We cannot be conservative in our measurement of progress in the post-2015 agenda. The measurement framework must empower the implementation of the SDGs and improve equity, welfare and environment for all for greatest and most inclusive developmental impact.
As the Sustainable Development Goals prepare to pick up where the Millennium Development Goals left off, what sort of changes can we anticipate in how the goals will be implemented by member states, civil society leaders, NGOs, and other organizations around the world
Women's groups were deeply involved in this process every step of the way because much was, and is, at stake for the girls of today and tomorrow. If this agenda is successfully carried out, by 2030 fewer girls will experience unwanted pregnancy and become infected with HIV.
On July 8th I had the unique opportunity and pleasure to speak with Ms. Mohammed about the post-2015 development process and agenda.
Part 2 of 2: A Conversation with Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning The fate of humani...
Tripling mobile Internet access over the next 15 years could make the developing world $22 trillion richer. And such improvement in the lives and earning potential of poor people could indirectly help with the other challenges; more prosperous people tend to be healthier, better fed and better educated.
Last Wednesday, July 15th, world leaders at the United Nations Financing For Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia agreed that "price and ta...
Last month, UNICEF's most recent Progress for Children report provided a sobering reminder of the many challenges that remain in building a world that is safe, healthy and hopeful for the poorest children.
Hygiene is not a matter of 'nice to do'; losing hygiene from the global indicator list would represent a failure to fully capitalize upon this historic opportunity to bring better health, nutrition, education, equity, and economic opportunities to millions around the world.
Back in the year 2000, the UN created a set of goals aiming to achieve them by 2015. Governments and corporations pledged to work to reduce poverty, address sanitation challenges, and several other serious challenges of our planet.
I set new short term goals at the beginning of each year because it gives me an opportunity to evaluate how I want to better myself within a set period of time. I'm a terrible long term goal setter and I usually figure out lifelong goals for myself when I start with solid short term goals.
Sanitation is a different story. It is not an exaggeration to say that the one of the biggest health threats children face -- diarrhea -- is precisely due to the fact that 2.4 billion people -- 1 in 3 worldwide -- do not have a good enough place to defecate.
College does not guarantee you a job or six figures in this competitive market, but as more employers require college degrees you have to maximize the benefit of attending college, while minimizing your debt. If college is the path you choose to realize your goals.
Kagame previously commanded the rebel forces that ended the 1994 Genocide and became President in 2000. Under his leadership, Rwanda has transformed from a broken nation into one of the safest, most productive and stable economies in Africa.
The UN will officially announce the SDGs in September--that timeline is set. It is clear from the most recent round of discussions, however, that a host of problems and differences of opinion remain.
Universal WASH coverage cannot be achieved without considering services in a context of environmental sustainability. The consequences of poor water and sanitation management will only lead to social, economic and political issues further down the line.