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#115523
2017-12-08

Moving forward in Mexico

To meet the development and climate-change challenges of the future, the Mexican government is introducing important changes to institutions and policies. One main task is the coherent implementation of the sustainable-development and climate agendas.

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#115450
2017-12-04

Yamuna floodplain: Phase-I of biodiversity park to be ready by

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today told the National Green Tribunal that development of Phase-I of the biodiversity park on the floodplains of river Yamuna will be completed by April next year.

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#115010
2017-10-30

Asia: From 'Tiger Economies' to 'Tiger Food Systems'

With just 13 years to achieve the planet’s most ambitious development goals in history, there is no engine better suited to drive this global transformation than the Asia-Pacific.A region with a heavy influence on global policy, it is home to leading centers for innovation, finance, and health, ...

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#113939
2017-07-27

Mine action in the era of the SDGs and sustaining peace

The impact of mines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) on security and development came to be widely recognised in the late 1980s. Throughout the 1990s, collective efforts to raise the issue on the international stage increased.

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#113942
2017-07-27

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Reveals Thailand's Path Toward Sustainable Development Goals

NO POVERTY. The first goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations sounds so simple, but has proven enormously difficult to achieve. Despite progress made by many nations in recent decades, more than 3 billion people, half of the world's population, still live on less than ...

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#113924
2017-07-26

Why Canada Needs Country-Specific Indicators For The SDGs

Imagine a policy agenda in Canada that truly left no one behind. What kind of social programs would be in place? What would the distribution of wealth look like? Which programs and services would be made obsolete?

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#113885
2017-07-21

Sustainable development and sustaining peace: Two sides of the same coin

More than 1.4 billion people, including half of the world’s extremely poor people, live in fragile and conflict-affected settings. The number is forecast to grow by a staggering 82 percent by 2030. Around 244 million people are on the move, with 65 million people in our world being forcibly disp ...

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#113888
2017-07-21

Malaysia 'deeply committed' to UN 2030 Agenda, says Abdul Rahman

NEW YORK: Wrapping up his week-long visit to New York, Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan said his appearance at the United Nations was to convey that Malaysia is "deeply committed" to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda.

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#113835
2017-07-20

Achieving Zero Hunger requires transforming rural economies, investing in sustainable agriculture

20 July 2017, New York - The pace of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be accelerated , a high-level United Nations meeting stressed today in its final declaration.

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#113673
2017-07-06

Secretary-General outlines steps to strengthen UN’s development framework

5 July 2017 – Stating that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the “boldest agenda for humanity” and requires equally bold changes in the United Nations development system, Secretary-General António Guterres today outlined steps to better place the Organization to deliver tangible res ...

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#113220
2017-06-08

Take action to preserve biodiversity, urges UN convention

“Biodiversity conservation is a pre-condition for achieving sustainable development,” says Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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#113065
2017-05-26

Opinion: IFIs are enabling the plunder of the world's oceans and seas

This year, the United Nations will host its “Ocean Conference” from June 5-9 in New York. Billed as a “game changer” event aiming to reverse the decline in the health of the world’s oceans and seas, it is expected to attract thousands of policymakers, scientists and other stakeholders, to stimul ...

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#113023
2017-05-24

Shaping lives with good nutrition

MPROVING quality of life for all people and preparing a next generation to serve at the local, regional and international levels are some of the goals that governments, educational institutions, and the private sector work collaboratively to achieve.

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#112698
2017-05-01

Mexico announces 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) led the installation of the National Council for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will make it possible, “To define the route to incorporate different visions in favor of a common cause: laying the foundations of the future to which we ...

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#112699
2017-05-01

How Companies Can Support Sustainable Development

Going green and sustainability are becoming industry buzzwords in a world where people are still arguing about climate change. But other than recycling paper waste and going digital, many companies don’t even know where to start when it comes to sustainability.

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#112585
2017-04-19

Western Mediterranean: Actions for the sustainable development of the blue economy

Today the European Commission launches a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean region.

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#112586
2017-04-19

Consortia Identify Indicators to Make SDGs Work for Climate Change Hotspots

April 2017: Members of four consortia focused on climate change hot spots have proposed indicators that have a regional scope and complement subnational and national indicators.

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#112589
2017-04-19

UN forum highlights importance of stronger partnerships for financing sustainable development

18 April 2017 – Underlining the importance of sustainable finance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officials today called for stronger partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure that resource requirements are met.

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#112363
2017-03-28

How green buildings can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

The World Green Building Council’s Dominika Czerwinska outlines the many ways in which green buildings can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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#112308
2017-03-22

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. The technology and financial case for recovering wastewater are already there, says United Nations' University's Tamara Avellan.

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#112257
2017-03-17

Mexico meeting to bring world together on disaster prevention

Two years have passed quickly since the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction kicked off one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the United Nations: the all-encompassing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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#111791
2017-02-01

Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development

31 January 2017 – Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a United Nations-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects.

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#111738
2017-01-25

Climate change and sustainable development: only one agenda

With 2016 devoted largely to the getting the Paris Agreement ratified and entering into force, attention is now turning to its implementation, alongside the 17 SDGs.

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#111182
2016-12-01

WWF celebrates a champion of inclusive sustainable development

WWF has presented the 2016 Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award to Irina Bokova for her significant contributions to conservation.

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#111183
2016-12-01

One in three people suffers malnutrition at global cost of $3.5 trillion a year – UN

1 December 2016 – As an United Nations international meeting on ways to improve diets and ensure sustainable food systems kicked off in Rome, Italy today, participants were told that one in three people on the planet suffers some form of malnutrition, impacting public health and economic develop ...

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#111131
2016-11-28

Where are forests in Europe’s Sustainable Development Goals plans?

Forests are vital to achieving the SDGs and the aims of the Paris Agreement. Without action to protect forests, the problems posed by poverty and climate change will only get worse, writes Indra Van Gisbergen.

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#110361
2016-10-11

Sustainable development goals

There are 9.8 million stunted children in Pakistan, and the country is ranked third in the world with the greatest number of children with stunted growth. According to an estimate, 45 percent of the children in the country are stunted

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#110113
2016-09-22

FEATURE: Two panda cubs, two little girls and the Sustainable Development Goals

20 September 2016 – What do two panda cubs and two Fijian girls have to do with the Sustainable Development Goals?

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#109975
2016-09-14

UN report calls for synergies between universal 2030 Agenda and goals for least developed countries

13 September 2016 – The world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs) have experienced some positive developments, yet challenges remain with new risks and uncertainties threatening development gains, according to a new United Nations report released today.

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#109915
2016-09-09

Ethiopia: Protecting Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Editorial: As agriculture is the mainstay of the nation's economy, maintaining the bio diversity and the ecosystem is critically vital. Also, the production of food and industrial crops and the development of the livestock sector heavily rely on the natural resources,with which they are interrel ...

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#109881
2016-09-08

Africa: Green Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Development - Experts

Hall, an architect from Light Earth Designs, was yesterday presenting Rwanda's current urbanisation and Green Cities Development Plans, at the ongoing Global Green Growth Week 2016, at JeJu Island, South Korea.

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#109785
2016-09-01

Predictive tool vital to sustainable environmental futures

A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could help governments mitigate the impact of climate change in developing countries.

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#109698
2016-08-24

Some climate paths may harm sustainable development

In December 2015 in Paris, the world's leaders agreed to keep global average temperature rise well below 2°C above pre-industrial values.

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#109506
2016-08-09

Access to banking: Critical to ending poverty

Financial inclusion is an important component of poverty alleviation. It is about increasing access to financial services, especially for the working poor, who typically rely on irregular, low-paid work in the informal economy.

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#109493
2016-08-08

Meeting Sustainable Development Goals and achieving stronger public, private and people partnerships

Smaller nations are already feeling the effects of climate change and are working towards more sustainable development policies by encouraging closer collaborations between government, private sector, NGOs and development partners. This was the message from leaders in the Pacific Islands as they ...

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#109267
2016-07-25

SDGs could boost citizen science in Africa

[MANCHESTER] The Sustainable Development Goals are a chance for Africa to give citizens a say in shaping local science activity and the innovations that follow from it, a UK conference has heard.

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#109229
2016-07-21

First progress report on Sustainable Development Agenda aims to leave no one behind

20 July 2016 – The first ever progress report on the new global development agenda provides the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation, among others, so that the world can address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years.

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#109210
2016-07-20

New UN study links trees in drylands with sustainable development

19 July 2016 – For the first time, a new United Nations report details the number of trees, forests and how the land is used in the world’s drylands, and the findings could be used to track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and help fight climate change.

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#109220
2016-07-20

UN chief launches first report to track Sustainable Development Goals

19 July 2016 – Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work ...

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#108882
2016-06-10

Ghanaian Scientists and Journalists Brainstorm On Biotech/GM Crops for Sustainable Development

Opinion: Do you remember this popular adage that: "When two elephants fight it is the grasses that bear the consequences?"

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#108872
2016-06-09

Nigeria: UNEA - Pushing Resolutions for Environmental Sustainability

At the United Nations Environment Assembly which convened in Nairobi, Kenya recently, governments and member-countries, including delegates from 174 countries, 120 at the ministerial level, agreed to 25 landmark resolutions to drive the sustainability agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. Abim ...

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#108711
2016-05-30

Galapagos project shows way forward for sustainable development

NEW YORK: The success of a global renewable energy project on Ecuador's Galapagos archipelago has given a major boost to the idea of sustainable development, according to a report.

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#108530
2016-05-10

Africa: Investing in Ecosystem-Based, Adaptation-Driven Agriculture for Sustainable Development

Editorial: Africa and its people have been suffering a lot with recurrent poverty, war and diversified insecurities for centuries. Many agree that this suffering is not due to lack of resources. The continent is blessed with Potentials of its Land, Rich Heritages and its People.

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#108479
2016-05-05

Ethiopia: Skill Development Essential for Good Land Governance

"The 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals) cannot be achieved without the introduction of modern land management systems accompanied by good land governance," said the President of Ethiopia, Mr. Mulatu Teshome in his opening remarks at the Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global G ...

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#108463
2016-05-03

'Now is the time for implementation,' Ban urges session on integrating UN sustainability agenda

2 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the importance of devising creative and coherent approaches in linking the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development as world leaders continue to work towards successfully implementing the U ...

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#108308
2016-04-22

UN urges action on sustainable development to create pathways for global 'transformation'

21 April 2016 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly today called on the international community to take action on the new UN sustainable development agenda in order to begin a transformation for the benefit of all people and the planet, or risk failure that will be felt for gene ...

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#107939
2016-04-05

Water conservation needed for sustainable development: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Urging people to conserve water, union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday said water conservation is essential for country's sustainable development.

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#107841
2016-03-30

UN calls for political will to overcome inequality hindering sustainable development for all

30 March 2016 – Inequality is a universal challenge faced by least-developed, middle-income and developed countries alike, but which can be overcome by political will at national and international levels, the United Nations deputy chief said today.

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#107707
2016-03-18

The 'clock is ticking' on climate and development goals, researcher warn

LONDON, March 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – If the world continues to postpone taking ambitious action on climate change and doesn’t take advantage of a wide range of technologies to reduce emissions, the new Sustainable Development Goals will be much harder to achieve, a Berlin-based resear ...

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#107614
2016-03-11

INTERVIEW: Managing disaster risk vital for sustainable development, UN official stresses

10 March 2016 – Nearly 350 reported disasters, over 22,000 deaths, 98.6 million people affected, and $66.5 billion in economic damage. That was the devastating toll of disasters worldwide in 2015, according to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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