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Adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

the Third International Conference on Financing for Development concluded with the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which sets out an ambitious agenda for raising the necessary resources for sustainable development. In parallel, SDSN co-hosted three side-events on issues that will be decisive for the future of development finance: bridging the infrastructure gap in Africa, forging links between development and climate finance, and harnessing the data revolution to drive sustainable development.

Localization of the SDGs: SDSN Sahel contributes to 1st National Sustainable Development Conference

L to R: Mr. Kouraichi Said Hassani, Ms. Fatoumata Dembele, Dr. Bouna Niang, and Ms. Mariline Diara during the panel on "Adapting the SDGs to Senegal"

From July 22-24, the Senegalese Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development hosted the First National Conference on Sustainable Development. The theme for this inaugural edition of the conference was “Sustainable Cities and Territories.” Over 500 stakeholders from government, civil society, academia, and international organizations participated in the three-day conference in Dakar. SDSN Sahel Chair Prof. Birahim […]

SDSN Great Lakes Holds First Conference on Preparing for the SDGs

L to R: Dr. Marie Christine Gasingirwa, Director General of Science, Technology and Research, Ministry of Education; Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the SDSN and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General; Hon. Dr. Papias Musafiri, Minister of Education of Rwanda; Dr. Nelson Ijumba, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Rwanda

On July 17, 2015, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Great Lakes (SDSN GL) held a conference in Kigali, Rwanda, on “Preparing for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” This inception conference brought together 75 stakeholders from academia, research, civil society, international organizations, and government to share information about how Rwanda plans to implement the SDGs.

SDSN and Pontifical Academy of Sciences Assembles Top Mayors to Discuss UN Sustainable Development Goals

Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo addresses 60+ mayors  at Vatican workshop on July 21, 2015 (Photo credit: Pontifical Academy of Sciences)

On July 22, 2015, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences bring together mayors from some of the world’s major urban centers – including New York, Vancouver, Istanbul, New Orleans, Rome, Seoul, Bogota, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Accra, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Kingston, Johannesburg, Algiers – to discuss the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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