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Addressing the implementation challenge in Mexico

Mon, 2016-11-28 20:21
Vivián Diaz

Mexico was one of the countries to lead on developing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of IRF’s series of interviews on implementation, Gerardo Franco from RIMISP talked to Adolfo Ayuso-Audry from Mexico’s Specialised Technical Committee for the Sustainable Development Goals Information System about how the country was approaching implementation.

One of the challenges faced by Mexico is raising awareness across society, photo Geraint Rowland via flickr.com, creative commons licence.

Achieving the SDGs from the bottom up

The challenge of delivering the Sustainable Development Goal agenda, involving different stakeholders and ensuring no-one is left behind, dominated discussions at the IRF side-event at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.

Speakers and IRF representatives at the High Level Political Forum side event organised by IRF and the Government of Sweden, photo: Stefano D'Errico, IIED

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a comprehensive and ambitious framework for sustainable development, and national and local authorities must drive the process of change to ensure the 17 goals are delivered and that no-one is left behind.

SDG update - 17 October

17 October 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinion, reports, and events related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including details this week of a toolkit for local authorities to support them deliver the SDGs through fair trade. 

Ahead of Habitat III in Quito, a new paper from WRI identifies four challenges for sustainable cities, photo: Yaounde by alvise forcellini via flickr.com, creative commons licence.

SDG update - 10 October

10 October – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and events related to the Sustainable Development Goals, including details this week of the UNDESA World Economic and Social Survey 2016 looking at climate change resilience as an opportunity for reducing inequalities. 

A UNDESA survey looks at communities disproportionately affected by climate hazards, photo: United Nations Photo via flickr.com, creative commons licence.

SDG update - 3 October

3 Oct 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and events related to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including details this week of the African Union report on an integrated and coherent approach to sustainable development in Africa.

A new report looks at SDG5 and the potential contributions of trade policies, photo: TREEAID, via flickr.com, creative commons licence

Two birds, one stone: achieving the Paris Agreement and SDGs together

Fri, 2016-09-30 11:03
Eliza Northrop, Hana Biru, and Mathilde Bouyé

A new Working Paper from IRF partner WRI finds clear alignments between the changes needed to implement the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Climate smart farming methods can reduce hunger and improve food security, photo: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs via flickr.com, creative commons licence.

SDG update - 26 September

26 Sept 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and events relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including coverage from last week’s UN General Assembly. 

Harvesting marula in South Africa - a report from the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment looks at what progress has been made, photo: CIFOR via flickr, creative commons licence

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