Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Report

12 Mar 2019
6

This report summarizes recent, relevant, global developments in the video games sector, perspectives from over 50 thought leaders from the industry, and stand-out examples of world-class games. It extracts recommendations for how the video game industry, gamers, policymakers and UN Environment can together ‘Play for...

Report

28 Feb 2019
6

This paper explores the increase in resources and funding needed to improve the access of displaced people to modern and sustainable energy services.

Report

27 Feb 2019
5

This report directly responds to one of the resolutions approved at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in May 2016, which acknowledges the dearth of information on pastoralism and rangelands. The resolution calls for a gap analysis of environmental and socioeconomic information and the provision...

Report

18 Feb 2019
44

This research paper examines the use of human rights impact assessments in developing trade agreements, considering developing practice in this area and their usefulness as policy tools for states.

Report

14 Feb 2019
249

The Committee reports on its Inquiry into Australia's relationship with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Report

6 Feb 2019
72

This report predicts that early action to diversify the economy and invest in regional development could ensure the Hunter Valley avoids the worst economic impacts of a decline in coal mining as the world acts on climate change.

Chapter

30 Jan 2019
7

Climate change presents urban areas in Africa with significant challenges relating to adaptation to dynamic climate risks and protection of critical infrastructure systems and residents’ livelihoods.

Briefing paper

21 Jan 2019
194

This report reveals that the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased by 12%, or almost AUD $3.5 billion a day last year. At the same time, the poorest half of humanity saw their wealth shrink by 11%, a burden disproportionately carried by women and girls.

Working paper

11 Jan 2019
4

The purpose of this working paper is to provide insight into the complexity of urbanisation and present key entry points for its better management. The paper argues that an integrated programming or a ‘systems’ approach to urban development assistance in Asia and the Pacific is...

Report

11 Jan 2019
9

The approval of Agenda 2030 in September 2015 constitutes a unique opportunity for the world we live in. For the first time, all the member states of the United Nations committed to eradicating poverty, making the first universal plan of action for people, planet and...

Guide

11 Dec 2018
10

This document provides a holistic and integrated sustainable development framework for the development of liveable, economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities and communities in China. The framework identifies key objectives and principles to achieve urban sustainability and provides specific guidelines for implementation and...

Report

5 Dec 2018
39

This edition of the SDG 4 data digest builds on last year’s report, which proposed a conceptual framework and tools to help countries improve the quality of their data and fulfil their reporting requirements. This report presents the wide range of national and cross-national learning...

Annual Report

5 Dec 2018
8

UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme, launched in 2012, is now active in more than 30 cities across the world. The programme’s objective is to promote public spaces as a keystone for sustainable cities to ensure a good quality of life for all. This is done...

Book

Frontier technologies for sustainable development
1 Dec 2018
12

The World Economic and Social Survey is the flagship publication on major development issues prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (UN/DESA).

Frontier technologies—from DNA sequencing to 3D-printing, from renewable energy technologies to biodegradable plastics, from machine...

Working paper

30 Nov 2018
7

Some G20 governments have made progress in shifting at least some support away from fossil fuels and increasing their taxation. This working paper has brought together examples illustrating how reforms can be enabled and implemented to align the flows of public money with the Paris...

Report

13 Nov 2018
24

Women’s economic empowerment has gained increasing attention within the global development agenda in recent years, bolstered by the adoption of a range of relevant targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Yet the specific experiences of older women often remain underexplored and unrecognised,...

Report

26 Oct 2018
33

The second World Circular Economy Forum 2018 (WCEF2018) took place from 22-24 October 2018, in Yokohama, Japan. The world’s biggest global gathering on circular economy solutions brought together more than 1,100 leading experts and decision-makers from more than eighty countries to discuss their future visions....

Briefing paper

23 Oct 2018
70

In September 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda, seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape international efforts to promote a sustainable, peaceful and equitable world by 2030. Each Goal is accompanied by a set of more specific targets with indicators to measure...

Report

17 Oct 2018
283

The Australian government recently delivered its first Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ASAP Oceania has coordinated experts on several aspects of poverty to write brief, accessible responses to what the government writes about poverty (understood in a broad, multi-dimensional sense)...

Report

1 Oct 2018
118

This report maps policies, strategies and instruments used by metropolitan governments to foster safer public spaces, with particular reference to the safety of women and girls.

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