MEMBER STATES DISCUSS DECADE ON WATER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
8 December 2017: UN Member States recently discussed the plan of action for an International Decade focused on water for sustainable development. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN-Water, and the Permanent Mission of Tajikistan organized the briefing that was held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 8 December 2017.
NEW CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS UNU’S WORK ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
On 22 January, UNU launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting UNU’s work to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the SDGs unite global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges, from hunger and poverty to equality and peace. UNU’s work is uniquely comprehensive, spanning the full breadth of the SDGs. Some 400 UNU researchers worldwide are engaged in more than 180 research projects, generating knowledge to develop realistic solutions to achieve the SDGs. Available in English and in Japanese, the SD Explorer currently features 51 projects, 34 experts, 34 publications, and 50 expert articles, organised by SDG. It offers visitors the opportunity to explore the “who” and “what” of UNU’s work, engage directly with UNU’s experts, and learn about how their ideas are generating knowledge to develop solutions to achieve the SDGs.
UNU-INWEH and partners have developed the SDG policy support system (SDG PSS) to allow governments to measure and report on the progress of six policy critical components for SDG 6. The aim is to enable governments to accelerate SDG success by supporting cross-sector, evidence-based policy and planning; and to accelerate progress towards water-related Sustainable Development Goals.
New updates for English, French and Spanish PSS versions.