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Help the Poor to End Poverty

August 12, 2019

Over 767 million poor people in the world today live on less than a $1.9 a day. 815 million people…

Why do we need to save water

August 8, 2019

97.5% of the world’s water is locked in seas and oceans, too salty for human use. And most of the…

Healthy Not Hungry

August 8, 2019

The World Food Programme, UNICEF and Project Everyone, are hosting the official launch of the year-long #HealthyNotHungry campaign at the…

Transformative shift leave no one behind

March 19, 2016

The next development agenda must ensure that in the future neither income nor gender, nor ethnicity, nor disability, nor geography, will determine whether people live or die, whether a mother can give birth safely, or whether her child has a fair chance in life. We must keep faith with the promise of the MDGs and…

Chapter 2 – From Vision to Action – Priority Transformations for a Post-2015 Agenda

April 15, 2014

Five Transformative Shifts The Panel views five big, transformative shifts as the priorities for a forward-looking, compelling and integrated sustainable development agenda based on the Rio principles. The first four shifts are where the focus for action is mostly at the country level, while the fifth transformative shift, forging a new global partnership, is an…

Chapter 4 – Implementation‚ Accountability and Building Consensus

April 15, 2014

Implementing the Post-2015 Agenda The illustrative goals and targets we have set out are bold, yet practical. Like the MDGs, they would not be legally binding, but must be monitored closely. The indicators that track them should be broken down in many different ways to ensure no one is left behind. We recommend that any…

Chapter 3 – Illustrative Goals and Global Impact

April 15, 2014

The Shape of the Post-2015 Agenda Bold commitments in these five areas – leave no one behind, put sustainable development at the core, transform economies, build peace and effective and accountable institutions, and forge a new global partnership – would allow the international community to keep the promises made under the MDGs, raise the bar…

12. Create a Global Enabling Environment and Catalyse Long-Term Finance

April 15, 2014

a) Support an open, fair and development-friendly trading system, substantially reducing trade-distorting measures, including agricultural subsidies, while improving market access of developing country products b) Implement reforms to ensure stability of the global financial system and encourage stable, long-term private foreign investment c) Hold the increase in global average temperature below 2⁰ C above pre-industrial…

9. Manage Natural Resource Assets Sustainably

April 15, 2014

a) Publish and use economic, social and environmental accounts in all governments and major companies b) Increase consideration of sustainability in x% of government procurements c) Safeguard ecosystems, species and genetic diversity d) Reduce deforestation by x% and increase reforestation by y% e) Improve soil quality, reduce soil erosion by x tonnes and combat desertification…

7. Secure Sustainable Energy

April 15, 2014

a) Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix b) Ensure universal access to modern energy services c) Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency in buildings, industry, agriculture and transport d) Phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption The stark contradictions of our modern global economy…

4. Ensure Healthy Lives

April 15, 2014

a) End preventable infant and under-5 deaths b) Increase by x% the proportion of children, adolescents, at-risk adults and older people that are fully vaccinated c) Decrease the maternal mortality ratio to no more than x per 100,000 d) Ensure universal sexual and reproductive health and rights e) Reduce the burden of disease from HIV/AIDS,…

3. Provide Quality Education and Lifelong Learning

April 15, 2014

a) Increase by x% the proportion of children able to access and complete pre-primary education b) Ensure every child, regardless of circumstance, completes primary education able to read, write and count well enough to meet minimum learning standards c) Ensure every child, regardless of circumstance, has access to lower secondary education and increase the proportion…

2. Empower Girls and Women and Achieve Gender Equality

April 15, 2014

a) Prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against girls and women b) End child marriage c) Ensure equal right of women to own and inherit property, sign a contract, register a business and open a bank account d) Eliminate discrimination against women in political, economic, and public life Far too many women continue to…