Youth Express Needs, Recommendations for SDG Implementation

31 January 2018: Participants at the 2018 UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum called for engaging youth in monitoring and implementing the SDGs, including through countries’ voluntary national reviews (VNRs), using more accessible language on the SDGs, and fostering development of skills that are relevant to the future of work, among other priorities. … Continue reading Youth Express Needs, Recommendations for SDG Implementation

UNDP Showcases ‘State of Sustainable Development’ Around the World

January 2018: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has highlighted actions being taken by countries to accelerate implementation of the SDGs. The multimedia review, titled, ‘State of Sustainable Development,’ features communities and countries that are working to achieve the SDGs, with case studies on increasing access to water in Nepal, promoting recycling and sustainable development in … Continue reading UNDP Showcases ‘State of Sustainable Development’ Around the World

SDGs Center for Africa Establishes West African Center

16 January 2018: The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) signed a host country agreement with the Government of Liberia to establish the West African SDGC/A Sub-regional Center in Monrovia, Liberia. The Center, expected to open during the first half of 2018, will work to accelerate implementation of the SDGs in Côte D’Ivoire, Guinea, … Continue reading SDGs Center for Africa Establishes West African Center

Initiatives Highlight Innovations of Past and Present to Tackle Water-related Challenges

January 2018: While the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is working to create a network of museums to understand the evolution and raise awareness of water use and conservation, an ‘International Water Summit’ (IWS) and preparations towards World Water Week have emphasized the future, in particular, technologies and linkages for meeting water-related challenges … Continue reading Initiatives Highlight Innovations of Past and Present to Tackle Water-related Challenges