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Over 40 countries to present SDG plans during HLPF 2021

Munir Akram

To date, 41 countries have expressed an interest in presenting a voluntary national review of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) progress to the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2021. President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Munir Akram During the last three weeks, the following countries have indicated their intention to present a Voluntary ...

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Siemens energy forum to boost sustainability, decarbonisation agenda

Dietmar Siersdorfer

Siemens Energy and partners are holding a Middle East and Africa focused virtual conference, entitled “Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow” from October 19 to 21, 2020 to drive forward the sustainability and decarbonisation agenda at a defining moment in the energy industry. Dietmar Siersdorfer, Siemens Energy Middle East Managing Director With the long-term impacts of Covid-19 and a fundamental shift ...

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Nigeria marks five years of SDGs, restates commitment to sustainable future

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Federal Government is committed to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the benefit of all Nigerians. Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, stated this in a statement released on Friday, September 25, 2020 in commemoration of five years of the adoption ...

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39 countries form Alliance for Poverty Eradication

Samson Itegboje

The UN General Assembly has inaugurated the Alliance for Poverty Eradication, aimed at galvanising multilateral and bilateral efforts. The Alliance was the focus of a high-level virtual meeting on trends, options, and strategies for eliminating poverty. Samson Itegboje, Interim Coordinator, Alliance for Poverty Eradication Thirty-nine countries are listed as members of the Alliance. The Alliance will be led by Interim Coordinator Samson Itegboje, ...

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SDGs: Group seeks women participation in governance

Women Assembly in Quito

A group, Foundation for Gender Equality and Good Governance (GEGG), has advocated for active participation of women in governance to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants at a Women Assembly Mrs Esther Ereoye, the group’s Chief Executive Officer, made the advocacy during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Friday, ...

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21 countries volunteer to present national SDG progress in 2021

Sustainable Development Goals

The President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) informed countries of the maximum number of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) that can be presented during the July 2021 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Writing to UN Member States on July 30, 2020, President Munir Akram indicated that only 42 countries ...

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Group, SDGs office plant 6,000 tree seedlings to curb desertification in Sokoto

Tree planting

The Movement for Free Democracy in Sokoto State is in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office in Sokoto to plant no fewer than 6,000 seedlings in three Local Government Areas (LGA’s) of the state. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State plants a tree to battle desertification Inaugurating the exercise on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Gangan Village ...

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COVID-19: Economic recovery plans must be underpinned by SDGs – Olawuyi

Prof. Damilola Olawuyi

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships (ARISP) of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, has called on governments at all levels to fully embed the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into COVID-19 economic recovery plans. Prof. Damilola Olawuyi Olawuyi, a professor of environmental law and Vice Chair of the International Law Association (ILA) ...

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Group seeks inclusion of Persons with Special Needs in the implementation of SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Connected Advocacy for Empowerment and Youth Development Initiative, is advocating for the inclusion of People with Special Needs (PWSNs) in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Executive Director of the NGO, Mr Israel Orekha, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin City, Edo State, on Friday, ...

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Nigeria integrates SDGs into economic recovery plan

Sustainable Development Goals

Nigeria has integrated some on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for 2017-2020. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The ERGP is a medium-term plan developed by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for the purpose of restoring economic growth while leveraging the ingenuity and resilience of the Nigerian people, which the administration considers as the nation’s most priceless assets. Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special ...

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