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[NEWS] Canadian City Tracks Well-being against SDGs

報告第四版標題為“我們的城市:可持續發展的掛鉤報告”,評估加拿大溫尼伯在環境,經濟和社會福祉方面的進展。

用於編制報告的數據來自Peg,這是一個2018年6月15日重新啟動的在線社區指標系統(CIS),其指標與可持續發展目標保持一致。

The fourth edition of the report titled, ‘Our City: A Peg Report on Sustainability,’ evaluates progress in Winnipeg, Canada towards environmental, economic and social well-being.

The data used to produce the report was drawn from Peg, an online community indicator system (CIS) relaunched on 15 June 2018, with its indicators aligned to the SDGs.

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[NEWS] Africa-Wide Competition On Innovation For SDGs To Commence In July 2018

加納總統辦公室可持續發展目標諮詢股已與Reach for Change簽署了一項協議,為可持續發展目標(可持續發展目標)的創新發起了非洲範圍的競爭,此後,該競爭已成為Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- 作為可持續發展目標傑出倡導者組的共同主席,阿多的舉措。

該協議於5月24日星期四由總統辦公室可持續發展目標諮詢部的Eugene Owusu博士和阿克拉州議會大廈總統別墅Reach for Change的Amma Lartey簽署。

以“可持續發展目標的非洲創新”為主題,預計將於2018年7月開始的競爭將向早期創新者頒發有助於實現可持續發展目標的想法,推動私營和公共部門對可持續發展目標的支持,以及 增加公眾和主要利益相關方對可持續發展目標的理解和認識。

The SDGs Advisory Unit of the Office of the President of Ghana has signed an agreement with Reach for Change to launch an Africa-Wide competition on innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which has since been one of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s initiatives, on his part as the co-chair of the group of Eminent Advocates for the SDGs.

The agreement was signed on Thursday, May 24 by Dr. Eugene Owusu from the SDGs Advisory Unit of Office of the President and Amma Lartey from Reach for Change at the Presidential Villa, State House in Accra.

With the theme, “Africa Innovates for the SDGs,” the competition which is expected to commence in July 2018, will award early-stage innovators with ideas that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, drive private and public sector support for the SDGs and increase understanding and awareness among the public and key stakeholders about the SDGs.

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[NEWS] Governments Must Prioritize Children’s Right In The Implementation Of SDGs And Development Agendas – CIG

非洲兒童日支持非洲兒童的保護和權利。 它紀念1976年通過大屠殺殺害種族隔離政府而喪生的年輕人的勇氣,當時有超過1萬名索韋托黑人學生為抗議他們的教育質量而進行遊行。

抗議遊行也試圖表明對黑人教育法案的不滿,因為黑人教育法令根據種族分隔學生。 在兩週的抗議活動中被稱為“索韋托起義”,100多名學生遇難,數千人受傷。

1991年,非統組織國家元首和政府首腦大會(現為非洲聯盟)將6月16日定為非洲兒童日。

The Day of the African Child champions the protection and rights of African Children. It commemorates the bravery of the youth who lost their lives through massacre against the Apartheid government in 1976, when over 10,000 black students from Soweto marched in protest of the poor quality of their education.

The protest march also sought to show discontent over the Black Education Act, which segregated students based on their race. During two weeks of protests dubbed the ‘Soweto Uprising’, more than 100 students were killed and thousands more injured.

In 1991, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the then OAU (now African Union) set a side 16th June as the Day of the African Child.

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[NEWS] Recognise and actualise targets of SDG 5 in planning–MCE

Agona West市政首席執行官Justina Marigold Assan夫人要求各國政府認識到可持續發展目標五(SDG 5)在實施發展規劃中的重要性。

然而,她指出,在提供可持續人類住區方面, 性別平等必須與可持續城鎮的實現緊密結合,即目標11。

阿桑太太在歐洲發展日發表講話,這是一個全球夥伴關係,旨在促進和加強城市聯盟在比利時布魯塞爾舉辦的減貧和可持續發展城市的作用。

Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, Agona West Municipal Chief Executive, has entreated governments to recognise the importance of Sustainable Development Goal five (SDG 5) in the actualisation of planning for development.

She, however, noted that within the context of delivering sustainable human settlements; Gender Equality must be strongly integrated into the achievement of Sustainable Cities and Towns, which is, Goal 11.

Mrs Assan was speaking at the European Development Day, a global partnership, established to promote and strengthen the role of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development in Brussels, Belgium organised by Cities Alliance.

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[NEWS] SDGs Youth World Cup

世界杯在俄羅斯舉行時,數十名紐約市兒童將參加由聯合國贊助的全球足球錦標賽青年版。

這是星期六在該城市的蘭德爾斯島公園舉行的活動,由聯合國和聯合國機構在摩納哥聯合特派團的組織下進行組織。

這些團隊包括10到14歲的男孩和女孩參加城市課外活動,他們將代表比利時,法國,德國,摩洛哥,秘魯,韓國,俄羅斯和塞內加爾等八個國家。

While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament.

It’s happening Saturday at the city’s Randalls Island park and is being organized by Monaco’s U.N. mission with help from the U.N. and city agencies.

The teams include 10-to-14-year-old boys and girls in city afterschool programs who will “represent” eight countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Morocco, Peru, South Korea, Russia and Senegal.

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[NEWS] Sustainable Land Management, the Formula to Combat Desertification

可持續土地管理(SLM)和自然保護是指以不同成分代表對抗土壤退化的基礎,慶祝世界防治荒漠化日(WDCD)的參與者於6月17日在厄瓜多爾達成一致。

主題是“土地具有真正的價值”。 投資於它“,這是一個拉美國家首次舉辦世界日慶祝活動,位於厄瓜多爾世界城市中心,這個國家在可持續土壤管理舉措中脫穎而出。

Sustainable land management (SLM) and conservation are the recipes that with different ingredients represent the basis for combating soil degradation, participants in the event to celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD)agreed on Jun. 17 in Ecuador.

Under the theme “Land has true value. Invest in it,” a Latin American country hosted for the first time the celebration of the World Day, in the Middle of the World City, Ecuador, a country that stands out for sustainable soil management initiatives.

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[NEWS] IMO Supports Implementing UN SDGS

這是IMO支持實現聯合國可持續發展目標(SDGs)和2030年可持續發展議程的一種方式。

正在舉行其第六十八屆會議(6月18日至20日)的技術合作委員會將更新關於海事組織關鍵能力建設方案,包括婦女參與海運方案和協助會員國製定國家海運政策。

This is one way in which IMO supports the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Technical Cooperation Committee, which is meeting for its 68th session (18-20 June), will be updated on key IMO capacity-building programmes, including the women in maritime programme and assistance to Member States to develop National Maritime Transport Policies.

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[NEWS] Episcopal Relief & Development Responding to Volcano Eruption in Hawaii

主教救濟與發展(https://www.episcopalrelief.org/)與夏威夷主教管區(http://www.episcopalhawaii.org/)和希洛聖使徒教會合作,在5月3日,基拉韋厄火山在夏威夷的大島首次爆發。從火山噴出的熔岩消滅了數百個房屋。數千人被迫撤離,其中包括位於疏散區北部半小時的聖使徒教堂的一些成員。

6月6日星期三,基拉韋厄峰會爆發,引發5.4級地震。主教救濟和發展部門的支持為住在緊急避難所的撤離人員提供洗衣服務,並為受影響地區的學校提供9台空氣淨化器。普納地區的空氣質量因爆發中的二氧化硫而惡化。地方當局一直在分發麵罩以防灰,但面罩不能防止蒸汽和氣體。因此,需要空氣淨化器,特別是在學校。

Episcopal Relief & Development (https://www.episcopalrelief.org/) is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii (http://www.episcopalhawaii.org/) and Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo to provide emergency assistance after the Kilauea volcano first erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 3. Lava flows from the volcano wiped out hundreds of homes. Thousands were forced to evacuate, including some members of Church of the Holy Apostles which is located about a half-hour north of the evacuation zone.

An eruption at Kilauea summit jolted the area on Wednesday, June 6 with the force of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake. Episcopal Relief & Development’s support is providing laundry services for evacuees staying in emergency shelters and nine air purifiers for schools in impacted areas. Air quality in the Puna District has worsened due to sulfur dioxide from the eruption. Local authorities have been distributing masks to shield from the ash, but the masks do not protect against vapors and gases. As a result, air purifiers are needed, especially in schools.

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[NEWS] What are You Eating Today?

今天是可持續的美食日,並且是一個擁抱對地球有益的飲食習慣的場合。

全球認為,在當地就餐是全球公民在購物時應該考慮的重要信息之一。

“大會,聯合國教育,科學及文化組織(教科文組織)和糧食及農業組織(糧農組織)致力於與會員國,聯合國組織和其他國際和區域機構合作,促進可持續美食日的舉辦 ,以及民間社會,觀察這一天,提高公眾對可持續發展貢獻的認識,“專門的聯合國網站透露。

Today is Sustainable Gastronomy Day and an occasion to embrace eating habits that are good for the planet.

Think globally, eat locally is one of the big messages citizens worldwide are being encouraged to think about when they go shopping.

“The General Assembly, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) work to facilitate the observance of Sustainable Gastronomy Day, in collaboration with Member States, UN organisations and other international and regional bodies, as well as civil society, to observe the Day in raising public awareness of its contribution to sustainable development,” the dedicated UN website reveal.

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[NEWS] BAT Wins AREA Awards for Green Leadership

英美煙草公司(英美煙草公司)孟加拉國榮獲國際榮譽獎,2018年亞洲責任企業獎(AREA),其企業社會責任倡議Deepto在綠色領導類下。

該獎項最近在菲律賓馬尼拉舉行的國際企業社會責任峰會2018上交出。 英美煙草孟加拉國法律和外部事務部負責人Mubina Asaf代表該公司收到該獎項。

2011年啟動的Deepto是利用可再生能源為山區地區的離網區域帶來電力的經濟實惠方式。 迄今為止,已經安裝了2,064套太陽能住宅系統,覆蓋了Bandarban,Khagrachari和Rangamati地區的23個村莊,首次向12,000多人提供電力。 Deepto改變了受益者的社會和經濟狀況,並顯著改善了他們的生活。

British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh received international accolade, the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award 2018 (AREA) for its CSR initiative Deepto under Green Leadership category.

The award was handed over at the International CSR Summit 2018 held in Manila, Philippines recently. Mubina Asaf, Head of Legal & External Affairs, BAT Bangladesh received the award on behalf of the company, said a press release.

Incepted in 2011, Deepto is an affordable approach to utilize renewable energy to bring electricity in the off-grid areas in hill tract areas. Until now 2,064 solar home systems have been installed covering 23 villages of Bandarban, Khagrachari and Rangamati districts to provide electricity for the first time to more than 12,000 people. Deepto has changed the social and the economic condition of the beneficiaries and has improved their livelihood significantly.

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