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FAO and the SDGs
On 25 September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development &n
On 25 September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets – committing the international community to end poverty and hunger and achieve sustainable development between 2016 and 2030. Six months later, a global indicator framework for the SDGs – comprising 230 indicators - was identified to monitor the 169 targets and track progress, becoming the foundation of the SDGs’ accountability structure. The number of indicators - four times greater than for the MDGs - represents an immense challenge for countries. FAO - proposed ‘custodian’ UN agency for 21 SDG indicators and a contributing agency for six more – can assist countries in meeting the new monitoring challenges. This publication presents FAO’s work in developing and strengthening indicators that measure food, agriculture and the sustainable use of natural resources, shining a light on the 21 indicators of FAO custodianship. It describes how the organization can support countries track progress and make the connection between monitoring and policymaking to achieve the SDGs.
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From MDGs to Sustainable Development For All: Lessons from 15 Years of Practice
In 2015, world leaders set out to defy the odds, committing themselves to achieve 17 ambitious and far-reaching Sustaina
In 2015, world leaders set out to defy the odds, committing themselves to achieve 17 ambitious and far-reaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This was not the first time the world had attempted to raise the trajectory of human progress by employing Global Goals. In 2000, world leaders blazed a trail by adopting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were the first attempt to use Global Goals to capture and advance the shared interest we all have, in a more just, peaceful and prosperous world.
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Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs
This UNDP-World Bank Report pulls together the main lessons learned from the MDG Reviews for the UN system and for its e
This UNDP-World Bank Report pulls together the main lessons learned from the MDG Reviews for the UN system and for its engagement at the country level, which took place at the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB). The Reviews, which brought together UN and World Bank Group staff, systematically identified the country situation, the bottlenecks to MDG attainment, and potential solutions to be implemented. Since many MDGs have been absorbed into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many of the observations and solutions provided could prove useful to the implementation of the SDGs.
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State of Sustainability Initiatives Review: Standards and the Blue Economy
The SSI Review: Standards and the Blue Economy takes a deep dive into the market and performance trends of the 9 most pr
The SSI Review: Standards and the Blue Economy takes a deep dive into the market and performance trends of the 9 most prevalent seafood certification schemes operating in the wild catch and aquaculture sectors. The Review provides a reference point for buyers, producers, policy makers and consumers in deciding how best to apply voluntary standards in their own decision-making processes.ssi-blue-economy-2016.pdf (20 MB)Click to close
16th March 2017
Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy
13th March 2017
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse
Cambodia, Thailand To Establish Joint Committee on Border Trade
11th March 2017
Source: East Asia Forum
Can Myanmar’s garment industry deliver decent jobs?
11th March 2017
Lancang-Mekong Cooperation secretariat opens
10th March 2017
Source: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Vietnam not tradingoff environment for economic growth
2nd March 2017
Source: Lao News Agency
Lao Skyway Launches New Flight
15th February 2017
Myanmar should improve investment environment to get more Chinese funds
9th February 2017
Source: Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)
China encourages environmentally friendly IPOs