Monthly Archives: July 2015

Open Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals Resolution and Report

Posted 7/8/2015

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Sustainable development goals: all you need to know from the UN

Posted 7/8/2015

(from http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jan/19/sustainable-development-goals-united-nations)

The countdown has begun to September’s summit on the sustainable development goals, with national governments now discussing the 17 goals that could transform the world by 2030.

What are the sustainable development goals?

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Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps

Posted 7/8/2015

The countdown has begun to September’s summit on the sustainable development goals, with national governments now discussing the 17 goals that could transform the world by 2030.  Read the article explaining the process and overview – click here.

(Ed. Note: The United Nations’ final 17 “sustainability” goals and sub-goals have been established, with a meeting scheduled in September 2015.  Will the U.S. sign onto them?  If put in place, the developed countries would be obligated to foot the bill for the least developed and developing countries. Read them and you’ll understand what that would mean.)

List of initials that aren’t spelled out in text and what they mean:

LDC least developed countries
SIDS small islands developing states
ODA official development assistance
DDR Doha development round
UHC universial health coverage
ICT including vocational training
10YFP ten year framework of programs
FCCC framework convention on climate change
UNCLOS UN conference on Law of the Sea
IUU illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing Continue reading

How much does the US pay for the UN each year?
They pay 22% of 4.19 billion dollars. You do the math.
from answers.com

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