• 2015 Human Development Report

      2015 Human Development Report The 2015 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent, analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and policies. Additional resources related to the 2015 Human Development Report can […]

  • Choosing the SDG Indicators

    SDG Indicator Framework The UN Statistical Commission has stressed the importance of developing high quality indicators for monitoring Sustainable Development Goal progress, of which they appointed an Inter-Agency Expert Group (IAEG) to create, provide technical support, review development, and recommend implementation strategies. This task calls for a data revolution—“an inspiring vision of a world of […]

  • How do the SDGs differ from the MDGs?

    What’s the difference? The Millennium Development Goals, developed in 2000, were comprised of eight goals to eradicate extreme poverty; conditions of which meant: Eradication of hunger Universal primary education Gender equality and empowerment of women Reduced child mortality Improved maternal health Eradication of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and other diseases Environmental sustainability Global partnership for development   […]

  • SDG #17: Partnerships for the Goals

    #17 Partnerships for the Goals The final goal deals with effective ways to facilitate and accelerate development through strengthening and revitalizing global partnerships. The main objectives of this goal cover five specific areas: finance, technology, capacity building, trade, and systematic issues. Finance: Targets strengthening domestic resource mobilization with additional international support as well as assistance […]

  • SDG #16: Peace and Justice

    #16 Peace and Justice Aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels. It holds that development is best possible in the presence of peaceful and non-violent societies. This means… Ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking, illicit financial and illegal arms flows, corruption, and […]

  • SDG #15: Life on Land

    #15 Life on Land Aim is to protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, combat deforestation and desertification, and halt/reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss. This is also central to maintaining habitable conditions for life. Targets are set to ensure conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and their services which, much […]

  • SDG #14: Life Below Water

    #14 Life Below Water Humanity can thank the ocean for rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, the food we eat, and the oxygen we breathe. Additionally, “over 3 billion people depend on coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods,” and “the market value of marine/coastal resources is estimated at 3 trillion dollars (U.S) per year, or about […]

  • SDG #13: Climate Action

    #13 Climate Action By now, it is common knowledge that climate change disproportionately affects the world’s populations. Underdeveloped areas are most affected mainly due to lack of infrastructure and vulnerable geography. Therefore, the main purpose for this goal is to strengthen the resilience and adaptive capability to climate related hazards and natural disasters in all […]

  • SDG #12: Responsible Consumption

    #12 Responsible Consumption Challenges the unsustainable consumption and production patterns of countries worldwide—consumption still remains an indicator for economic prosperity and productivity. It is essential to decouple consumption from economic success. This goal prioritizes production as a function of environmental sustainability—such as halving the per capita global food waste at retail and consumer levels along […]

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