It's time to act to secure sustainable water and sanitation for all


Thomson Reuters Foundation

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There's no silver bullet to sustainable development, but to avoid conflicts, disasters and damage to ecosystems, water agenda must advance on political arena

Green Scene - Rebuilding San Diego Infrastructure with Mark Kersey

Submitted by clorio on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 14:40

San Diego has a multi-billion dollar backlog of infrastructure projects: sewers, sidewalks, parks, potholes and fire and police stations. We may live in "America's Finest City" -- but much of it is beginning to crumble under our feet due to lack of attention and funding.


Existing poverty index ‘ideal for assessing the SDGs’


Pablo Correa

[CARTAGENA] The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which is a tool for measuring acute poverty, should be used to monitor compliance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a conference has heard.

Jan Eliasson: There is no peace without development


Georgi Gotev

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who just returned from a number of missions to Iraq, Iran and Lebanon, said Tuesday (3 February) that the international community and the EU should be more active after the end of a conflict, to make sure that it does not happen again.

UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate poverty


Edith M. Lederer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world's biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet to reducing inequality.

'Revolution needed' for world to meet sustainable development goals


Heather Stewart

World leaders gathering at the UN in New York next weekend must pledge to make a revolutionary effort if they are serious about meeting the 17 ambitious anti-poverty targets for 2030 that they are due to sign, according to Britain’s leading development thinktank.

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