With on-the-ground networks and the ability to swiftly adapt and innovate, the private sector is well-positioned to bring new solutions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) by 2030. In addition, the SDGs present significant opportunities for the private sector to open new markets and attract investments in sustainable development by leveraging companies’ core competencies, expertise and resources.
Young African entrepreneurs with potential to scale up across the region will soon have access to financing and support through a new innovative platform. Continue reading
Young African entrepreneurs with potential to scale up across the region will soon have access to financing and support through a new innovative platform.
YAS!, or Youth for Africa and SDGs, was launched at the Responsible Business Forum taking place in South Africa’s capital, Johannesburg, from 25-27 June 2018. The platform is an online portal developed by UNDP in partnership with Accenture South Africa. It aims to address the four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding and Network.
The Goals were adopted with justifiable enthusiasm. Covering everything from energy to education, infrastructure to institutions, urbanization to innovation, they offer a holistic roadmap for addressing the world’s ills. They apply to all countries, reflect the priorities of all countries and were embraced by all countries, with presidents and prime ministers putting their weight behind the Goals’ core promise: to leave no one behind.
New York, 20 June – A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York today.
Pretoria, 19 June 2018: Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, led by the crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan’s war, and the flight into Bangladesh from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Overwhelmingly it is developing countries that are most affected.
What would you do if you were forced to leave your home?
Today, more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displaced as a result of conflict or persecution.
A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future.
We all have a role to play in protecting our only home.But it can be difficult to know what to do or where to start.
Pretoria, 15 May 2018: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Pretoria, in partnership with the Tshwane Hub Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, hosted a Sustainable Development Goals Youth Forum at the UNIC library on the 15 May 2018, to enable the youth to have access to information that will equip them with knowledge regarding their role in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The aim was to help young people engage at the grassroots level in communicating the SDGs to a wider society and to raise more awareness of the 17 SDGs.