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Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly released the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They were designed to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)1  and intended to drive action in important areas by 2030, leaving no one behind. These Goals were ...

New global development agenda lacks accountability, activists say

A new global plan for sustainable development was adopted at the United Nations in New York earlier this month, but questions are already being raised over whether goals intended to help raise people in countries like Cambodia out of poverty will be effective. ...

Oum Sonita

Hun Sen lauds gains

In a series of meetings before the annual session of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Hun Sen highlighted Cambodia’s achievements as the world body set new targets to eradicate poverty and save the planet.Those achievements included “complete” peace, political stability, security and better public ...

Pav Suy

UN targets 2030 now, Hun Sen pushes demining

The United Nations adopted a sweeping set of targets aimed at improving the lives of the poor and protecting the environment over the next 15 years on Friday.Called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they target issues like gender inequality, poverty, and climate change, and replace ...

Jonathan Cox

In Cambodia, family planning offers a path away from poverty

The 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly is currently underway in New York. This meeting of the world’s leaders will see the adoption of a new set of global goals – the Sustainable Development goals – that aim to transform the world over ...


New topic page on SDG 1 - No poverty published on Open Development Mekong

Poverty is exacerbated by armed conflicts and environmental disasters. This is particularly the case for Myanmar and Thailand, although all of the Lower Mekong Countries are expected to be disproportionately impacted by climate change. Nationally-appropriate policies that are pro-poor and take into account vulnerable groups including ...

New topic page on SDG 4 Quality education published on Open Development Mekong

 In the Lower Mekong Countries, it is only in Vietnam that almost all children finish primary school. For the other countries, the key factors limiting access to primary education are generally economic (such as no money to support education or children being required to help on farms ...

ASEAN and the IMF: Staying on Track with the Sustainable Development Goals

A new report titled ASEAN Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals and the Role of the IMF takes stock of the challenges ahead and provides an overview of how the IMF is supporting ASEAN countries as they pursue their Development agendas. The report recommends that countries adopt ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a new topic page on SDG 2 Zero hunger

Despite earlier successes in reducing hunger for the MDGs, the ASEAN region continues to struggle to eliminate hunger and improve nutrition. In the LMCs, only Vietnam and Thailand attained the MDG target for reducing the number of underweight children, and malnutrition still affects one in three ...

Climate change poses threat to fish, health: report

If global temperatures continue to rise, Cambodia’s dependence on fishing and its under-developed healthcare and sanitation sectors will make it particularly exposed to the adverse effects of climate change, according to a World Bank report published on Sunday. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

EU launches call for proposals to support UXO clearance

The European Union has made available 2.4 million euros to be spent on projects that implement activities to support the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos. The EU is calling for project proposals that are designed to reduce the number of UXO casualties, to ...

Vietnam's National Assembly plays an active role in the implementation of SDGs

The conference themed “The National Assembly and the sustainable development goals” was co-organized by National Assembly of Vietnam, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and United Nations development Programme in Da Nang on December 17The UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) are both objectives and a chance for lawmakers to show ...

Despite moderate progress, most SDG targets addressed

Cambodia started the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, with the aim of driving more action into critically important areas in the country. The country has set targets for 109 SDGs out of a total of 169 Goals identified under the ...

Kazi Mahmood

Laos makes progress towards sustainable development

Continuing economic growth and the notable progress in poverty reduction are milestones in the country’s progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This progress was highlighted by the National Steering Committee for SDG Implementation at its second meeting held on Wednesday to discuss Laos’ ...

Vientiane Times

Springer: “Sustainable Development Goals Series” Book

Springer has publicized the “Sustainable Development Goals Series” book. This series on the Sustainable Development Goals aims to provide a comprehensive platform to the scientific, teaching and research communities working on various global issues in the field of geography, earth sciences, environmental science, social sciences and ...

CHUYEN LANG KIEN 2017 – Constructive Young People

The Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) is inviting young people across the country to participate in a series of events under the theme “Constructive Young People” which will take place on December 1-4, 2017 in Hanoi.Participants will take part in various activities to exchange ...

Open Development Thailand publishes a new page on SDG 14 - Life below water

Open Development Thailand has just published a new page on SDG 14 – Life below water Thailand has many reasons to invest in their oceans and marine environments, having more than 3,148km of coastline which runs across 23 provinces. These marine environments are ecologically diverse and are ...

Germany backs Laos’ efforts to fulfil Sustainable Development Goals

Germany has agreed to provide more than 487 billion kip (50 million Euro) to deepen cooperation with Laos as the country moves forward to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals.The new funding was made available by Germany to support projects in the areas of rural Development, ...

Times Reporters

UN extolls power of tech in goals to development

Private-sector investment into technology can help developing countries meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), representatives said yesterday at a conference, sparking debate on how Cambodian entrepreneurs can incorporate humanitarian Goals into core business operations. ...

Robin Spiess

SDG16 Initiative

An exciting new project has been launched to track progress against Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. The SDG16 Data Initiative is a collective project by a consortium of organizations seeking to support the open tracking of the global commitments made by ...

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