With goals as significant as the Sustainable Development Goals, it is of the utmost importance to have plans for determining progress and success -- or lack thereof -- toward the desired ends. Strong evaluation plans allow organizations and other players to gauge if what they are doing works, and if not, what they need to do to course-correct.
Every day, an estimated 1,500 children die from diarrhea largely caused by a lack of access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene -- more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.
Setting your priorities and sticking to them is a great step towards reducing your stress, but it won't help much if you don't have time to finish all the other menial tasks that are involved in running an at-home business.
What Works in Girls' Education is a book defined by an unprecedented analysis of real world experiences and hard evidence. It addresses understudied issues like how to improve the school to work transition.
There's not enough charitable or aid money in the world, and outsiders lack the skills and local market knowledge to ever create something sustainable. So the solution lies not in building new toilets as charitable outsiders, but in building the local systems that can provide sanitation services.
There are so many opportunities for technological innovation to drive global development. The ability to collect and analyze data, made possible by the digital age, can transform how diseases are monitored and treated.
On September 27, the 193 States Members of the United Nations adopted a new set of global goals for sustainable development intended to empower and guide the world's efforts to eradicate poverty, end hunger and address climate change by 2030.
Another reason why I believe clean water will be the first development goal we reach is that we can scale it. Once you have a drilling rig, you can use it all year long. Methods to bring clean water to one community can be used in the next.
The world needs an 'A' grade to meet the Global Goals in 2030. The first People's Report Card shows that today we're languishing at C-. We have fifteen years to find the political will, the resources, and the partnerships that can deliver this giant leap forward in the wellbeing of humanity.
Thank you for your firm and clear declaration to commit the resources of our beloved country, the United States of America, and to lead other countries in the fight to eliminate global poverty and hunger by the year 2030.
BEIJING -- What does China actually mean by the term "eco-civilization?" It is a concept drawn from Chinese experience over the last few decades, as well as China's traditional philosophy of harmony between human beings and nature. It argues that economic and social development can be advanced in a manner that protects the natural environment rather than simply destroying it. The key to this lies in transforming both industry and the nature of the energy inputs that sustain it.
First and foremost, is the objective to "End poverty in all its forms everywhere." The universality of this goal is something that Jesus surely would have embraced.
When we look back at this time, perhaps we'll see this as the moment when previously unacknowledged connections became crystal clear: our moral responsibility to take care of the poor dovetails precisely with the need to care for our planet.
Today Nepal is proud to be one of the few countries to achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 -- one of a series of 15-year global development targets that the United Nations laid out in 2,000 which come due this month.
Every dollar in the 2016 replenishment will count in the Global Fund's efforts to create a healthy environment, which in turn will serve as a building block for so many other improvements to our society.
Now that the SDGs have been adopted, it's our job to make them known and to hold global leaders accountable for financing and implementing these life-saving global goals.