[IPS] United Nations -Taken together, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, provide humanity with a masterplan for a sustainable way of life on this planet.
[Deutsche Welle] Africa is high on the agenda at the G-20 summit in Germany but Angela Merkel will have a tough time keeping it there amidst all the other pressing issues.
[IPS] United Nations -UN member states “are going beyond rhetoric and earnestly working to achieve real progress” towards the Sustainable Goals, the members of the Group of 77 and China said in a ministerial statement delivered here on 18 July.
[SciDev.Net] The Global Sustainable Development Report outlines the world’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – but oddly its production started before the goals were confirmed, as part of a pilot initiative to ensure reporting is solid from the start. Lucilla Spini, the head of science programmes at the International Council for Science, who acted as a peer reviewer for the report, talked to SciDev.Net director Nick Perkins at the UN’s High Level Policy Forum on 15 July.
[New Times] From Agenda of the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union and how Heads of State and Government and other delegates engaged, to organisation and service provision, down to how Rwandans, particularly city dwellers, welcomed the visitors and the Summit, the government just cannot be more grateful.
[IPS] Cairo, Egypt -Africa is clearly one of the most negatively impacted regions in the world, not helped by the increasing trend of the mainstream media to focus on tragic news, following a self-imposed rule: “if it bleeds it leads”.
[GEGAfrica]This post has been written by Ebere Uneze, executive director at CSEA in Nigeria. He is working on a research project that explores domestic financing options for Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa as part of the Southern Voice Initiative.
[AI London]The Malian authorities must immediately release five children that have been detained in a military detention centre for over seven months, says Amnesty International today as it releases a Human Rights Agenda for Mali, in the country’s capital.
[Financial Gazette] Matabeleland is likely to reject the new constitution currently underway