World Bank, OECD Advance Financing Initiatives for SDGs, Paris Agreement

January 2018: The international community is taking steps to gear financial markets towards the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Initiatives by the World Bank, OECD and others address sustainability financing while reinforcing gender equality, environmental goals, and transparency. The World Bank issued a Sustainable Development Bond to raise awareness … Continue reading World Bank, OECD Advance Financing Initiatives for SDGs, Paris Agreement

Donors Boost Financing for Education Systems

2 February 2018: At the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) conference in Dakar, Senegal, donors announced a US$1 billion increase in education funding for developing countries. Their commitments mark progress towards GPE’s target of raising US$2 billion a year by 2020 to achieve large-scale gains in education worldwide. The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization … Continue reading Donors Boost Financing for Education Systems

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

Gold Standard Launches Gender Equality Framework

15 January 2018: Gold Standard, a certification body for climate action, has released a framework to assess contributions of climate action to SDG 5 (Gender Equality) that enables developers and funders of climate projects to maximize contributions to empowering women and girls. The Framework lays out gender-sensitive requirements and guidelines to ensure that gender equality … Continue reading Gold Standard Launches Gender Equality Framework

Global Goals Website Creates Target-level Icons

  17 January 2018: In addition to icons for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ‘The Global Goals for Sustainable Development’ website now includes icons for each of the SDG targets. The communication initiative notes that it is time to turn worldwide enthusiasm for the SDGs into action, and the targets are meant … Continue reading Global Goals Website Creates Target-level Icons