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A summer of saving lives - lifeguarding in Gaza

For Gaza’s lifeguards, work is more than a livelihood; it is about providing a safe space for relief – a summer snapshot.  


Innovative finance for the Maldives’ sustainable development

Graduating to middle-income status in 2011, how can the Maldives source its SDG finance? Islamic finance, blended finance and blue economy provide an opportunity  


Investing in youth in Sierra Leone

The annual Social Good Summit inspires young entrepreneurs to solve local development challenges  


ABS is Genetic Resources for Sustainable Development

This publication illustrates the impact of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) and national ABS laws/policies on the achievement of the SDGs.  


Is inclusive smarter than smart?

Concepts of Open Data/Gov and Smart Cities have gained traction in past years, but now raise the question 'smart for who?'  


Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser

In 2010 fewer than one in five Kenyans had electricity. Now some 60 percent do—thanks mostly to geothermal power from the East African Rift.  


Show me the money

In part 2 we look into innovative financing mechanisms that can be used to direct investment towards sustainable Blue Economy  


UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner Concluded His First Official Visit to China

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner made his first official visit to China, from October 29 to November 3, to hold high-level discussions on UNDP’s strategic…  


Finance, partnerships and innovation: Large ocean states pave the way to the 2030 Agenda

The recent review of the Samoa Pathway unraveled exciting partnerships, innovative finance mechanism and stronger collaboration  


Piecing together resilient cities

By 2030, 60% of people will make cities their home, coupled with the growing challenges ahead of us, we asked – how should future cities look like?  

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