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Zamfara Assembly passes SDGs bill

Sustainable Development Goals

The Zamfara State House of Assembly on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 passed a bill for the establishment and management of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the state. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The bill was passed after scaling through the third reading at the assembly’s plenary in Gusau, the state capital. This followed a report on the bill submitted by ...

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What sustainability means for actors from local, international levels

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted at the United Nations in 2015 and are due in 2030. They express a global vision for a just, prosperous and sustainable world. But a significant challenge has been the lack of clear pathways for the goals to be expressed in meaningful ways at local levels, to stimulate change from the bottom-up. Sustainable ...

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South-South Cooperation crucial for global goals, climate action, says report


A new report highlighting the role of South-South Cooperation in sustainable development and climate change challenges was launched on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the UN Climate Change Conference (SB46) holding in Bonn, Germany. The report, tagged “Catalysing the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions in the Context of the 2030 Agenda through South-South Cooperation,” was created in a joint effort ...

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World AIDS Day 2015: Nigeria urged to improve health sector

Dr Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day, observers have expressed the fact that the country should plan adequately and be committed to fulfilling related promises and goals that will ensure improved health care for proper well-being of the citizenry, particularly women and children. HIV & AIDS are part of the targets of the Sustainable Development ...

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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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UN moves towards a technology early listening system

Neth Daño, ETC’s Asia Director

Addis Summit creates a Technology Facilitation Mechanism including a multi-stakeholder forum to discuss technology issues, including risks and opportunities of emerging technologies for the UN’s 2015–30 Sustainable Development Goals. UN Member-States meeting in Addis July 13-16 in the third conference on Financing for Development have agreed to establish a UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism that will include an interagency task team ...

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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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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (5)


The COP 21 in Paris, France is an important Conference of Parties and there are many reasons for this. In New York on 10th February, 2015 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, experts and high level officials discussed specific ways to build mutually reinforcing processes on climate change and post-2015 development agenda. The link between the two important ...

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