Tag: SDGs

2022 UN Ocean Conference Focuses on Sustainability

The UN Ocean Conference, from June 27-July 1, provides a unique opportunity to boost collective efforts and find innovative solutions to effectively address the challenges facing the world’s oceans. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14 is about conserving and… Read More

United Nations Sustainable Development Events in 2022

The United Nations has eight global events planned in 2022 to focus on sustainable development. The events will focus on everything from climate change and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the need to safeguard the world’s… Read More

UN Leads Effort To Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels

The United Nations is urging the world to speed-up the worldwide transition to cleaner forms of energy and end the use of coal, if we are to stand a chance of limiting temperature rises. According to the UN,… Read More

Report: Measuring Global Engagement on Biodiversity

Biodiversity in the world is rapidly declining. According to a recent report from The Economist Intelligence Unit — commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — “time is running out, and action to prevent fatal nature loss is… Read More

Africa Has Desperate Need for Climate-resilient Water and Sanitation Infrastructure

The international community must prioritize water and sanitation access in Africa, a according to recent joint statement from UNICEF and The Global Water Partnership. Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF and Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania and… Read More

Harnessing Technology to Meet Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP Launches New Initiative To Address Issues Related to Global Pandemic

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have announced the establishment of the COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility, a global initiative and collaboration bringing… Read More

UN Secretary Reiterates Importance of Sustainable Development Goals

I call for renewed ambition, mobilization, leadership and collective action, not just to beat COVID-19 but to recover better, together.

All Global Sustainability Is Local

“We have learned that sustainability’s progress is dynamic, and that sometimes gains in one important area can come at costs to another area, tradeoffs that can be difficult to understand but can ultimately hobble progress.”

EU Releases 2020 Report on Sustainable Development Goals

While it is based on pre-pandemic data, the 2020 report shows that the EU made progress on the SDGs between 2015 to 2019.