End poverty in all its forms everywhere. This is the first of 17 global goals – known as Sustainable Development Goals – that will be adopted by 193 countries at the UN General Assembly later this month. The goal may seem audacious in its ambition, but it actually builds on great progress. Since 1990 the….
World Water Week is an annual event in Stockholm that serves as a focal point for discussions around global water issues. This year is the jubilee year for both Water Week and the Stockholm Water Prize, and the theme was Water for Development. Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Water Week brings….
Editor’s note: Elaine Weidman-Grunewald is attending the UN’s Financing for Development (FFD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa. Today she writes from an official side event, Advancing Financial Inclusion in Africa through Digital Financial Services. Yesterday I participated in a super interesting panel organized by the African Development Bank about mobile financial services for the poor…..
From 30 November to 11 December 2015, around 40,000 delegates will converge on the largest diplomatic event ever hosted by France and one of the largest climate conferences ever organized – the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP21. The stakes are….
2015 is an important year for global sustainability. As the Millennium Development Goals conclude, the Post 2015 Development Agenda will include ambitious global Sustainable Development Goals, and negotiations on a new international climate agreement will hopefully make serious progress in Paris. Over the years I have attended, and continue to participate in, a number of….
At Ericsson, we have been a leading voice from the private sector for many years on the power of public-private partnerships in advocating for a more sustainable future. Partnerships take many shapes but fill critical roles in driving sustainability advocacy.
Thursday’s adventures in Senegal were colorful and filled in a lot of background for the Millennium Villages projects.
For Khoudja Samb in the Senegalese village area of Potou, today was “Bring Your Film Crew to Work” day. As part of the One Million Community Health Workers campaign, we are documenting what life is like when you combine technology and training with dedicated populations in remote areas.
As we speak, the global community is working intensively to come up with a set of new targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals that will expire in 2015. There is broad agreement that the private sector will continue to play a crucial more central role this time around, in setting the future Sustainable Development….
Over the past 12 years, the world has made such great progress towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals. But the world still faces immense challenges, which is why the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was launched under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, last year to work towards finding solutions to pressing environmental, social….