Africa: Beyond Rhetoric – UN Member States Start Work On Global Goals

[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.

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Africa: Q&A – Leave No Scientists Behind

[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.

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Africa: Rwanda Says AU Summit Was Very Productive

[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.

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Africa: Domestic Resource Mobilization – a Financing Option for Sustainable Development

[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.

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