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Sustainable Development Goals

Brazil Can Put Safety and Justice at the Heart of Global Development

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

The Sustainable Development Goals are about much more than achieving a diplomatic consensus. Starting next year, they will serve as a road-map for driving development around the world, including the world's poorest countries.

The Devil, the Detail, and the Future of Development

Dana Wilkins | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Dana Wilkins

Corruption is a disaster for development. It wastes the resources that can build sustainable economies, guts confidence in government, and fuels inequality and conflict.

Overcoming Inequality and Climate Change Key to Ending Poverty

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

If we get it right, a bold new framework for global development next year, together with agreement at the UN climate talks in Paris, could provide the impetus for a transition to a more equal world -- a world without the scourge of poverty and climate change.

Innovating in an Urbanizing World: Leading From the Middle

David Weiss | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
David Weiss

If the future of our planet is urban, then the actions of the past will not be enough to create the fair, equitable and smart world we want.

ONE ON ONE: Ghislaine Maxwell on Protecting the Blue Heart of the Planet

Katherine Keating | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Katherine Keating

Ghislaine Maxwell is a British philanthropist and the founder of the TerraMar Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a global community that will advocate for the world's oceans and high seas. The TerraMar Project encourages people to sign a pledge and become what Ghislaine terms an "ocean citizen," joining the world's first ocean community dedicated to giving a voice to the least talked about and most forgotten part of our planet. "The oceans have become the world's dumping ground," says Ghislaine.

UN Millennium Development Targets for Water and Sanitation Will Expire in 2015... So What's Next?

Mackenzie Klema | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Mackenzie Klema

While there is a role for international financial institutions and the private sector in the fight for clean water, there is no justification for international agencies and corporations to continue promoting water privatization.

Joining Forces Through 'Mutual Accountability' to Achieve the SDGs by 2030

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Dr. Paul Zeitz

Sustainable development is the most urgent challenge facing humanity. The fundamental question is how the world economy can continue to develop in a w...

Agriculture at Top of Global Agenda

Robynne Anderson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

These discussions should shape global development work until 2030 as the replacement for the current Millennium Development Goals.

Size Matters: Finding Sustainable Solutions in Smaller Places

Rob Lovelace | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Rob Lovelace

In the meantime, Dickinson and other forward thinking colleges and universities around the world are busy educating and inspiring the generation on whose watch the SDGs will either succeed or fail.

The World We Want Post-2015

BioRegional | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
BioRegional

In September 2000, at the dawn of a new millennium, I was pretty busy focusing on the big problems of the day. Would I pass my maths exam? Where would...

As We Look Past the Millennium Development Goals, Everyone Deserves the Same Water Quality

Amanda Sperber | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Amanda Sperber

There have been so many attempts to fix the water quality crisis, the public seems to have grown tired of it, and its impacts -- especially malnutrition -- have been swept under the proverbial rug.

Time for Recognition: Building on the Progress at CSW57 to Empower Women in Agriculture

Anette Engelund Friis | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Anette Engelund Friis

Despite their massive contribution to food security, the yield gap between men and women is still 20-30 percent mostly due to the lack of resources available to female farmers who are often subject to lower wages and minimal (if any) training, and who are crucially left out of high-level policy-making.

3 Imperatives for the Next Global Development Agenda

Manish Bapna | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

Can extreme poverty be eliminated in the next 20 years? With much of the world still mired in an economic slump, the question might seem ill-timed. Yet, as heads of state arrive in New York on Monday for the 67th United Nations General Assembly, this goal should be at the top of the agenda.

Ignore Climate Change at Your Peril

Mary Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mary Robinson

Ignoring climate change is not consistent with the vision many people share of a world with greater equality, less poverty, the protection of human rights, more prosperity, jobs and opportunity. Climate change is a threat, but responding to it opens up a world of opportunity.