• Americas

    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 »

    New York City Presents First-ever Voluntary Local Review at HLPF

    NEW YORK, USA: New York City became the first city to present its Voluntary Local Review (VLR) on 11 July 2018. The city’s VLR focuses on the OneNYC strategy released in 2015, highlighting synergies between the strategy and the SDGs. Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, New York City, presented New… Continue Reading »

    2018 M-Enabling Summit Displays Wide Range of Products for Improved Accessibility

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA: M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase held June 11–13 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Washington D.C. is an annual event dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology innovations for users of all abilities.  Previously, it had been the offspring of G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, an… Continue Reading »

    Crawford Technologies Named a Top Information and Communication Company for Eighth Consecutive Year

    TORONTO, ON, CANADA – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announced that it has been included on the Branham300 list of Canada’s top Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies for the eighth year in a row. The listing, published by Branham Group Inc., a global ICT industry analyst and marketing company, is… Continue Reading »

    How LED Lighting Can Help Those With Visual Impairments Navigate The City

    CANADA: Vision loss will increase by 30 percent within the next 10 years in Canada. People with visual impairments risk social isolation as well as less community participation, which is why it’s so important for cities to be more accessible to them. This can be alleviated with the use of LED lighting. LED lighting is growing in popularity. In… Continue Reading »

    Family Care for Children with Disabilities: Practical Guidance for Front-line Workers in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA: World Learning, on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is excited to announce that the Family Care for Children with Disabilities: Practical Guidance for Front-line Workers in Low-and Middle-Income Countries is now publicly available for download from the Better Care Network website. Please click here to access the web page. If you have… Continue Reading »

    Science and Technology – Engines to Spur Action for the Sustainable Development Goals

    NEW YORK, USA: The power of science, technology and innovation to improve the lives of people and to help protect the planet is evident. But in order to drive progress towards the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its vision of leaving no one behind, innovative solutions will need to be pro-poor, equitable, and… Continue Reading »

    ODI Examines ‘Leave No One Behind’ Reflections in VNRs

    INTERNATIONAL: Analysts from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) report that they are encouraged by countries’ engagement with the Voluntary National Review (VNR) process so far, even though the presentations made at the 2016 and 2017 sessions of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), for the most part, only “met minimum requirements for… Continue Reading »