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    Career-Focused Education Delivers More than a Degree

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Saarah Saint had almost everything a young South African needs to be successful: a strong work ethic, professional ambition, and creativity. But the one thing she didn’t yet have—a higher education degree—threatened to derail her plans for a career in advertising. Johannesburg’s Vega School, which prepares its students for careers through “Work-Integrated… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Members Express their Support for Persons with Sickle Cell Anemia

    SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon Network, along with its members Tamer Group and Saudi Airlines Catering, supported persons with Sickle Cell Anemia on social media, in alignment with the International Day for Sickle Cell Anemia on June 19th, 2018.  The post – developed as an infographic – aimed at sharing general information and examples of accommodation services… Continue Reading »

    Blockchain Summit Explores New Technologies’ Potential for SDGs

    INTERNATIONAL: Industry stakeholders representing the “blockchain ecosystem” discussed social innovation, fair and consistent public policy, and responsible guidelines for industry governance, during the first summit on blockchain held on the UN premises. The Blockchain for Impact Global Summit took place on 4 June 2018, in New York, US. Blockchain for Impact (BFI) is a collaborative… Continue Reading »

    DESA Announces 16 Members of High-level Advisory Board

    INTERNATIONAL: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs announced the membership of the UN High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs, which was established following a request from the UN Secretary-General as part of reforms to the UN development system. The 16 members of the HLAB include former heads of state (Ernesto… Continue Reading »

    Oxford County and Eight Municipalities Co-Innovate Using CSDC’s Amanda Platform

    WOODSTOCK, OXFORD COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA:  (June 12, 2018)  Municipal leaders in Oxford County, Ontario, plan to manage and attract growth by leveraging CSDC’s powerful Amanda platform as a shared service. By doing so, they will streamline permitting, inspections and land management operations across eight municipalities to help drive efficiencies and to improve the quality of… Continue Reading »

    Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of ALIMCO’s State-of-the-Art Limb Fitting Center and Auxiliary Production Unit

    NAWADA, FARIDABAD, INDIA: Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar laid the foundation stone for establishment of State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation Center for Fitment of Artificial Limbs and an Auxillary Production Unit of Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) at Village Nawada, Tigaon… Continue Reading »

    Experts Discuss Effective Multi-stakeholder Partnerships Ahead of SDG 17 Review

    INTERNATIONAL: Representatives of governments, the UN system, private sector and civil society exchanged experiences and lessons learned on partnerships, during a preparatory meeting for the review of SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals) at the 2018 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The expert group meeting took place on 12… Continue Reading »

    GAATES Design of Public Spaces Course Re-launched!

    ONTARIO, CANADA: The Global Alliance for Assistive Technology and Environments (GAATES) has re-launched the Design of Public Spaces (DOPS) online course to a new platform housed on the GAATES website at http://courses.gaates.org This accessible online course provides a comprehensive orientation to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public… Continue Reading »

    Co-facilitators Issue Draft Elements for Aligning UNGA, ECOSOC with 2030 Agenda

    NEW YORK, USA: The co-facilitators on aligning UN intergovernmental bodies with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development have proposed continuing the consultation process in the UNGA’s 73rd session, noting that it should ensure that intergovernmental bodies adequately cover the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Goals and targets. The ideas were outlined in a second “food… Continue Reading »