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Shared prosperity and well-being for all by 2030 is the target the international community has set itself in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted on September 25, 2015 at the UN Summit in New York. This joint media project with DEVNET Japan Foundation highlights sustainability - in the fields of development, environment and food and nutrition. DEVNET was founded by Roberto Savio in 1985 as an international Association with headquarters in Rome.
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Study Unveils How Big Philanthropy Shapes Development Agenda

By Rodney Reynolds

UNITED NATIONS (IDN) - Global development policy is being increasingly influenced not only by “big business” but also by “big philanthropy”, warns a new study released here.

“They have become influential actors in international policy debates, including, most importantly, how to address poverty eradication, sustainable development, climate change and the protection of human rights”. SPANISH | GERMAN | HINDI | JAPANESE

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Asien: Erneuerbare Energien können Wachstum in Schwellenländern stützen

Von Krishan Dutt

KUALA LUMPUR (IDN) – Bei der künftigen Entwicklung in Südostasien, China und Indien werden erneuerbare Energien aller Voraussicht nach eine wichtige Rolle spielen. Das geht aus einem gemeinsamen Bericht des in Paris ansässigen Entwicklungszentrums der Organisation für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (OSZE), der UN-Wirtschafts- und Sozialkommission für Asien und den Pazifikraum (ESCAP) und des Asiatischen Entwicklungsbankinstituts hervor, der den asiatischen Schwellenländern für 2015 und die folgenden fünf Jahre ein robustes Wachstum vorhersagt.

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Militärbudgets für UN bisher keine Quelle zur Finanzierung von SDGs

Von Thalif Deen

NEW YORK (IPS) – Bis zu fünf Billionen US-Dollar jährlich müssten die Vereinten Nationen aufbringen, um die 17 globalen Nachhaltigkeitsziele (SDGs) umsetzen zu können. Bei der intensiven Suche nach Finanzmitteln lässt die Weltorganisation die umfangreichen Militärbudgets der Mitgliedsstaaten bisher aber außer Acht.

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El gasto militar, una fuente sin explorar para el desarrollo

Por Thalif Deen

NACIONES UNIDAS (IPS) - Los presupuestos militares son una fuente que la ONU aún no exploró en la búsqueda de los billones de dólares necesarios para financiar los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS), que gobernantes de todo el mundo adoptaron en septiembre.

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Military Budgets Unexplored Source for Development Funding

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - As the United Nations continues its intense search for trillions of dollars needed to finance 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders last September, there is one rich source that remains unexplored: world military budgets. SPANISH | GERMAN | HINDI | JAPANESE

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Renewable Energy Can Sustain Growth in ‘Emerging Asia’

By Krishan Dutt

KUALA LUMPUR (IDN) - The need for sustainable development, aligning multiple economic and environmental priorities, stressed by the leaders of the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, in their Manila declaration on November 19, has been reiterated in a new report that forecasts a robust growth for ‘Emerging Asia’ in 2015 and in the next five years. SPANISH | GERMAN | HINDI | JAPANESE

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संयुक्त राष्ट्र (यूएन) ने विकास के वित्तपोषण के लिए 'छुपे स्रोतों' को निशाना बनाया

थालिफ़ दीन द्वारा

संयुक्त राष्ट्र (आईपीएस) - संयुक्त राष्ट्र ने 2015 के पश्चात सितंबर में दुनिया के नेताओं द्वारा स्वीकृत 17 सतत विकास लक्ष्यों (एसडीजी) सहित अपने विकास एजेंडा को लागू करने के लिए 3.5 ट्रिलियन से 5.0 ट्रिलियन डॉलर प्रति वर्ष की भरी भरकम रकम का अनुमान लगाया है।

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UN: Illegale Kapitalabflüsse sind "verborgene Quelle" für Entwicklungsfinanzierung

Sitzungssaal der UN-Vollversammlung in New York – Quelle: Patrick Gruban, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

Von Thalif Deen

NEW YORK (IPS) – Die Vereinten Nationen haben die stattliche Summe von mehr als 3,5 Billionen US-Dollar jährlich veranschlagt, um die ehrgeizige Entwicklungsagenda für die Zeit nach 2015 umzusetzen. Dazu gehören 17 Nachhaltigkeitsziele (SDGs), die von der Weltgemeinschaft im September verabschiedet wurden.

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Transferencias ilícitas son la clave para financiar los ODS

UN General Assembly Hall | Credit: Patrick Gruban, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

NACIONES UNIDAS (IPS) - La ONU calcula que necesita entre 3,5 y cinco billones de dólares por año para la ejecución de su ambiciosa Agenda de Desarrollo Posterior a 2015, que incluye los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) aprobados por gobernantes de todo el mundo en septiembre.

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UN Targets 'Hidden Source' for Development Funding

UN General Assembly Hall | Credit: Patrick Gruban, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The United Nations has estimated a hefty funding requirement of over 3.5 trillion to 5.0 trillion dollars per year for the implementation of its ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), approved by world leaders in September.

But at least one key question remains unanswered: how will the UN convince rich nations and the world’s multinational corporations to help raise the necessary trillions to reach those global goals, including the eradication of poverty and hunger by 2030? SPANISH | GERMAN | HINDI | JAPANESE

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