Sustainable Development Goals

 
South Africa has work to do to make government more accountable
South Africa has work to do to make government more accountable
The South African government completed its term as lead-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in December 2016. The partnership is an...
Universal health coverage will lead to a healthier and more equitable world
Universal health coverage will lead to a healthier and more equitable world
About 400-million people – one out of every 17 of the world’s citizens – lack access to essential health services. In addition,...
[Video]Feeding the world by 2030 beyond reach
[Video]Feeding the world by 2030 beyond reach
With the high rates of unemployment and increasing food prices, the 2030 SDG deadline seems more of an aspiration than an achievable target.
'Magic bullet' to feed the world by 2030
'Magic bullet' to feed the world by 2030
The sound of laughter ­echoes through the two-bedroomed house in Zola, Soweto, as groups of small children run in and out of the rooms. One boy...
Global goals ignore needs of the South
Global goals ignore needs of the South
The 70th session of the United Nations general assembly has endorsed the so-called sustainable development goals (SDGs), or global goals, as the...
Governance, environment are key to sustainable development
Governance, environment are key to sustainable development
The summit to agree the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations last week took place against a depressing background. It seems...
Comment: Mother and child health must improve
Comment: Mother and child health must improve
As a young journalist in Johannesburg in the early 1990s, I wrote a story about South Africa’s looming HIV crisis, citing predictions from...
Monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goals
Monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goals
Although the world has generally seen success with the 15-year-old Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – to halve the...
Millennium Development Goals expire next year ... What then?
Millennium Development Goals expire next year ... What then?
If you could come up with goals for the world to aspire to over the next 15 years, what would they be? What should we focus on? 

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