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Voluntary National Reviews: What are countries prioritizing?

A review of ‘main messages’ from volunteer countries presented for the 2017 Session of the UN High Level Political Forum.

For 2017, 44 countries have volunteered to present national reviews on their implementation of the 2030 Agenda, twice the number of countries that volunteered in 2016. In addition to the official reports, VNR countries have …

Published: July 13, 2017
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Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 – World Bank

The Atlas is built around World Development Indicators 2017 — the World Bank’s compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people’s lives. For each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, selected indicators have been identified and visualized to analyze trends and challenges, and to stimulate discussion …

Published: July 13, 2017
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Sustainable Development Goals Fund: SDGF

The Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) is an international multi-donor and multi-agency development mechanism created in 2014 by the United Nations to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes.

The SDG Fund is the first UN development cooperation mechanism specifically established to implement the 2030 Agenda. Here you can see

Published: July 13, 2017
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Official Position Paper for the 2017 HLPF – NGO Major Group

The NGO Major Group recommends the following regarding the SDGs under review in 2017:

– Goal 1: Addressing the causes and manifestations of structural poverty requires holistic,
context-specific solutions interlinked with all other goals. Governments should report on
their efforts to increase opportunities, wellbeing, and resilience among all sectors of
society. …

Published: July 11, 2017
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Policy papers

Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets: an assessment of where OECD countries stand

This Study of the distances from the SDGs of selected OECD countries is designed to help
governments as they consider developing national action plans, as well as to contribute to SDG
mainstreaming across different OECD Directorates. It leverages the wealth of statistical data collected
by OECD members and harmonised through OECD tools …

Published: June 28, 2017
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What works ?

While we are aware of the seriousness of these global challenges and the scale of human suffering or deprivation that exists, we nonetheless feel the need to also highlight solutions.

This platform provides a wealth of information and a toolkit to examine interventions critically, while also enabling you to recognize successful development strategies and how …

Published: June 14, 2017
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UNEA III- Towards a Pollution Free Planet

UNEP is working on the preparation of a background report for the next UNEA III: “Towards a Pollution Free Planet”, to be held in Nairobi from 4 to 6 December 2017.

This is the proposed structure of the report:
• Introduction
• Section 1- Evidence of a polluted planet: the science, impacts …

Published: June 14, 2017
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Presentations
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EU/MS comments on the UNEA-3 outcomes

Following further reflections on UNEA-3 outcomes, EU/MS are of the view that a successful UNEA-3 should result in the following three products, all related to the theme of pollution:

– an Outcome document, preferably a Ministerial Declaration, which would spell out a concise Global Framework for Action and that should speak to the international community, …

Published: May 29, 2017
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EU, UN
Policy papers

The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Guide illustrates the human rights anchorage of the 17 goals and provides concrete links between the 169 targets and the range of human rights instruments and labour standards.

Thereby, the Guide reaffirms that human rights instruments and the 2030 Agenda are tied together in a mutually reinforcing way: human rights offer a legally-binding framework …

Published: May 12, 2017
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SDG Targets Tracker

This searchable database provides a snapshot of what national priorities are. Users can compare existing national targets with the ambition of the SDGs. It intends to be a living document, supplemented and kept up to date by crowdsourcing, and it encourages others to send new information on national goals to update the tracker.

The …

Published: May 5, 2017
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