With Batik shirts and local action, cities can deliver on global goals

[SEATTLE] From combating poverty with batik shirts to encouraging energy efficiency at the library, cities should use their cultural assets more to help deliver on global development goals, advocates say. Cities are playing an increasingly important role in implementing global development goals on combating poverty, inequality and climate change, adopted by United Nations member states […]

Who saves a life, saves the whole world

Our impact story is about resilience, children from Brazil, and love. Who we are… “Nosso Lar” (in English, “Our Home”) is a non-profit organization established in 1973 in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, located in the Central region.  Our mission is to accommodate children at risk under legal protection measures. This means children whose families, more specifically their parents, have severely […]

Canon educates youth on the importance of SDGs

Global imaging manufacturer Canon has this week worked with the University of the Arts London to help students harness the power of visual storytelling to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A five-day series of workshops on photography, film, graphic design and animation saw students aged 13-18 work together to discuss the global issues that […]

Choose your commitment, get your bracelet!

The start has its magic! Born out of conversations by the serene lakes of Salzburg, Austria, Bracelets for Commitment is a non-profit that is committed to eradicating apathy and creating a sustainable world through commitments made by everyday people in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. After attending the Salzburg Global Seminar, we […]

Plans for Global SDG Investor Network

Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin welcomed efforts by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and UN DESA to explore the establishment of a global investor network to advocate for the scaling up of long-term finance and investment for sustainable development. In the meeting jointly convened by Sida and UN DESA, […]

Global Winners of ‘SDGs and Her’ competition celebrated at New York event

Today, the global winners of the SDGs and Her Competition were celebrated at a side-event during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. The contest — co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School Zicklin Center — showcases women micro-entrepreneurs who are helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their businesses. The first-place winner […]

A Hidden Carcinogen in water: how the SDGs can help

When people think about sustainable development goals, they often envision arid developing countries or communities struggling in the wake of a natural disaster. While this is partially accurate, these sustainability goals are far more encompassing, impacting all degrees of development and civilization. Water quality is certainly an important issue and an integral part of achieving […]

SIDA, DESA Plan for Global SDG Investor Network

Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin welcomed efforts by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and UN DESA to explore the establishment of a global investor network to advocate for the scaling up of long-term finance and investment for sustainable development. In the meeting jointly convened by Sida and UN DESA, […]