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Inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities

31 May 2016
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Urbanization has been a remarkable phenomenon over the last few decades affecting millions of people and where problems emerge due to the rapid growth of population and its concentration in urban slum areas with high levels of congestion.  This situation carries additional economic, social, and environmental costs and sustains the persistent poverty and inequality....
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Water is life

31 March 2016
“El sexto objetivo de los Objetivos de desarrollo sostenible (ODS) trata explícitamente las cuestiones vinculadas de agua y saneamiento. Pero algunas de las cuestiones clave en el agua son invisibles. El agua está en las profundidades o fluye en ríos atmosféricos de humedad alto en el cielo. El agua puede estar contaminada con productos químicos invisibles, y los cambios en la disponibilidad y calidad del agua pueden afectar a las personas marginadas en zonas remotas. En algunos lugares, todos coinciden." (Foro Económico Mundial, septiembre de 2015)

Alberto Garrido The big question when a planet is discovered is: Is there water?  If there is no water, there is no life.  We depend on water as much as we depend on air.  We need water to drink and also to wash ourselves and cook.  We need the biggest amount of water to...
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Reducing inequality (SDG 10) is essential to achieve other SDGs

29 February 2016
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José María Vera The post-2015 development agenda, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  whose overall purpose is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), represents a considerable progress compared with its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) even as a common characteristic is their universality that requires ambition towards structural change....
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Global faith communities respond to Global Goals

15 October 2015
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Paula Sendín interviewing Patxi Álvarez de los Mozos, SJ The Society of Jesus, through its Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), joined two global meetings last September that explored ways by which faith-based communities and religious institutions can respond to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), getting known more now as the Global Goals. Patxi...
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Shaping the future we want: Education for sustainability

31 August 2015
La Curación de la Tierra es un texto electrónico de ciencia viva ambiental para aumentar la conciencia de los problemas ambientales de nuestro planeta a través de las perspectivas adicionales de la ética, la espiritualidad y la acción. Escrito por 90 académicos de las universidades jesuitas de todo el mundo, es un libro de texto electrónico gratis para los estudiantes universitarios de primer año, cuarto año los estudiantes de secundaria y estudiantes adultos. Foto de: Jesuit Ecology Project/Loyola University Chicago

GIAN-Ecology The post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals serves as a framework for global development efforts for the next 15 years. The post-2015 education for all agenda  is an integral part of the sustainable development agenda, which was developed through a broad and inclusive consultative process. In shaping the future we want, we have to create...
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Can the sustainable development goals help transform the world by 2030?

31 August 2015
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Mariel de Jesus In 2000, the global community took on the serious task of addressing the world’s most pressing development problems. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) laid out specific, time-bound objectives with the aim of improving the situation of the poorest of the poor. Now that the MDG period is officially ending, the question...
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Preparing to tackle SDGs for the water in the world we want

30 March 2015
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In an effort to keep moving water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN launched in February 2015 a report outlining what must be done within the world’s water system. Water in the world we want, a publication by the UN University-Institute for Water, Environment and Health, warns that without major new investments related to...
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Development action agenda post-2015: CLC at the 65th UNDPI/NGO Conference 2014

30 September 2014
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Ann Marie Brennan With the youth as an integral part of development, two young adults read the 13-page Conference Outcome Document Declaration of the 65th Annual UN Department of Public Information (DPI)/NGO Conference with the theme “2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,” a distillation of presentations and discussions involving civil society to address the...
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