July 2016

UN Meet Targets Sustainable Development Goal Implementation

Bridges, 28 July 2016
UN member states meeting in New York from 11-20 July for the fourth annual meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) participated in national voluntary reviews on the implementation of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with these reviews covering 22 countries.

India ranks 110th on Sustainable Development index

The Economic Times, 22 July, 2016
India has ranked a low 110 out of 149 nations assessed on where they stand with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a new index which is topped by Sweden and shows all countries face major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals.

UN body agrees framework to make globalization and trade work for billions across global south

UN News Centre, 22 July, 2016
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) today wrapped up its fourteenth quadrennial conference, with delegations in Nairobi, Kenya reaching agreement on a framework that will guide the body’s work over the next four years, largely focused on ensuring broad achievement of the new UN Sustainable Development Agenda.