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One Year After: Global Goals Report Card on the SDGs

A year ago (exactly September 25th, 2015), 193 leaders of the world made a promise of the Global Goals. A promise to the seven and a half billion people on this planet that our lives will get a lot better over the next 15 years. They came together to agree on 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet. Continue reading

Be in The Know and Create an Action: Download the SDGs in Action App

The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals – the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is brought to you by the GSMA, which represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs. Continue reading

Climate Action: Google and UN launch Open Foris online platform

The Open Foris online platform was recently unveiled by the United Nations. This is a new software developed in partnership with Google to help tackle climate change, deforestation, and food production issues. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) launched the Open Foris online platform that will use a high-resolution satellite to send images to monitor changes in land use and forest cover. Continue reading

10 Skills You Need to Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us globally! We humans need the right skills to be able to thrive in this fourth generation of Industrial development. We are on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. The revolution will be unlike anything the humankind has experienced before. Continue reading

What You Need to Know about the Paris Agreement

When a record-breaking 175 nations signed the Paris Agreement at the UN ceremony on April 22, Earth Day 2016 officially became one for the history books. But with a whole bunch of technical and official-sounding terms flying around, it’s not always immediately clear exactly what’s next with the Paris Agreement and why it’s the biggest step the world has made in solving climate change. Continue reading

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