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Why we need to fight poverty now, more than ever – Komolafe

SDG 1: No Poverty

As I sat in one of the popular food restaurants in Ibadan, Nigeria, my thoughts wandered to the happenings of this year.  As an environmentalist, the events of this year have been remarkable, not to say the least. The pandemic has crumpled many things: the economy of nations, the health of nations, and the pockets of people. SDG 1: No ...

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Cross River optimistic of achieving SDGs

Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Government has expressed its readiness in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 in the state. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Dr Inyang Asibong, Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, gave the assurance on Friday, December 11, 2020 during a sensitisation workshop. The workshop was organised by the ministry in collaboration with United Nations Development ...

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SDGs: Stakeholders seek public-private sector collaboration

Mohamed Yahya

Stakeholders on Thursday, November 26, 2020 stressed the need for synergy between the public and private sectors for inclusive economic growth and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mohamed Yahya, Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria They stakeholders spoke at a webinar organised by the Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN) to mark the official launch of the professional group. ...

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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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