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    Crawford Technologies Announces Successful Completion of SOC 2 Type II + HITRUST CSF Examination

    TORONTO, ON – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, has successfully completed the Service Organization Controls SOC 2 Type II + Health Information Trust Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF) examination for its Document Accessibility Services System. SOC 2 Type II attestation examinations are recognized as one of the most comprehensive… Continue Reading »

    UN Agencies Pilot SDG 11 Reporting in African, Latin American Cities

    NEW YORK, USA: The governments of Botswana, Colombia, Ecuador and Tunisia are reporting on urban SDG indicators, with support from the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). A UN-Habitat companion guide titled, ‘SDGs: Monitoring Human Settlements Indicators,’ provides… Continue Reading »

    Chief Sustainability Officers Exchange Lessons on Transforming Businesses

    NEW YORK, USA: A half-day event hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in the margins of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) explored how businesses can accelerate “systems transformation.” Featuring four panels consisting primarily of chief sustainability officers, the event titled, ‘Business and the SDGs – Accelerating Transformation: Insights… Continue Reading »

    Monitoring SDG 4: Indicators for Not Leaving Persons with Disabilities Behind

    BUENOS AIRES: The Regional Network for Inclusive Education presents “Monitoring of SDG 4: Indicators for not leaving behind people with disabilities”, a document that proposes key indicators to measure the progress of the States in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 4. On March 1, 2016, a new world agenda was launched aimed at… Continue Reading »

    CN Tower Launches Free Virtual Reality Viewfinder App

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Fuzz Productions and Toronto’s CN Tower, Canada’s National Tower, together announced the release of  the new CN Tower Viewfinder app, which is  designed and developed by Fuzz Productions in Brooklyn, NY. Created to enrich the experience of on-site visitors, the app represents the first and only attraction in Canada to offer a virtual reality… Continue Reading »

    Creating a Safe and Healthy Home for a Child with ADHD

    Helping Children Enjoy The Outdoors For A Healthier, Happier Childhood AMERICA: Today’s children spend less than 10 minutes a day in unstructured outdoor play according to the NRPA.  Greater access to screen time and parental fears about the dangers of unsupervised play may be partly to blame, but whatever the reasons, the consequences are serious.  The CDC… Continue Reading »

    HLPF Partnership Exchange Explores How to Build, Maximize Collaborations for Sustainable Development

    NEW YORK, USA: The annual Partnership Exchange, held in the margins of the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), fostered understanding on the set-up and management of effective multi-stakeholder partnerships. Jointly organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and UN Global Compact, the day-long event… Continue Reading »

    HLPF Side Event Explores the Role of Blockchain Technology in Advancing SDGs

    NEW YORK, USA: On Wednesday, 11 July 2018, on the sidelines of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Government of Slovenia, and the Dutch Blockchain Coalition organized a roundtable to explore the role of blockchain technology in advancing… Continue Reading »

    SDG 11 Review at HLPF Emphasizes Role of Cities in Achieving 2030 Agenda

    NEW YORK, USA: The HLPF entered day three of its deliberations on 11 July 2018, which included a review of global progress toward SDG 11 on sustainable cities. Many speakers called for justice, dignity and a human rights-based approach to affordable housing in cities. Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, argued that housing (SDG… Continue Reading »