Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico

On January 1, 1994, thousands of indigenous men and women in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, who identified themselves as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), declared war on the Mexican government. The Zapatistas considered themselves the product of 500 years of struggle against Spanish colonization, North American imperialism, and Mexican authoritarianism. Their … Continue reading Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico

Candidates Provide Vision Statements for UNGA 73 Presidency

23 February 2018: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Miroslav Lajcak launched a webpage on the process leading to the election of the next President. For the first time, the UNGA will hold informal interactive dialogues with candidates for the position of UNGA President, in order to increase the transparency and inclusivity of the process. In … Continue reading Candidates Provide Vision Statements for UNGA 73 Presidency

Stakeholders Launch Project to Implement SDGs in US States

26 February 2018: Future Now and SDG USA have launched ‘America’s Goals for 2030,’ a collaborative initiative to adapt the SDGs to the US context, and to offer a “non-partisan framework for progress.” The project includes seven goals accompanied by targets, adapted from the SDGs. The project’s goals are: good jobs (goal 1); affordable quality … Continue reading Stakeholders Launch Project to Implement SDGs in US States

SDG Knowledge Weekly: Local Collaboration, Innovative Policies and Partnerships

26/2/2018: Recent SDG Knowledge Weekly briefs have covered private and public options for financing the SDGs, as well as efforts to localize the Goals. This week’s column turns towards other innovative ways of delivering the Goals, looking at literature and news announcements covering public-private partnerships (PPPs), policy options such as special economic zones (SEZs), and country … Continue reading SDG Knowledge Weekly: Local Collaboration, Innovative Policies and Partnerships

Global Water Partnership Maps Project Outcomes

16 February 2018: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has launched an interactive map depicting its project outcomes around the world. The projects can be viewed by region, country, and year of completion. GWP projects address integrated water resource management (IWRM) in terms of actions to create or provide an enabling environment; financing; institutions and participation; … Continue reading Global Water Partnership Maps Project Outcomes

Health, Gender, and Blockchain for Financial Inclusion

Researchers from The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (US) have examined environmental conditions at healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The study notes an information gap on safe environmental conditions, and that baseline data for healthcare facilities (HCFs) “have yet to be formed” for issues that correspond to the SDGs. … Continue reading Health, Gender, and Blockchain for Financial Inclusion