Symposium Discusses Supply Chain and Deforestation Links

30 January 2018: An international symposium in Tokyo, Japan, showcased initiatives aiming at developing forestry-related supply chains that are beneficial for small producers while meeting global zero-deforestation commitments, such as in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The Forestry Agency of Japan with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of … Continue reading Symposium Discusses Supply Chain and Deforestation Links

Bamako COP Affirms Commitment to Pollution-Free Africa

2 February 2018: The second Conference of the Parties (COP 2) to the Bamako Convention adopted a Ministerial Declaration reaffirming Parties’ commitment to a pollution-free Africa as the region’s contribution to achieving the SDGs and the sound management of chemicals and wastes. Parties called for urgent action and effective mechanisms at national and regional levels … Continue reading Bamako COP Affirms Commitment to Pollution-Free Africa

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

UN Environment Management Group Announces New Dialogues, Campaign

11 January 2018: The Secretariat of the UN Environment Management Group (EMG) will hold a new series of ‘Nexus Dialogues,’ create two new Issue Management Groups and launch a campaign for waste management in the UN, among its activities in 2018. In addition, a biodiversity dialogue is expected to prepare terms of reference for a … Continue reading UN Environment Management Group Announces New Dialogues, Campaign

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 to … Continue reading Global Goals Website Creates Target-level Icons