20 September Sep 2016 1700 20 September 2016
Global Goals Week: How would you like the world to be in 2030?
This week is Global Goals Week, the world campaign aimed at raising awareness of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The campaign, ending on the 25th of September, is targeted at young people in particular. AIESEC, the world’s largest student network, has joined Global Goals Week.
19 September Sep 2016 1001 19 September 2016
Europe spent more aid within its own borders than overseas
ONE launches its Data Report 2016, which every year tracks official development assistance (ODA) flows and trends for the world’s major donors.
16 September Sep 2016 1216 16 September 2016
A feminist State of the Union
On September 14th, Jean Claude Juncker, on behalf of the European Commission, reviewed a year of EU achievements and outlined his action plan for the next twelve months in the much anticipated “State of the Union” speech. We, 52 young feminists, representing 22 diverse European countries, have written our response - a feminist State of the Union.
15 September Sep 2016 1014 15 September 2016
The crisis in refugee education
In the report "Missing Out: Refugee Education in Crisis" the UN Refugee Agency says more than half of the 6 million school-age children under its mandate have no school to go to.
12 September Sep 2016 1502 12 September 2016
Brexit, poorest developing countries could lose €385 million per year
Developing countries risk losing up to €385 million (£323 million; $430 million) if their current access to the UK market is not maintained following Brexit, a new series of essays published by the Overseas Development Institute and the UK Trade Policy Observatory at the University of Sussex reveals.
30 August Aug 2016 1219 30 August 2016
Women and girls spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
Unicef estimates that in sub-Saharan Africa, for 29 per cent of the population (37 per cent in rural areas and 14 per cent in urban areas), improved drinking water sources are 30 minutes or more away.
30 August Aug 2016 1119 30 August 2016
Hawaii, Obama creates the world’s largest protected marine area
The President of the United States expanded an existing ocean reserve off Hawaii, creating the largest protected marine area in the world, covering an area of 1.5 million square kilometers. President Obama is going to Hawaii this week "to mark the significance of this monument designation".
27 July Jul 2016 1102 27 July 2016
Extreme poverty affects 1 in 8 people in the world
According to the first progress report on Goals for a Sustainable World released by the UN,nearly 800 million people suffer from hunger, 5.9 million children die before they reach the age of five. The report provides the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation, among others, so that the world can address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years.
20 July Jul 2016 1151 20 July 2016
Malnutrition key obstacle to development, says WHO
"Improved nutrition is essential for achieving the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ensuring that no-one is left behind. Malnutrition, in all its forms, represents a significant barrier to equitable and sustainable social and economic development," states the World Health Organization.
6 July Jul 2016 0716 06 July 2016
Young people change the world
Future starts with the young: AIESEC Italia held its Annual Summit in Milan, in an event created to connect enterprises, organisations and institutions in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.