The Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement have come into force. These two frameworks beckon the highest degree of international cooperation and reveal common areas of social, economic and environmental interdependence. One cannot be achieved without the other. They are symbiotic and must be delivered in tandem. Achieving them requires coordinated implementation across
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One year since the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement, over 20,000 leaders from government, business and civil society met in Marrakech, Morocco for the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22). The two week conference reviewed progress on implementation, produced additional commitments and examined the relationship between the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. In
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By Saurav Raj Pant, Founder of Garjan-Nepal, and a Fellow at Nepal Economic Forum as well as International Relations enthusiastic The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development offered governments to begin planning the follow-up and review process of the Sustainable Development Goals. Here are five ways to ensure accountability in Nepal for the implementation for the
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By Yasmin Tramannoni, RACI  In September 2015, the international community witnessed the culmination of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the approval of a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals will define the new global development agenda. The 17 SDGs are universal and cross-cutting targets. They focus on the social, environmental and
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The World is Watching You

Alexandra Johns, Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (APA) Governments from around the world are discussing how to ensure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be truly transformative. One of the key tenets to this comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centred global agenda is ‘accountability’ for the commitments – a word long avoided by
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