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Post-2015: Buhari urges world leaders to eliminate illiteracy, hunger, disease by 2030

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in New York reaffirmed his Administration’s total commitment to the entrenchment of a fully transparent and accountable public revenue management system in Nigeria. Addressing the United Nations Plenary Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, President Buhari said that his administration was taking steps to improve and streamline internal generation of revenue, and ...

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SDGs need clearer, more measurable targets, says report

Anne-Sophie Stevance

The proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a universal set of goals to guide international development to 2030 – will struggle to achieve their stated policy objectives without clearer, more measurable targets, according to a new report by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The authors find that, overall, the SDGs offer ...

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Flaws of sustainable development goals, by scientists


Besides being unquantified, some of the 169 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets lack focus to enable effective implementation, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC) have said. In a recently released report coordinated by the ICSU in partnership with the ISSC, the groups reviewed the 17 SDGs and 169 targets, as submitted to the United ...

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Fulfill water, sanitation commitments, report urges Nigerian govt

As the World marked this year’s World Toilet Day on Tuesday, a new report jointly published by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council,  WaterAid and Unilever has called on governments, including that of Nigerian, to keep their promises and implement the commitments made at national, regional (AfricaSan, SACOSAN) and global levels (Sanitation and Water for All). Furthermore, they must ...

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Incorporating sound chemicals management in MDGs, Vision 20/2020 dreams

Experts have underlined the need for a well-coordinated mechanism that would ensure the eventual incorporation of sound chemicals management priorities and recommended activities in the Vision 20/2020 document. They likewise observed that the endeavour is essential to attaining the millennium development goals (MDGs). Besides the overlapping of organisational responsibilities at the national, regional and local levels, they are however worried ...

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Lome Convention devises climate, post-2015 MDGs agenda

Recently, representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs) from West African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Togo, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mauritania converged on Lome, Togo for the West Africa Regional civil society capacity building workshop on Climate Change and Post 2015 MDGs Sustainable Development Agenda organised by the Pan African ...

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Thirst of a nation

Water is an essential resource for human existence and survival. Over the past century, the use of water has been growing at more than twice the rate of global population increase – a development which has raised diverse concern on man’s access to clean and portable water. According to the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), 70 percent of the world’s freshwater  ...

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