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First Published in Vientiane Times. Germany has agreed to provide more than 487 billion kip (50 million Euro) to deepen cooperation with Laos as the country moves forward to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals. The new funding was made available by Germany to support projects in the areas of rural development, environment and natural resources, sustainable economic development, and the rehabilitation of infrastructure in Attapeu province. Agreements were signed in Vientiane yesterday during a visit…

Originally Published in the Irish Examiner Former Irish president Mary Robinson has said sustainable development goals should form part of the school curriculum as a “holistic” approach is needed to combat climate change. Mrs Robinson said: “I would like to see the sustainable development goals begin to be part of the curriculum here in Trinity and in the curriculum in schools so that we begin to make this part of our life in a lived…

Despite the challenges most countries have on the African continent in completing the SDGs, the 8th annual Africities conference shows a serious commitment to sustainable development.  The final declaration of the participants in Africties conference held this year in Marrakesh, Morocco stated that the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s flagship pan-African event pledged to support the “implementation of continental and global development agendas for a prosperous and peaceful Africa.” Africa has unique challenges, with most…

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative hosted its flagship SSE Global Dialogue in Geneva, Switzerland as part of the World Investment Forum organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  Key stakeholders from stock exchanges around the world attended this event in oder to loo over the progress that has already been made as well as shaping the future agenda for sustainability in relation to capital markets with a focus on the UN…

Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), in collaboration with UN Environment, the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment was launched Our Ocean Conference in Bali on October 29th. The Commitment is signed by over 250 companies with the mission to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source. The Commitment is defined by six key points: Elimination of problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging through redesign, innovation, and new delivery models is a priority Reuse models are applied where relevant, reducing the…

In keeping with SDG-Market’s mission to help investors capitalize projects connected to the UN’s 2030 Global Goals, we are sponsoring the Global Solutions Summit (GSS) Lunch Event being held at the United Nations on June 4th. This year’s GSS is focusing on the organizational, entrepreneurial, financial, sociological and managerial dimensions of scaling technology deployment with the focus of doing so in order to meet the UN’s Global Goals by 2030. We have decided to launch…