Tag: UN Sustainable Development Goals

Africa’s Mixed Record on Keeping Up With UN Goals

Africa’s Mixed Record on Keeping Up With UN Goals

Almost five years ago, all member states of the United Nations signed the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development. This agenda includes 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) on global challenges such as poverty, urbanization and climate action, all featuring targets and indicators to measure...

Looking toward 2030: The Future of Aid

Looking toward 2030: The Future of Aid

A decade until 2030 looks like a long time, but not when the world is faced with crises on multiple fronts that require sustained action. The world was intended to be a better place when the international community pledged commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) after the...

No Silver Bullet: The New Urban Agenda and Smart Cities

No Silver Bullet: The New Urban Agenda and Smart Cities

Technological fixes such as smart cities make a system more complex, resulting in “wicked problems” that require ever more extensive technological remedies. In October 2016, at the World Urban Forum 8 in Quito, Ecuador, UN Habitat launched its third planning cycle with Habitat III, now known...

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