World Water Development Report 2015-Water in a Sustainable World

Clean Water and Sanitation

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

Partnerships for the Goals

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).

Establishing a workable follow-up and review process for the Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships for 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.

Sustainable Development Goals: Are the rich countries ready?

Partnerships for the Goals

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. 

Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for Sustainable Development Goals: Launching a Data Revolution.

Partnerships for the Goals

This report is the result of over 18 months of consultative work led by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) with the contributions of nearly 500 organizations and thousands of individuals. The SDSN Thematic Groups, a large number of UN agencies and other international institutions, national statistical offices, civil society organizations, academia, and businesses have provided expert input in preparing the indicator framework.

A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.

Partnerships for the Goals

The report is the work of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. The group consisting of over 20 international experts was asked by the UN Secretary General to propose ways to improve data for achieving and monitoring sustainable development.

Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective (2015)

Partnerships for the Goals

The SDGs offer a "major improvement" over their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, this report by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) finds that of the 169 targets beneath the 17 draft goals, just 29% are well defined and based on the latest scientific evidence, while 54% need more work and 17% are weak or non-essential.

The impact of climate change on the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals

Climate Change

This report, The impact of climate change on the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals, considers impacts on development over the next 15 years, under two scenarios for the 2015 climate change agreement: a high-ambition agreement and a low-ambition agreement. It looks at associated policies and levels of investment in mitigation and adaptation. The high-ambition scenario used is based on the UNFCCC aim to limit global warming to a 2°C increase on pre-industrial temperatures.

The road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet.

Partnerships for the Goals

On 4 December, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon informally presented an advance, unedited version of his synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda to UN Member States. The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet, outlined a vision for Member States to consider carrying forward in negotiations leading up to the UN Special Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2015.