8 February 2016 – Just as 2015 was a year of “global action” with the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, so 2016 must be a year of “global traction” to ensure that 3.1 billion people worldwide are not left behind in the race to end poverty, United Nations Secretar ...
HMEDABAD: The year 2015 was significant for policymakers across the globe as 193 nations including India accepted sustainable development goals (SDGs) and it was soon followed by Paris Agreement at COP 21.
Now that the fireworks have faded along with some of the afterglow from the very successful COP21 meeting in Paris we must begin in earnest in deciding what 2016 will bring.
The growing role of the private sector and emerging economies in development have made it onto a list of the biggest research needs to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), collated by academics and nongovernmental organisations.
Innovative partnerships can provide solutions to environmental, social and ethical challenges
Nairobi, 14 December 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the Environment and Trade Hub, an initiative which will assist countries to use sustainable trade as a vehicle for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
On December 4, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) (1) of the United Nations at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...
8 December 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued a comprehensive analysis of global health trends since 2000, and laid out actions that should be prioritized over the next 15 years to achieve the newly-agreed United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying that univ ...
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
ROME, Nov 29 2015 (IPS) - Climate change impacts are already upon us. Sea levels are rising, glaciers and ice are melting. People in poor countries are struggling to cope and adapt. Even developed countries are facing adverse consequences, taxing their own adaptive capacities to increased floodi ...
After the launch of the SDGs to set the development agenda until 2030, our expert panel discuss how the goals can be achieved
México, 17 Nov (Notimex).- México está convencido de que el aprovechamiento sustentable es una herramienta que puede convivir con el cuidado de la biodiversidad, además de ser ideal para ayudar a revertir el problema de la pobreza, afirmó el titular de la Semarnat, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán.
Does the world agree on the definition of a mountain? Is internet access a “basic service” for all people? Should the same-sized cities in China and Jamaica be held to the same standards?
BANGKOK — Nothing erases development as suddenly and severely as natural disasters.
The European Commission on 27 October published its work programme for 2016. This document appears to show that the Juncker Commission’s thinking has evolved since it took up office a year ago and there is some suggestion that after one year in office, President Juncker and his Commission are st ...
The UN Sustainable Development Goals highlight the need to protect the oceans, coastlines and small-scale fishermen. However, this may be in conflict with ASEAN’s bid to reach the targets set out in the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint.
In December 2015 the UN will host the 21st annual Conference of Parties (COP 21) negotiations to achieve universal commitment to an ambitious, legally binding agreement on climate change.
The scientific community has helped to generate the momentum behind the sustainable development goals. By linking evidence to policy in timely, thoughtful and sensitive ways, scientists can now contribute to the task of implementation.
3 October 2015 – Opening the floor at the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador said “we have concluded a stage in the world’s history marked by important progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), however, this progress has not ...
The nations of the world approved a new development agenda in New York over the past weekend.
Environmental protection is both the target and basic content of sustainable development, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at the fourth National Conference on the Environment in Hanoi on September 30.
[NEW YORK] Negotiators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted last week in New York, have stressed the role of science in meeting the wide range of concerns that the new goals aim to address by 2030.
[NEW YORK] As a woman, I was intrigued to learn that the UN’s post-2015 development agenda gives a special role to women. Not only does the list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a specific goal to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; the role of women is also c ...
This week, the United Nations unveiled 17 goals-- and 168 targets - that comprise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Last week, the United Nations adopted 17 ambitious goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which aim to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.
The shift in the perceived role of corporations as solely profit generators to agents for positive change has become clearer than ever before with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
25 September 2015 – The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.
Sustainable Development Goal number 15 aims at halting deforestation by 2020. It might sound ambitious - but even that, environmentalists say, is not enough. At debate is the definition of "forest."
As world governments meet this week to set goals for eradicating poverty and create sustainable development opportunities, we are marking Climate Week NYC with a particular focus today on forests.
UN’s aim of ending global poverty, hunger and gender inequality by 2030 has a long way to go after the millennium development goals’ patchy results
After a decade of dramatic global health and economic advances, world leaders are set to adopt a sweeping agenda to eradicate extreme poverty and child mortality and spur efforts to slow climate change and preserve the environment..
22 September 2015 – The United Nations Secretariat Building in New York will be illuminated this evening with massive projections relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ahead of the three-day special UN summit beginning on Friday.
United Nations: India's success in sustaining high growth and poverty alleviation will substantially contribute to achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, a top policy adviser to the Indian government has said.
When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched 15 years ago, the environment was largely an afterthought. The MDG goal that addressed environmental concerns was awkwardly designed and lacked ambition.
The unveiling of the Sustainable Development Goals next week will be a milestone moment for our collective future.
When world leaders gather in New York for the UN general assembly next week, they will commit to a plan to end extreme poverty, tackle inequality and reduce the impact of climate change by 2030.
In a few days, world leaders will meet at United Nations headquarters in New York to adopt a new global plan of action for ending poverty and hunger, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
16 September 2015 – A firm foundation to ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all has been built but a solid long-term institutional arrangement is needed, the United Nations Secretary-General said today, as he welcomed the creation of an international not-for-profit or ...
The new international targets to improve people's lives and protect life on the planet, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), do much more than just extend for another 15 years the remit of the Millennium Development Goals.
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 and environmental objectives for the coming 15 years.
London, 14 September 2015 - Only days ahead of the historic summit to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new UN study calls on regulators to implement proactive policies that build institutional investment frameworks, institutions and culture with sustainability at their core.
3 September 2015 – As United Nations Member States prepare to adopt a new set of Sustainable Development Goals, a ground-breaking collaboration of campaigners, public figures, companies and civil society groups is uniting to tell seven billion people in seven days that “it’s time to change the w ...
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S upporters of global goals to end poverty and promote human rights, an agenda that goes before the United Nations this month, kicked off a massive campaign this week, saying publicity is key to winning the backing of world leaders.
Newly released issue briefs for the Sustainable Development Goals “interactive dialogues” underscore this tension.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
The FINANCIAL -- Sustainable development policy aims to achieve a continuous improvement in citizens’ quality of life and well- being.
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.
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.