Tag Archives: Sustainable Development Goals

Turning to Solar Power Solutions in Latin America
By admin March 4, 2019

Harnessing the power of solar energy in Latin America is becoming a competition. Luckily there is unlimited shine to go around. First there was the Atacama solar plant in Chile, then the Coahuila solar plant in Mexico was installed, and now the Cauchari solar plant in Argentina was named as the largest solar plant in

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3 Ways to Advance Women and Girls in Science
By admin February 11, 2019

Every day is a great day to celebrate women and girls in the field of science. February 11th is marked as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Women and girls remain underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. So, what is holding so many women and girls from

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The Bassiouni Group Launches TBG Purpose
By admin February 5, 2019

New York, New York, USA – February 5], 2019 – The Bassiouni Group (www.bassiounigroup.com) announced the launch of TBG Purpose, a new division that will exclusively provide customized Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/Sustainability services and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies,  SMBs/SMEs and INGOs/NGOs on a global basis. The global CSR/Sustainability market is now worth an estimated

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Lessons from the pitfalls of MDG 2.
By admin August 7, 2018

In a significant number of developing countries, few children graduate from secondary school, and a majority do not finish primary school. According to UNICEF, 59 million children are missing out on primary school education, 13 million children are not in school because of conflicts in the MENA region, and 22% of primary school age children

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What ADB’s Strategy 2030 Tell Us about the Future of Asia-Pacific
By admin July 30, 2018

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sets a broad vision for the future of the Asia and the Pacific with a new long-term corporate strategy. ‘Strategy 2030’ outlines an agenda that considers the multiple challenges and the changing needs of this vast and important region. The highly-anticipated plan aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and

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Blended Finance for SDGs
By admin April 28, 2017

Image: http://www.makingitmagazine.net/?p=9987 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched by the United Nations (UN) set an ambitious agenda for common prosperity, with goals and targets covering areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. According to estimates by the UN, financing the SDGs will require annual investments of around US$3.9 trillion and currently there is

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Clean Water as a Means to Poverty Reduction
By admin March 23, 2017

March 22 is celebrated worldwide as International World Water Day. This year focuses particularly on wastewater, with the theme of this year asking, “Why waste water?”. According to the United Nations (UN), over 80 percent of all wastewater generated by human activities flows back to nature polluting environment. Currently 1.8 billion people use a source

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Youth for Sustainable Development
By admin February 2, 2017

The 6th annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum was held in New York between 30 and 31 January 2017. The Forum brings together youth leaders from around the world and gives them the opportunity to engage with policy-makers and other youth delegates and representatives. The two-day event featured interactive dialogues and

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Africa Needs Sustainable Cities to Foster a Sustainable Future
By admin November 7, 2016

For the first time in the history of the UN development mandate a specific urban goal has been inserted in the list of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a priority target to be achieved over the next 15 years. More specifically, the 11th Sustainable Development Goal refers to making ‘cities and human settlements

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