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12.07.2018

UN Summer Academy Brings 2030 Development Agenda To Life

UN Summer Academy Brings 2030 Development Agenda To Life

By Rita Joshi BONN (IDN) – In 2015, countries from around the world adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. In November 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to… »

12.08.2017

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

By Manipadma Jena “Showing them a picture-book crow, I intone ‘kaak’ in Bengali, the State language. While others repeat in chorus, the tribal Santhali first-graders respond with a blank look. They know the crow only as ‘koyo’. They’ll happily roll out glass marbles to count… »

09.06.2017

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Evelyn Mbiza struggles with a wheelbarrow laden with multiple five litre containers filled with water while her eight-year-old child follows behind carrying another container as the two head home after spending several hours queuing for the precious liquid at a local borehole in Malbereign, a medium-income suburb in Harare, the… »

05.03.2017

UN’s 1st ‘Playable’ Policy Conference on Global Development

UN’s 1st ‘Playable’ Policy Conference on Global Development

By Rita Joshi BERLIN | BONN (IDN) – Inspired by innovative and forward-looking concepts, the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development, the first in a series of annual forums to help achieve the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) wrapped up in the German city of Bonn… »

15.12.2016

Gandhi and Sustainable Development

Gandhi and Sustainable Development

Gandhi, the father of modern India, is best known in the West for his original method of struggle for the independence of his country, the doctrine of nonviolence. However, beyond the policy goals such as getting the independence of India and maintain the country’s unity through dialogue between… »

02.09.2016

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

By Jose Rafael Quesada* SAN JOSE (IDN) – Costa Rica, a small Central American country with a population of barely 5 million inhabitants, has a high human development index (ranking 69th worldwide) and is considered a consolidated democracy in Latin America. High investments… »

26.07.2016

A Third Industrial Development Decade for the ‘Poorest Region in the World’ – Africa

A Third Industrial Development Decade for the ‘Poorest Region in the World’ – Africa

Human Wrongs Watch Underlining the need for the sustainable industrialization of Africa, the United Nations General Assembly on 25 July 2016 unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa. By the terms of the resolution, which was adopted without a vote,… »

21.07.2016

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

By Fernando Torres Morán LIMA (IDN) – Oxapampa is a province in the Pasco Region, in the high jungle area of Peru, which is home to the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve that was recognised by UNESCO in 2010. The reserve houses a number of protected… »

13.07.2016

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Human Wrongs Watch By Estrella Gutiérrez* CARACAS, 11 July 2016 (IPS) – Latin America’s teenage girls are a crucial force for change and for promoting sustainable development, if the region invests in their rights and… »

21.09.2015

Sustainable development: disarmament must be priority number one on the world’s agenda

Sustainable development: disarmament must be priority number one on the world’s agenda

From the 25th to the 27th of September this year the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 will take place in New York. The event will cover the new agenda to replace the 8 Millennium Development Goals designed to be reached by 2015. The working document carries the title “Transforming… »

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