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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.

Mapping SDG interactions

Thu, 2016-06-16 17:47
Caspar Trimmer

Måns Nilsson from SEI explains in an interview a new framework for mapping and categorising interactions between different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which has been published as an ICSU working paper.

Tackling access to sustainable and modern energy for cooking will also benefit the goal for health, photo: Manna Lal Gameti for Engineering for Change via flickr,com, creative commons licence.  

Transforming the course of development post-2015


This media briefing looks at the global goals for development being agreed by the United Nations General Assembly at its 70th Session on the 25-27 September, and explores how they represent a new direction for the global community, integrating environmental sustainability with eliminating poverty and inequality wherever it is found.

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