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Originally published on New China The 2019 United Nations Public Service Forum kicked off here on Monday, with participants discussing how to advance progress in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the state-run news agency AZERTAC. Themed “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through effective Delivery of Services, Innovative Transformation, and Accountable Institutions,” the event has attracted more than 500 delegates from over 190 countries in the Azerbaijani capital. Addressing the opening ceremony, Azerbaijan’s…

Originally published on ISD by Kaveh Zahedi Van Nguyen Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a shift has occurred in Asia and the Pacific. The Sustainable Development Goals have left a visible imprint in our schools, our businesses and our governments. At our sixth Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2019, our region’s readiness was clear. Hundreds of people from civil society, businesses and governments came together to enthusiastically demonstrate their early achievements,…

The world’s least developed countries have the longest path to tread in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. If they are to achieve these ambitious goals, their economies will need to a profound transformation. https://youtu.be/9ocQS1Ys5WE In order to give policymakers a clearer picture of how to advance on the sustainable development path, UNCTAD has prepared a compendium of policy options, based on research over the past decade-and-a-half. It underlines that there is no single…

Originally Published in UN Global Impact Global Investors for Sustainable Development alliance aims to scale long-term investment in sustainable development UNITED NATIONS, New York, 15 April 2019 — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced a new CEO alliance to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Comprised of CEOs of large companies around the world, the Global Investors for Sustainable Development alliance is aimed at harnessing the insights of private sector leaders on ways to unblock impediments and implement…

Originally published in MENAFN by Matanat Nasibova Azerbaijan is among 193 UN member-states that have assumed certain commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Sevinj Hasanova said. Hasanova made the remarks during the panel discussions held by the international organizations in Baku on May 2, Trend reports. ‘Azerbaijan is taking important steps to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,’ she added. “Azerbaijan is an active member of the UN and the…

First Published in WeForum Download report here. The Global Risks Report 2019 is published against a backdrop of worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions. If unresolved, these tensions will hinder the world’s ability to deal with a growing range of collective challenges, from the mounting evidence of environmental degradation to the increasing disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The report presents the results of our latest Global Risks Perception Survey, in which nearly 1,000 decision-makers from the public sector,…

Find out how doing the things most uncomfortable leads to success. Pioneering thought leader Scott Amyx shows anyone striving to succeed, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are, that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but doing the things uncomfortable he calls “strive”. Drawing on his own powerful story of an impoverished immigrant frequently told that he…

https://youtu.be/2wTKADJuaOg Munis D Faruqui, Chair of India Studies, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley; Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals; Eric Goosby, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on TB and Professor of Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine; Clifford Samuel, Sr. Vice President – Access Operations & Emerging Markets, Gilead Sciences discussing India’s Healthcare Sector and what US companies could do to participate in the sector’s growth.

Original Published in CGTN Africa The Sustainable Innovation Expo kicks off on Monday at the UN Environment Assembly in Kenya, where it will showcase over 42 technologies and innovative solutions from around the world. The Expo is the UN Environment Assembly’s solution-based platform for engaging innovators using exhibitions that reveal the latest technologies, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The Expo’s objective is to find solutions for today’s problems by embracing a “forward-thinking culture that fosters…