According to Ban Ki-moon, The World water Development Report 2015, coordinated by UNESCO’s World water Assessment Programme, brings together 31 UN- Water Members and 37 Partners, and offers data and information aimed at policy and decision makers, inside and outside the water sector. The report illustrates the complex linkages between water and critical areas such as human health, food and energy security, urbanization, industrial growth and climate change.
How Information and Communications Technology can Accelerate Action on the Sustainable Development Goals. ICT & SDGs Final Report
This report has been compiled by a team from the Earth Institute at Columbia University in collaboration with Ericsson, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the GSMA. A variety of multidisciplinary experts in the academic and private sectors have contributed insights in order to gain a thorough and rich understanding of the impacts of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on achieving various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Owned by the farmers and workers, Fairtrade works globally to bring lasting and positive change to their lives and those of their communities. Their unique approach puts producers in the driving seat, from their own governance and operations, to farmer owned programmes on the ground tackling deeply embedded problems like child labour and gender discrimination.
This publication by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is a first and preliminary guide on how to “get started” with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It aims to help stakeholders, including governments at all levels (national, regional, and local), to understand the SDG Agenda, to start an inclusive dialogue on SDG implementation, and to prepare SDG-based national development strategies (or align existing plans and strategies with the goals).
This document is an output of Overseas Development Institute, which proposes a framework to make the Post-2015 agenda actionable. The report envisages that much more thought needs to be given to the process of target-setting, different actors’ responsibilities, implementation and accountability to ensure the relevance and applicability of a universal agenda to all countries.
This paper present the results of a consultative and participatory exercise that addresses the need to articulate and better align the research interests and priorities of academics and practitioners working on international development in a post-2015 international development framework. The exercise was organized around a two-stage consultation and short listing process. A four-month open consultation was conducted, offering development stakeholders and individuals the opportunity to submit their questions.
The Millennium Development Goals have led to tangible progress in many developing countries. Once adopted, the United Nations' new global Sustainable Development Goals will additionally require industrialized countries to implement such standards beginning in 2016. Moreover, this report shows that most industrialized nations are a long way from serving as role models for sustainable development.