AGENDA 2030: SO NOW WHAT? The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the most ambitious effort yet to reduce poverty, tackle inequality and injustice, and protect the planet. That 193 States have all agreed to them is, by any measure, a huge achievement. Yet these goals will count for little if they remain just words on paper. When in New York, we all agreed that the true test of whether the 2030 Agenda lives up to expectations will come in its implementation. Full realisation of every goal and target by every state is essential if the promises of the SDGs are to lead to concrete results and improvements in the lives of children, especially girls, the world over. Not least because the goals of the Agenda are so interlinked and inter-dependent.
UN Millennium Project The world has made significant progress in achieving many of the Goals. Between 1990 and 2002 average overall incomes increased by approximately 21 percent. The number of people in extreme poverty declined by an estimated 130 million 1. Child mortality rates fell from 103 deaths per 1,000 live births a year to 88. Life expectancy rose from 63 years to nearly 65 years. An additional 8 percent of the developing world's people received access to water. Land Use By: Henry Lamb - Sovereignty.net Ownership of land is the foundation of freedom in America. The hope of owning even a small plot of ground compelled our forefathers to brave incalculable risks crossing the ocean and challenging the wilderness. Land ownership was so cherished by our nation's founders that they guaranteed that government could not take private property without just compensation paid to the land owner.
General Assembly hands over draft global sustainability agenda to UN Member States “Today is the start of a new era. We have travelled a long way together to reach this turning point,” declared Mr. Ban, recounting the path the international community has taken over the 15 years since the adoption of the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) towards crafting a set of new, post-2015 sustainability goals that will aim to ensure the long-term well-being of our planet and its people. With world leaders expected to adopt the text at a 25-27 September summit in New York, the UN chief said Agenda 2030 aims high, seeking to put people at the centre of development; foster human well-being, prosperity, peace and justice on a healthy planet and pursue respect for the human rights of all people and gender equality.
Agenda 2030 – PROG The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted at the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development summit in September 2015, was defined by the UN Secretary-General as an “Agenda for people”. Its key component, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), derived from an intergovernmental process are considered by some as the most democratic and inclusive accomplishment in the history of the UN. It is no surprise that a stand-alone SDG – SDG14 – is dedicated to the oceans and their conservation and sustainable use. The oceans cover two thirds of the planet, provide food for billions of people, play a key role in climate regulation, host a large portion of biological diversity and enable vital economic activities. The 2030 Agenda therefore puts a healthy ocean at the core of the global sustainable development agenda and sets targets for tackling some of the most pressing issues facing the ocean, including overexploitation of natural resources, climate change and pollution.
Amina Mohammed on the Sustainable Development Goals This weekend world leaders met at the United Nations in New York City to define a sustainable development agenda through 2030, a process built on the successes, failures and lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000 and expiring at the end of this year. The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a global framework of 17 goals designed to address humanity’s most pressing problems, from poverty and hunger to health, education, gender equality, energy, climate change and environmental sustainability. Earlier this month, TriplePundit spoke with Amina J Mohammed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, about the process of defining these goals and turning words into action.
Land swap deal made highway possible — Phillips News Land swap deal made highway possible — Phillips BY ALPHEA SAUNDERSSenior staff firstname.lastname@example.orgWednesday, May 10, 2017 The Opposition has offered an explanation in the fresh controversy surrounding acres of mainly prime Crown lands being given to the Chinese under a land-swap deal in a 50-year concession agreement with the Government of Jamaica for the construction of the north-south highway.Media reports of the absence of a valuation for 250 acres of land on the north coast that has already been transferred to China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has also caught the attention of the contractor general, Dirk Harrison.
NSA O'Brien makes good on Trump promise, releases previously redacted Russia document National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien made good Friday on President Trump's transparency pledge in the Russia collusion case, releasing in its entirety a previously heavily redacted document from the Robert Mueller probe showing why Russian diplomats met with Trump in May 2017. The memo, which was originally released Wednesday with only three words visible, shows National Security Council official Eric Ciaramella wrote on May 10, 2017 that Trump chose to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a visit to Washington based on a request eight days earlier during a phone call with Russian president Vladimir Putin. "May 2, 2017: Putin asks POTUS to receive Lavrov when he stops through DC en route to Arctic Ministerial in Fairbanks, Alaska (a longplanned international meeting); POTUS agrees, and preparations begin," Ciaramella wrote fellow NSC official William R. Kelly, explaining the origins of the Lavrov meeting. You can see the unredacted version here:
UN Agenda 2030: A Recipe for Global Socialism The United Nations and its mostly autocratic member regimes have big plans for your life, your children, your country, and your world. And those plans are not limited to the coercive “climate” agreement recently concluded in Paris. While the establishment media in the United States was hyping ISIS, football, and of course “global warming,” virtually every national government/dictatorship on the planet met at the 70th annual General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York to adopt a draconian 15-year master plan for the planet.
Sustainable Development Goals from UNDP Voices around the world are demanding leadership in 2015 on poverty, inequality and climate change. These universal challenges demand global action, and this year presents unprecedented opportunities for achieving the future we want. This September, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to adopt a new agenda for sustainable development. Conservation International: privatizing nature, plundering biodiversity Aziz Choudry Conservation International's corporate sponsor list reads like a list of the US' top fifty transnational corporations. Biodiversity conservation is at the top of Conservation International's list of goals. But as the list of Conservation International's dubious ventures and questionable partners around the world grows, Aziz Choudry is starting to wonder if it is time to ‘out' this ‘multinational conservation corporation' and show its true colours. Headquartered in Washington, D.C, with operations in over 30 countries on four continents, Conservation International claims to be an environmental NGO.
Leaked Call Reveals Biden Risked National Security To Sabotage Trump A recently leaked phone call between then-Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko directly after the 2016 presidential election shows that Biden sought to sabotage the incoming Trump administration before Donald Trump even took office, and much worse. During the course of the call, Biden badmouthed the incoming administration, saying, “The truth of the matter is that the incoming administration doesn’t know a great deal about [Ukraine]” and that they were unprepared for the transition. This in itself is inappropriate, but it was meant to set the stage for Biden’s next statement and future plans.
Episode 44: Naval Ravikant Many of these dangers could be enabled by near-term scientific & technological developments. In this, my first two-part episode (Part Two is coming up on Thursday), Naval and I particularly on focus risks connected to synthetic biology. This is ironic, in that as regular listeners know, I view synbio as being an especially exciting & promising field. But things could really go wrong here. Naval and I also touch more briefly on some of the dangers that could be posed by superintelligence research.