks

The United States delegation held a side event at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn on Monday, an affair run by fossil-fuel and nuclear-industry …

Climate

A timely report on mobilizing Islamic finance for PPPs

Photo: Artit Wongpradu / Shutterstock.com<p>Islamic finance has been growing rapidly across the globe. According to a recent report by the Islamic …

FinTech

Projects of water, sanitation, hygiene launched under PM’s Education Reform Programme : Marriyum

ISLAMABAD, Nov 14 (APP)::Under the Prime Minister’s Education Programme, 100 hundred projects involving construction of class rooms, setting up of …

Education

What can we learn from Uganda on fighting deadly disease outbreaks?

On September 20th, 2017, a young hunter, in his 30s, arrived at a health center in Kween District, located in Eastern Uganda, on the border with …

International Development

Nigeria:Buhari Backs El-Rufai's Plan to Layoff Teachers Who Failed Competency Test

(Photo: Le Pays)President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja endorsed the ongoing primary school education reforms embarked upon by the Kaduna state …

Education

Over 4000,000 new students enrolled in educational institutions due to improveemnt in educational sector: Baligh

Islamabad, November 14, (APP):Minister for Education and Professional Training Engineer Balighur Rehman said on Tuesday that for the first time …

Education

Nigeria:You Must Spend More On Education, Minister Tells Buhari

(Photo: M. Hofer/UNESCO)President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to declare a state of emergency in education in Nigeria and to substantially …

Education

COP23 recognizes the role of women in climate action

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23), in Bonn, Germany, entering its final week of negotiations, the Fiji Presidency today …

Climate

Crypto For Social Good — Conference Call, November 14th, 2pm-3pm EST

Crypto For Social Good — Conference Call, November 14th, 2pm-3pm EST<p>As massive as the wealth creation and corporate disruption is going to be as a …

Bitcoin

One in three children in Macedonia overweight

One in three children in Macedonia is overweight, 14 percent of boys aged 11 in Macedonia are overweight compared to the four percent European …

Macedonia

Let's make the case for agriculture undeniable at the UN climate talks

These two weeks countries are meeting in Bonn for the annual UN climate talks. No grand decisions are expected for this year’s COP as it is more of a working meeting leading up to decisions being made next year in Poland. But one subject is returning to the agenda again and again: agriculture. So …

Climate

Migrant Laborers in ASEAN Hurt by Remittance Fees Hardest

Singapore has a dirty secret. According to labor advocates, the migrant workers who make up nearly 30 percent of its workforce are subject to extortion, wage theft, extended shifts with minimal overtime pay or days off as well as unacceptable food and housing conditions. While government reforms …

Taiwan

Education,peace are necessary for achieving sustainable development goals: Shahbaz Sharif

Lahore: In his interaction with the participants of the 1st International Youth Summit today, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif threw light on the …

Sustainability

Opinion: Can blended finance close the generational gap of aid workers?

This year's SOCAP and World Bank annual meetings highlighted the different approaches millennials and baby boomers are taking to international …