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#105076
2015-09-02

In new UN goals, an evolving vision of how to change the world

Global development has often begun with big checks from foreign aid budgets. But the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals take a very different approach.

News Headlines
#105083
2015-09-02

General Assembly hands over draft global sustainability agenda to UN Member States

1 September 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community “to the cusp of decisions that can help realize the… dream of a worl ...

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#105066
2015-09-01

Civil society must be ‘equal partners’ in implementing UN sustainability agenda, Ban tells parliamentarians

31 August 2015 – With speakers of parliament meeting at United Nations Headquarters at a moment when the world is gripped by multiple crises – displacement has soared to all-time highs and the threat of climate change grows by the day – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the legislators to help ...

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#105067
2015-09-01

Is the European Union moving towards sustainable development?

The FINANCIAL -- Sustainable development policy aims to achieve a continuous improvement in citizens’ quality of life and well- being.

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#105023
2015-08-28

Ecuador: Comprehensive Strategy For Sustainable Development And Economic Growth – Analysis

Since January 2007, the government of Ecuador, under the leadership of President Rafael Correa, has pursued economic reforms that have alleviated poverty, built sustainable cities, reduced pollution, reduced unemployment and brought transparency and the war against corruption at the forefront.

News Headlines
#104993
2015-08-26

Ethiopia: Indigenous Knowledge and Institutions Indispensable for Sustainable Development

Though the indigenous knowledge is an integral part of the development process of local communities, it is an underutilized resource in development process of developing countries.

News Headlines
#104958
2015-08-21

UN clinches outcome document for post-2015 development agenda

UN members on 2 August finalised a new global development agenda outlining a series of international sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years after intense negotiations in New York.

News Headlines
#104939
2015-08-20

Ethiopia: UN Targets Trillions of Dollars to Implement Sustainable Development Agenda

After more than two years of intense negotiations, the U.N.'s 193 member states have unanimously agreed on a new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDA) with 17 goals -- including the elimination of extreme poverty and hunger -- to be reached by 2030.

News Headlines
#104885
2015-08-18

Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 presents a bold vision for women, girls

This year, the United Nations is moving from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to a new set of global goals for (sustainable) development, setting the framework agenda for the period till 2030.

News Headlines
#104871
2015-08-13

Last-minute lack of transparency weakens sustainable development goals

On Sunday 2 August, the 193 countries which make up the UN agreed to a document that will shape the next 15 years of international development policy and action.

News Headlines
#104843
2015-08-12

UN body stresses vital role of geospatial data to achieving sustainable development goals

11 August 2015 – Geographic information about people and the planet is critical to making better decisions and using resources more wisely, and will be vital to achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals that countries have recently agreed on, according to a United Nations expert on the issue.

News Headlines
#104846
2015-08-12

UN unveils SDG indicators for dissection

A consultation on the indicators to measure the success of the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was started yesterday by the UN Statistical Commission.

News Headlines
#104834
2015-08-11

Sustainable Development Goals - Utopian Fantasy or Economic No-brainer?

Last week, following months of painstaking negotiations that may have passed many readers by, UN negotiators in New York completed their work to finalise the text of 'Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development', setting out the final text of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

News Headlines
#104817
2015-08-10

Africa: Leaders to Adopt Sustainable Development Agenda

Tanzania and other 193 member states of the United Nations have reached an agreement on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted next month by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

News Headlines
#104818
2015-08-10

Civil society: A key partner for post-2015 development agenda in Asia

Earlier this month, the world took a momentous step forward: the 193 member states of the UN reached an agreement on the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

News Headlines
#104769
2015-08-05

Opinion: New development goals - same as the old?

The UN's green-tinted Sustainable Development Goals are an acknowledgment of human-caused environmental pressures. That's all well and good, but is it too little, too late?

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#104750
2015-08-04

Ban Ki-moon: sustainable development goals 'leave no one behind'

UN secretary general hails ‘people’s agenda’ as member states finally assent to targets lauded for poverty pledge despite scepticism about implementation

News Headlines
#104728
2015-08-03

UN aims to 'end poverty' with 2030 agenda for sustainable development

The United Nations member states have endorsed an agenda on sustainable development up to the year 2030. The ambitious, wide-ranging plan is to be ratified next month at a meeting of heads of government.

News Headlines
#104740
2015-08-03

U.N. states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.

News Headlines
#104744
2015-08-03

Ethiopia: Environment and Development Finance - Capturing Synergies for Sustainable Dev't

The land beneath our feet holds huge, largely untapped potential for rapid gains in both the fight against climate change and efforts to achieve the SDGs.

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#104717
2015-07-31

Opinion: Hungry for Change, Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 2015 (IPS) - With the enthusiasm of the recent Financing for Development conference behind us, the central issues and many layers of what is at stake are now firmly in sight. In fact, a complex issue like hunger, which is a long standing development priority, remains an ev ...

News Headlines
#104703
2015-07-30

U.N.’s Post-2015 Development Agenda Under Fire

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 2015 (IPS) - The U.N.’s highly ambitious post-2015 development agenda, which is expected to be finalised shortly, has come fire even before it could get off the ground.

News Headlines
#104705
2015-07-30

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 development. The Open Working Group has been crafting a comprehensive package of goals and targets that can drive global efforts towards a sustainable ...

News Headlines
#104682
2015-07-28

How the UN’s latest initiative could end the water crisis in 15 years

“Among the many things I learned as a President,” Nelson Mandela once said, “was the centrality of water in the social, political and economic affairs of the country, the continent and the world.”

News Headlines
#104683
2015-07-28

Ban welcomes UN Assembly’s endorsement of action plan on post-2015 development financing

27 July 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly today endorsed the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development adopted two weeks ago by a major UN conference, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the move as a major step that firmly puts the world “on the path to a mo ...

News Headlines
#104651
2015-07-24

These Cities Are Learning From Each Other to Become More Sustainable

If you've hung around some of the wackier, more conspiratorial parts of the internet you may have heard of Agenda 21.

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#104640
2015-07-23

Conservation: Stop misuse of biodiversity offsets

Biodiversity offsetting involves trying to compensate for the damage to species and habitats caused by development such as expanding cities, constructing mines and building dams, by creating an 'ecologically equivalent' benefit elsewhere1.

News Headlines
#104642
2015-07-23

We must quench the thirst of the 663 million people without safe water

The report card is in on the UN’s first set of global targets, the millennium development goals. And when it comes to reaching the world’s poorest with safe water and basic toilets, the grade is mediocre at best.

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#104590
2015-07-20

The Guardian view on global development goals: heed the good news, but more needs to be done

At a time when good news seems so hard to come by on the global stage, try stepping back and looking at some of the larger, more positive trends that do exist. This is the data that says the planet isn’t doing so badly in some respects, and that people’s lives, if looked at on a big scale, have ...

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#104591
2015-07-20

Islamic Finance to fund Sustainable Development Goals

Islamic Finance can serve as a strong and non-traditional source of financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to global experts.

News Headlines
#104538
2015-07-14

The Land Battle for Sustainable Development

As high-level political representatives gather in Addis Ababa this week for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, there are reasons to be optimistic about the fight against climate change and the pursuit of sustainable development.

News Headlines
#104506
2015-07-08

Policy: Development goals should enable decision-making

In September, a United Nations summit of heads of state will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — a set of 17 goals and 169 targets to guide international development. A diverse range of indicators and monitoring strategies is being proposed, covering every dimension of development, ...

News Headlines
#104498
2015-07-07

Sustainable development goals will be hard sell for United Nations

Fifteen years after world leaders gathered in New York to agree an unprecedented global assault on poverty, disease and inequality, the final report is in on the eight millennium development goals (MDGs) they set.

News Headlines
#104499
2015-07-07

800 million still hungry and poor despite progress of millennium goals: U.N.

About 800 million people still live in dire poverty and suffer from hunger despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) being the most successful anti-poverty push in history, the U.N. said on Monday

News Headlines
#104470
2015-07-03

Rwanda: SDGs and What They Mean for the Country

This article is a sequel to the one published in the June 8 edition of The New Times on the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which focused more on the lessons that have been learnt from the processes leading up to the introduction o ...

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#104476
2015-07-03

The Sustainable Economy and Decent Work for All

We face two defining challenges in the 21st century: ensuring environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a reality.

News Headlines
#104462
2015-07-02

UNCTAD's proposal for a Post-2015 sustainable development review process

UNCTAD is proposing a framework that will help countries to deliver the post-2015 development agenda.

News Headlines
#104465
2015-07-02

UN Negotiators Review “Zero Draft” for Post-2015 Development Agenda

UN negotiators meeting in New York last week commented on a “zero draft” for a new global development agenda and engaged in substantive discussions on key sections, including a declaration, a planned set of sustainable development goals (SDGs), means of implementation, and how to monitor progres ...

News Headlines
#104442
2015-06-30

Financing The UN's Sustainable Development Goals

As the sun begins to set on the United Nations’ 15-year Millennium Development Goals, the international development community is rallying around a set of new Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) to be decided at this year’s UN General Assembly, as well as a financial framework that will guide ...

News Headlines
#104369
2015-06-23

Excellent Opportunity for Planning Africa's Sustainable Development, ECA Partners Declare

Addis Ababa — Since Rio +20, Africa has been redefining, refining, implementing and reviewing sustainable development.

News Headlines
#104368
2015-06-22

Why should you care about the Sustainable Development Goals?

Delegates meet in New York this week to hammer out revamped anti-poverty goals, that campaigners say could rival in significance 1948′s watershed UN Declaration of Human Rights.

News Headlines
#104352
2015-06-19

Opinion: 2015 and Beyond, Young Voices, Loud Demands

BRUSSELS, Jun 19 2015 (IPS) - As a young person interested in development, my heart beats a little faster when I look at the potential of 2015. There has never been so much at stake as this year for the future of our planet.

News Headlines
#104319
2015-06-17

Cities Will Be Decisive in Fight for Sustainable Development

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 2015 (IPS) - With cities increasingly in the spotlight on the international stage, urban planning and development has become a critical issue in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

News Headlines
#104328
2015-06-17

Sustainable Development Goals: each of us has a part to play

In 2000 the United Nations set a range of eight goals to end things like extreme poverty, child mortality and women dying in childbirth by 2015. Unfortunately we’re not there yet.

News Headlines
#104308
2015-06-16

Taking the SDGs on a road test

As the international development community works to define the post-2015 agenda, many questions arise regarding the feasibility of measuring progress toward the sustainable development goals: How big are the data gaps, and how can we fill them?

News Headlines
#104269
2015-06-12

FAO role sought for achieving post-2015 development agenda

ISLAMABAD: National Food Security and Research Minister Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan on Thursday called on the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to play its role in assisting developing countries to implement the Post 2015 Development Agenda, ensure food security and nutrition and eradicate e ...

News Headlines
#104231
2015-06-10

U.N. Chief Backs New Int’l Decade for Water for Sustainable Development

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 9 2015 (IPS) - As the United Nations continues its negotiations to both define and refine a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before a summit meeting of world leaders in September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed support for a new “International Deca ...

News Headlines
#104235
2015-06-10

Bokova: UN agencies' role will increase in the post-2015 agenda

SPECIAL REPORT / The role of the United Nations specialised agencies becomes more important under the post-2015 agenda, because they are universal, just like the Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

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#104220
2015-06-09

UN deputy chief calls for universal sustainable development goals for post-2015 era

UNITED NATIONS, June 8 (Xinhua) -- UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Monday highlighted the need for new sustainable development goals which are universal, people-centered and cross- cutting at the ECOSOC commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the World Summit for Social Development.

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#104225
2015-06-09

Nigeria: Post MDGs - Experts Insist On Few, Effective Targets

Development analysts and economists have insisted that selecting fewer but effective targets will ensure successful implementation of the Post 2015 Development Agenda by the world leaders.

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