Progress In Retrieving Lands Improves Rural Livelihoods

Significant progress is under way in repairing degraded lands and managing droughts more effectively, according to reports released for review by an inter-governmental meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. An assessment of land degradation in 127 countries revealed that close to 20 percent of healthy land was degraded between 2000 and 2015. Around the world, 169 countries … Continue reading Progress In Retrieving Lands Improves Rural Livelihoods

Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Sustainable Development: Buddhist Leader Urges Increased Role For Youth

The need to accelerate progress toward the abolition of nuclear weapons, encourage youth engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and expand  the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) network of universities has been highlighted in a wide-ranging proposal by Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist movement. With 12 million members … Continue reading Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Sustainable Development: Buddhist Leader Urges Increased Role For Youth

UN Warns of the Confluence of Significant Risks Threatening Global Development

The convergence of several significant risks is endangering efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the universally adopted plan containing 17 specific goals to promote prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment, a new report has warned. The risks with the potential to severely disrupt economic activity and inflict significant damage … Continue reading UN Warns of the Confluence of Significant Risks Threatening Global Development