United Nations - We’ve come a long way in reducing world poverty over the past 15 years--but there's more to be done. How can the Sustainable Development Goals help us finish the job? Nik Sekhran, Director for Sustainable Development in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support at the UN Development Programme, gives us the answer in this video.
Access to financial services is vital to global development, making it easier to invest in health, education, and business. Accounts with a bank or mobile money service help families manage economic emergencies that can push them into poverty.
Achieving sustainable development in the Arab region faces structural barriers that are often shared among the 22 Arab countries, despite variations in income level, natural resources, and demographic profiles.
Unprecedented social progress has been recorded around the world in the past few decades, with significant drops in poverty levels. However, this progress has been uneven as social and economic inequalities persist, or are increasing, in many countries.
In the face of mounting unrest in Burkina Faso, the United Nations System is mobilized to respond to security challenges using a wide range of tools in support of government.
This introductory course examines the radical transformation brought by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the development approach. Its aim is to spreading knowledge of the scope and complexity of this Agenda, as well as the measures needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and its 169 targets. This training course highlights the following:
This course gives in-depth guidance on how to mainstream the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into each national strategies and policies.
The recent violence in Libya, Iraq, Syria and Yemen constrained economic activities and crippled all forms of government revenues. In countries such as Syria and Yemen, civil conflict reduced natural resource revenues and limited tax efficiency and collection.