Advocates Find Varying Inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities in VNRs

January 2018: The International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development found substantial variation in the inclusion of disability in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) presented at the 2017 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The groups released a report that present 13 case … Continue reading Advocates Find Varying Inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities in VNRs

WUF9 Promotes Implementation of New Urban Agenda, SDG 11

13 February 2018: The World Urban Forum (WUF) convened for the first time since countries adopted the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Quito, Ecuador, in 2016. WUF’s ninth session (WUF), which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, focused on approaches and examples of good practice toward sustainability and inclusivity, under its overarching theme of ‘Cities … Continue reading WUF9 Promotes Implementation of New Urban Agenda, SDG 11

UNFCCC Paper Urges Coordination on Climate, Disasters and SDGs

25 January 2018: To overcome the challenges of rising global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and weather-related disasters while achieving the SDGs, unprecedented levels of coordination are required, according to a report from the UNFCCC. The report summarizes the views of experts who met in Bonn, Germany, on the sidelines of the 46th session of the … Continue reading UNFCCC Paper Urges Coordination on Climate, Disasters and SDGs

Companies Commit to Science-Based Climate Targets

26 January 2018: Businesses around the world have been called on to set science-based, greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets as a way to ensure corporate action on climate change. Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra made the call in advance of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), which will convene from 12-14 September 2018 in San … Continue reading Companies Commit to Science-Based Climate Targets

Investors Urged to Align Portfolios with Paris Agreement

1 February 2018: Transitioning towards a low-carbon economy requires the global investor community to increase climate action, and raise its ambition to divest from fossil fuel investments, according to UN officials attending an investors’ summit. The ‘Investor Summit on Climate Risk: Capturing the Global Investment Opportunity in the Paris Agreement’ convened on 31 January 2018, … Continue reading Investors Urged to Align Portfolios with Paris Agreement

UN-Water Members and Partners Discuss Baselines for SDG 6 Indicators, Awareness Raising

2 February 2018: During the 28th UN-Water meeting, UN-Water Members and Partners discussed upcoming high-level events and report launches related to water and sanitation policy and practice, including implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6). The 28th UN-Water Meeting convened from 1-2 February 2018, in Rome, Italy, at the … Continue reading UN-Water Members and Partners Discuss Baselines for SDG 6 Indicators, Awareness Raising

US Updates National SDG Reporting Platform

January 2018: The US has updated its website for reporting national statistics for the SDGs. Of the 246 indicators that the platform identifies, it reports that data for 82 indicators are included online, measures are being improved for 84 indicators, and data are being explored for another 80 indicators. The website was launched in early 2017, at … Continue reading US Updates National SDG Reporting Platform