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The adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, with its core set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are the UN’s blueprint for achieving a happier and healthier world by 2030. But how do we all manifest these goals in our own lives? The Be the Change Initiative provides an opportunity for all of us to better “walk the talk” when it comes to the SDGs. This initiative guides and encourages us to live more sustainable in work and at home by changing our consumption patterns, using active transport such as cycling, and buying local foods.

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UN gibt nachhaltiger Entwicklung in Nord- und Zentralasien Auftrieb

Von Devinder Kumar

NEU-DELHI (IDN) – Innerhalb von Tagen nachdem Kasachstan für zwei Jahr – vom 1. Januar 2016 an – als nicht-ständiges Mitglied des UN-Sicherheitsrates gewählt worden war, bestätigte das Land „seine Verpflichtung zur partnerschaftlichen Arbeit, um den bedeutenden sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Entwicklungsbedürfnissen der Menschen in Nord- und Zentralasien eine Stimme zu geben“.



संयुक्त राष्ट्र उत्तरी और मध्य एशिया में सतत विकास में तेजी लाएगा

लेखक देविंदर कुमार

नई दिल्ली (आईडीएन) - 1 जनवरी से शुरू करते हुए दो वर्षों के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद के अस्थाई सदस्य के रूप में निर्वाचित होने के कुछ ही दिनों के भीतर कज़ाकस्तान ने "उत्तरी और मध्य एशिया के लोगों की सामाजिक और आर्थिक विकास संबंधी महत्वपूर्ण आवश्यकताओं को पूरा करने के लिए साझेदारी में काम करने की अपनी प्रतिबद्धता की पुष्टि कर दी है।"



Food is as Important as Medicine and Happiness

 Viewpoint by Naomi Yoshimura*

TOKYO (IDN) – While average life expectancy in Japan is the longest in the world, health expectancy, in terms of the period a person lives a healthy life without being constrained to receive care, is lagging far behind.

The Japanese people suffer the longest period of illness on average – ten years as compared to six to eight years in other developed countries. Japan also has the largest number of people in the world, who are 60-year old or even older. JAPANESE



Japanese Earthquakes Show Need for Disaster Prevention

By Toshiaki Kitazato*

KUMAMOTO, Japan (IDN) – In April this year, two major earthquakes struck Kumamoto on the island of Kyushu, southern Japan, where I live and work as a lawyer.

I was resting in my house when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake with an epicentre at a depth of around 11 km struck at 21:26 on April 14. Less than two days later, this was followed by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 1:26.

In fear of my life, I spent three nights in a car outside the house with my family. Luckily enough, all of us were safe and my house only received minor damage, while the walls surrounding my house collapsed. JAPANESE



Japan Aids Healthcare for Poor Mothers in Bangladesh

By Naimul Haq

DHAKA (IDN) – Twenty-year-old Aklima Khatun gave birth to her first child on August 27 at a small clinic run by the government. The clinic, known as community clinic (CC), offers affordable but reliable maternal health services. Unlike the widely adopted traditional home deliveries, Aklima chose safer delivery in the hands of skilled birth attendants and in a hygienic environment.



Light Installation and Cinema for Peace Screenings in Rio

By Courtesy of Cinema for Peace Foundation

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Olympics should have been a time of peace, but the world was at war. There were 19 wars and 16 war-like conflicts in the world during the Olympic Games. Overall, there are 409 conflicts, of which 223 are violent.

To shine a light on conflicts and to endorse the peaceful ideals of Olympic Games the initiative Sports for Peace, who hosted at the London Olympics Muhammad Ali's farewell, presented the 'Olympic Ideal of Peace' light installation in the Santa Marta Favela in Rio.



UN Spurs Sustainable Development in North and Central Asia

By Devinder Kumar

NEW DELHI (IDN) - Within days of being elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years beginning January 1, Kazakhstan has affirmed its “commitment to work in partnership to address the critical social and economic development needs of the people of North and Central Asia”.

An agreement for the purpose was signed on July 11 in Bangkok between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government Kazakhstan. GERMAN | HINDI | JAPANESE | SPANISH



Entwicklungszusammenarbeit für Asien-Pazifik-Länder von entscheidender Bedeutung

Von J. Nastranis


NEW YORK (IDN) – Eine hochrangige Vertreterin der Vereinten Nationen hat die Notwendigkeit, die Agenda 2030 für Nachhaltige Entwicklung in nationale Planungen und Haushaltsaufstellungen zu übernehmen, betont.

Dies sei besonders wichtig in Ländern mit besonderen Bedürfnissen, erklärte die Leiterin der Wirtschafts- und Sozialkommission für Asien und den Pazifik der Vereinten Nationen (ESCAP) am Rande des fünften zweijährigen hochrangigen Forums für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit am 21. Juli in New York.



विकास सहयोग एशिया-प्रशांत देशों के लिए महत्वपूर्ण

लेखक जे. नेस्ट्रेनिस

न्यूयॉर्क (आईडीएन) - संयुक्त राष्ट्र के एक उच्च पदस्थ अधिकारी ने राष्ट्रीय नियोजन और बजटीय प्रक्रियाओं में 2030 के सतत विकास के एजेंडे को कार्यरूप देने की आवश्यकता पर जोर दिया है।

यह विशेष आवश्यकताओं वाले देशों में विशेष रूप से महत्वपूर्ण है - यह बात संयुक्त राष्ट्र के लिए एशिया और प्रशांत के आर्थिक और सामाजिक आयोग (ईएससीएपी) के प्रमुख ने 21 जुलाई को न्यूयॉर्क में विकास सहयोग फोरम (डीसीएफ) की पांचवीं द्विवार्षिक उच्च-स्तरीय बैठक के मौके पर कही।



La cooperación para el desarrollo en estado crítico en países de Asia-Pacífico

Por J Nastranis

NUEVA YORK (IDN) – Un oficial de alto nivel de las Naciones Unidas ha destacado la necesidad para traducir la agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible en la planificación nacional y en los procesos presupuestarios.

Esto es particularmente importante en países con necesidades especiales, declaró el Presidente de la Comisión Socioeconómica de las Naciones Unidas para Asia y el Pacífico (ESCAP) en los márgenes de la quinta reunión bianual de alto nivel del Foro de Cooperación para el desarrollo (DCF por sus siglas en inglés) en Nueva York, el 21 de julio.




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