Sustainable Development Goals

 
How the UN’s new strategy could help development goals in the Eastern Cape
How the UN’s new strategy could help development goals in the Eastern Cape
A group of the most vulnerable youngsters in the Eastern Cape has shown that a plan by the United Nations (UN) to help reach its sustainable...
Partnerships for the goals: The role of the shared value ecosystem
Partnerships for the goals: The role of the shared value ecosystem
One of the keys to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lies in the 17th goal: partnerships. None of us can tackle a social...
Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa
Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa
South Africa has slashed its maternal mortality death ratios in public health hospitals by almost a third (29%) within seven years. Between 2009...
​Africa needs a new approach to development
​Africa needs a new approach to development
The commodities downturn has revealed the fragility and structural weaknesses of many African economies. With fast-growing populations, African...
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...

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