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#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#104209
2015-06-08

Africa: Shaping the Global Development Agenda After the MDGs and What It Means for the Continent and Rwanda

As the twilight rapidly sets in on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with their end-2015 deadline fast approaching, the efforts that have already been underway for at least two years now for ushering in another new dawn for a global development compact are also at full speed.

News Headlines
#104187
2015-06-05

President of UN General Assembly: Environment essential for sustainable development

"We cannot have sustainable development without addressing social, development and environmental issues," said Sam Kahamba Kutesa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, during his visit to the Parliament on 3 June.

News Headlines
#104173
2015-06-04

First draft of sustainable development goals exposes gaps, warn NGOs

Three months before the SDGs are adopted, experts praise ambition of vision but fear methods are too weak to measure progress in areas such as women’s rights

News Headlines
#104174
2015-06-04

Pushing for Post-2015 Strategic Sustainable Devt Goals

In 2000, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set a few, highly effective targets for the world, e.g. halve the proportion of poor and hungry and reduce childhood mortality by two-thirds. The goals have had varying levels of success. Now, the UN and the world are to decide whic ...

News Headlines
#104176
2015-06-04

President of UN General Assembly: Environment essential for sustainable development

"We cannot have sustainable development without addressing social, development and environmental issues," said Sam Kahamba Kutesa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, during his visit to the Parliament on 3 June.

News Headlines
#104178
2015-06-04

Moving towards a more sustainable production and consumption pattern

World Environment Day is an opportunity to identify solutions for re-engineering our consumer culture

News Headlines
#104158
2015-06-03

EU needs serious action to secure sustainable global future

This week's European development days (EDD) in Brussels are taking place at a crucial time for development policy. It is the European year for development and 2015 will also see key decisions being taken in a series of global conferences which affect development policy.

News Headlines
#104118
2015-06-01

Use bamboo in sustainable development

Governments should pay more attention to the role that bamboo and rattan can play in building more sustainable and greener economies, a pressure group has told a UN meeting.

News Headlines
#104037
2015-05-26

The sustainable development goals are serious business

Here we are, midway though the big one, 2015 – our generation's 1945 as Mary Robinson put it recently – the one that will make all the difference for the environment, sustainability and climate change.

News Headlines
#104038
2015-05-26

Development decisions made today will fundamentally alter Africa’s ecological future

WWF and the African Development Bank today launched the 2015 African Ecological Futures report, highlighting a development path that can bring long-term well-being and prosperity while valuing and safeguarding Africa’s rich natural resources.

News Headlines
#104039
2015-05-26

Inaugural forum for Asia-Pacific environment ministers held

Environment Ministers and Authorities from 35countries across Asia Pacific met on May 19 to find solutions to pressing sustainable development, health and environment challenges facing the region at the inaugural First Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities Forum.

News Headlines
#103911
2015-05-20

Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter for businesses

From toilets to clean tech, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals promise commercial opportunities, argues Forum for the Future' Stephanie Draper

News Headlines
#103888
2015-05-19

Progress on sustainable energy improving, but 'world must move faster' – UN backed-report

18 May 2015 – Renewable energy generation and energy efficiency improvements will need to accelerate dramatically if the world is to achieve universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, according to a United Nations-backed report released today as senior leaders from government, business, fin ...

News Headlines
#103847
2015-05-15

What role do indigenous people and forests have in a sustainable future?

Development planning must focus on the most vulnerable and include indigenous people in decision making, says Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

News Headlines
#103848
2015-05-15

Ethiopia: Implementing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

After fifteen years of nations pursuing the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations, representatives of the member states, along with experts and private citizens, have defined Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help set the course for the next fifteen years.

News Headlines
#103843
2015-05-15

The struggle to get indigenous knowledge into policy

Compared with national and regional programmes, global level recognition of the importance of indigenous knowledge to scientific assessments has been lagging.

News Headlines
#103823
2015-05-14

NGOs Urge Post-2015 Declaration Include Water, Sanitation as Basic Human Rights

UNITED NATIONS, May 13 2015 (IPS) - Virtually every major international conference concludes with a “programme of action” (PoA) – described in U.N. jargon as “an outcome document” – preceded by a political declaration where 193 member states religiously pledge to honour their commitments.

News Headlines
#103792
2015-05-12

Opinion: Don’t Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind in SDGs

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 2015 (IPS) - U.N. member states are meeting throughout the year to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will set the global development agenda for the next 15 years. The goals are supposed to be universal and aspire to “leave no one behind.”

News Headlines
#103795
2015-05-12

Defining the Post-2015 Period

In statements at the beginning of the year, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa highlighted important connections among the climate change, post-2015 development agenda and Financing for Development (FfD) summits and conferences that are taking pl ...

News Headlines
#103766
2015-05-08

Opinion: South-South Cooperation Vital for Sustainable Development

COLOMBO, May 8 2015 (IPS) - Sustainable development is central to a range of key discussions at the United Nations and elsewhere at the moment.

News Headlines
#103739
2015-05-07

Fertile but fragile Bangladesh at climate risk

The Sendai Framework is a UN recognized and accepted Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with worldwide coverage. It signals the start of a post development agenda after the end of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for this year.

News Headlines
#103698
2015-05-04

EU development finance needs 'completely new approach', report says

The European Union needs to adopt a “completely new approach” to development finance and switch its focus from merely providing funding to devising and supporting policies that have a long-term, transformative impact, a new report argues.

News Headlines
#103700
2015-05-04

Algeria: UN Post-2015 Development Agenda - Algeria Urges African Countries to Support Common Position, Adopted in 2014

Algiers — Algeria on Sunday called on African countries to support the common position on the UN post-2015 development agenda, adopted in January 2014 in Addis Ababa, so to play an "active and constructive" role in defining this future program.

News Headlines
#103674
2015-04-30

New Handbook Explores How Trade Can Drive the Transition to a Green Economy

Geneva, 28 April 2015 - A new handbook released today aims to boost the interaction between trade and the Green Economy, thus opening up new possibilities to drive sustainable development.

News Headlines
#103642
2015-04-28

New sustainability agenda must harmonize man’s relationship with planet – UN Assembly President

27 April 2015 – As United Nations Member States prepare to adopt and move toward implementing a new development agenda, the President of the General Assembly said it is critical to ensure that “a harmonious relationship with our planet underpins our quest to achieve sustainable development.”

News Headlines
#103606
2015-04-24

Ethiopia: Sustainable Development Goals - Means to Strengthen Global Partnership

When the World Economic Forum (WEF) met last January in Switzerland, attended mostly by the rich and the super-rich, the London-based charity Oxfam unveiled a report with an alarming statistic: if current trends continue, the world's richest one percent would own more than 50 percent of the worl ...

News Headlines
#103560
2015-04-21

Decoupled ideals

Humanity faces two fundamental challenges this century. The first is to lift billions of people out of poverty and give them the opportunity to live healthy and dignified lives. The second is to ensure that this development does not destabilize the climatic and ecological systems that have enabl ...

News Headlines
#103527
2015-04-20

Policy: Five priorities for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Restructure data-gathering and evaluation networks to address climate change, energy, food, health and water provision, say Yonglong Lu and colleagues.

News Headlines
#103528
2015-04-20

Africa: Accurate and Timely Data Vital to Post-2015 Agenda, Says UN Assembly President

At an event today where participants discussed the importance of the data revolution to sustainable development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly stressed the importance of data to negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and on financing for development.

News Headlines
#103447
2015-04-13

Sustainable development won't happen without the means to implement it

Predictably, the world has spent four years getting excited about ambitious targets and has given itself little more than four months to work out how to pay for them.

News Headlines
#103399
2015-04-09

At thematic debate, UN chief urges efficient private sector funding for post-2015 development

8 April 2015 – The international community needs a financial framework capable of confronting the multifaceted crises of the day in a predictable and effective manner if it is to delineate a successful post-2015 sustainable development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed.

News Headlines
#103387
2015-04-08

Worthy of support

THE United Nations General Assembly will agree on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the successor arrangement to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in September.

News Headlines
#103354
2015-04-02

UN Post-2015 Talks Focus on Draft Sustainable Development Goals

Divisions on how best to finalise a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) moved to the fore last week during a New York meeting of delegates charged with hammering out a post-2015 development agenda.

News Headlines
#103327
2015-03-31

Sustainable development goals matter

Following the progress made under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which guided global development efforts in the years 2000-2015, the world’s governments are currently negotiating a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period 2016-2030.

News Headlines
#103328
2015-03-31

UN post-2015 talks focus on draft sustainable development goals

Divisions on how best to finalise a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) moved to the fore last week during a New York meeting of delegates charged with hammering out a post-2015 development agenda.

News Headlines
#103288
2015-03-26

Pollution a Key but Underrated Factor in New Development Goals

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 26 2015 (IPS) - Pollution is likely to be the most pressing global health issue in the coming years without effective prevention and clean-up efforts, experts say.

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