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Interview with Felix Dodds - on the Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals

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  Podcast can be found here Felix Dodds is my guest on this episode of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Felix Dodds has been a leading thinker in the area of global governance for thirty years. Now an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina where he is the Principal Investigator for the Belmont Forum funded project Governance of Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience for Sustainable Development. At UNC he co-directed the 2014 and 2018 Nexus Conferences on Water-Food-Energy and Climate. He is secretary to the government Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development group in New York. He is also an International Ambassador for the City of Bonn. He was the UK government candidate to be the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (2019). In 2019 after a three-year campaign he succeeded in securing an annual UN General Assembly resolution on Sustainable Investment. During the SDG negotiations from 2013 to 2015, he was the advisor to the Ford Foundat

Participar eficazmente en la Asamblea de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, comprender los Acuerdos Multilaterales sobre el Medio Ambiente y aprender a identificar formas de contribuir a la ejecución de la Estrategia y Programa de Trabajo a Mediano Plazo del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente

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 SDGs Amigos y Colegas, En cooperación con la Unidad de Sociedad Civil del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, le invitamos a participar en una serie de seminarios web en español de dos partes.   Participar eficazmente en la Asamblea de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, comprender los Acuerdos Multilaterales sobre el Medio Ambiente y aprender a identificar formas de contribuir a la ejecución de la Estrategia y Programa de Trabajo a Mediano Plazo del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente Jueves 3 y viernes 4 de diciembre de 2020 Una serie de capacitaciones “Formación para formadores” de dos días para la región de América Latina y el Caribe Hora : 10:00 AM a 2:00 PM Horario de Colombia (COT) en ambos días. COT es 5 horas detrás de la hora media de Greenwich (GMT-5). REGÍSTRESE AQUÍ   Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future , con el apoyo del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA) , ha desarrollado u

New UN web site for Sustainable Development Goals

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  We are pleased to announce the launch of our new sustainable development knowledge platform website at sdgs.un.org !    Our new website features the latest on SDG knowledge and partnerships and highlights UN DESA’s work to promote sustainable development and the implementation of the SDGs globally. Continue to check our homepage to get updates on upcoming events, publications and conferences as well as information about topics related to the SDGs such as water, energy, climate, oceans, science and technology and more.  If you are engaging  in the SDGs for the first time or thinking of understanding  how they came about  then buy for you, your friends or your family at copy of  Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: A transformational agenda for an insecure world  with Ambassador David Donoghue and Jimena Leiva Roesch   

Guest blog: UN-SDGs – Addressing the biggest global Challenges – With simple solution (SDG 4.7 & SDG 16.a) to save people and this planet

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Guest blog by Ajay Singh: Ajay is  Cultivating contemporary ideologies for Global Peace ! Peace Ambassador. WORLDWIDE  PEACE ORGANIZATION (wwpo.org) Promoting SDG 4.7 targeting SDG 16.a for the success of UN- SDGs by time “There can be no sustainable development without peace (SDG 4.7 & SDG 16.a) and no peace without  sustainable developments.” Presently, United Nations Sustainable goals is an essential need of this contemporary world that we do need for the betterment of our future generation on this planet, but presence of racism, radicalization, political collisions and war are creating basis for worldwide humanitarian crisis that adversely impacts every aspects of our social and economical developmental efforts. It means we are only dedicated for “Peace through prosperity” ignoring the ideologies for “prosperity through peace”, so the achievements of scientific insight are resurrecting beyond the process of Nature, and the graces of humanity are descending to a dangerous

Guest blog Systemic Inequalities in WaSH – It’s Me; Not You!

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Opening Remarks at the Water Institute Water and Health Conference   Where Science Meets Policy  by   Dr. Aaron Salzberg    Director of the Water Institute Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill For many of us in the global North, it’s probably pretty easy as we connect from the comfort of our homes or offices; but for some of you in the south, we know you’ve been scrambling out at odd hours to find a place with good wifi so you can watch or listen, perhaps on your phone. We appreciate the special effort that you’ve made to join us and to be part of the conference. And we want to acknowledge that we know that the way in which we are holding our discussion about systemic inequalities is itself an example of a systemic inequality. Those of you that know our conference, know that we like to use these plenaries to challenge ourselves - to review the evidence, stimulate critical thinking, and try

Guest blog: Sustainability As The Only Way To Build Back Better

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Guest blog reproduced from ISSP by  Irena Zubcevic *, M.Sc. Chief, Intergovernmental Policy and Review Branch Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Member of ISSP. * The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations. "Today we have a surplus of multilateral challenges and a deficit of multilateral solutions". António Guterres, UN Secretary-General at the marking of the75th Anniversary of the United Nations, 21 September 2020 It is important to put this blog in today’s context where we are battling the simultaneous challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, climate change, biodiversity loss, and inequalities. The 75th anniversary of the United Nations that was celebrated last month on September 21st could not have come at a better time as it reaffirmed the United Nations as the only global organization that can

New book: ‘LOCALISING THE TRANSFORMATION IN THE NEW NORMAL: A Domestic Resource Mobilization Framework for Sustainable Development Goals in Sri Lanka’

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19th October 2020 Colombo, Sri Lanka Editor-in-Chief and Lead Author, Uchita de Zoysa  Domestic resource mobilisation is the responsibility of all countries committed towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations (UN) has estimated that US$5 trillion to US$7 trillion per year is needed between 2015 and 2030 to achieve the SDGs globally, and $3.3 trillion to $4.5 trillion per year in developing countries. Estimates also show that achieving the SDGs could open up US$ 12 trillion of market opportunities and create 380 million new jobs, and that action on climate change would result in savings of about US$ 26 trillion by 2030. Five years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), Sri Lanka is yet to estimate its financial commitment towards implementing the SDGs and has not assessed its potential gains from such an investment. Further, the country is yet to align its national economic policies, financial systems and investment strate