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[NEWS] Asia Pacific countries ‘making progress on SDGs’

在曼谷開幕的第74屆委員會會議(CS74)上發布的“亞洲及太平洋可持續發展目標2017年進展報告”評估了該區域在實施可持續發展目標方面取得了多大進展,在世界各國領導人於2015年通過17項目標兩年之後。

報告顯示,區域一級在消滅貧窮(目標1),促進健康和福祉(目標3)和實現全民優質教育(目標4)方面取得了令人滿意的進展。

Launched at the 74th Commission session (CS74), which opened in Bangkok, the Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2017 assesses how far the region has progressed in implementation of the SDGs, two years after the 17 goals were adopted by world leaders in 2015.

The report shows that satisfactory progress has been made at the regional level towards eradicating poverty (goal 1), promoting health and well-being (goal 3), and |achieving quality education for all (goal 4).

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[NEWS] UNFCCC Nairobi Work Programme Contributes to Multiple SDGs

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[NEWS] UN deputy secretary-general welcomes Marvi Memon proposal to link SSN with SDGs

Amina J. Mohammed,聯合國(UN)副秘書長,歡迎Benazir收入支持計劃(BISP)Marvi Memon將社會安全網(SSN)與可持續發展目標(SDG)聯繫起來。
在會議上,Amina J. Mohammed提出了一個旨在聯合國系統內社會安全網的制度化的概念,使糧食和安全危機影響的弱勢家庭融入社會。

Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary General Welcomed, Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon’s proposal to link Social Safety Nets (SSN) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the meeting, Ms. Memon proposed a concept aimed at Institutionalization of the Social Safety Nets within UN system for social inclusion of vulnerable families in midst of environmental, food and security crisis.

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[NEWS] WSIS Forum Highlights Critical Role of Information Technologies in Advancing SDGs

在World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)論壇開幕式期間,聯合國秘書長António Guterres說,“連接未連接的(connecting the unconnected) ”對於實現“2030年可持續發展議程”,分享信息和給予所有人發言權至關重要。

論壇展示了信息社會世界峰會和可持續發展目標進程如何在實施層面保持一致,以及如何加強這種協調。

信息社會世界峰會獎(WSIS Prizes)在實施以發展為導向的戰略方面取得了成功,這些戰略利用信息通信技術的力量支持可持續發展目標。

During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum opening ceremony, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said: “connecting the unconnected” is crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and for sharing information and giving all people a voice.

The Forum demonstrated how the WSIS and SDG processes are aligned at the implementation level and how this alignment can be strengthened.

WSIS Prizes recognized success in implementing development-oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs in support of the SDGs.

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[SALE] Data of Singapore Additional Conveyance Duties

Duty Rates for Stamp Duty

Description:

This data provides data of Singapore Additional Conveyance Duties for 2003 to 2017.

It can be used for measuring and understanding Duty Rates for Stamp Duty of Singapore.

Items:

Year, document type, holding period, underlying property definition, duty levied on, duty formula, duty rate

Format:

JSON

Source:

Data.gov.sg

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Update frequency:

Occasionally

Data of Singapore Additional Conveyance Duties

Data of Singapore Additional Conveyance Duties

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Higher Education Institutions in Hong Kong

This layer shows the location of the Higher Education Institutions in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Government”) under the “Data Download” function at http://www.map.gov.hk (“GeoInfo Map”). The source data is converted to Esri File Geodatabase format for sharing and reference purpose.

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This is a data list showing location and name of higher education institutions in Hong Kong. It can be used to research on education in Hong Kong or develop app about higher educaton research for DSE students to make decision.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Higher_Education_Institutions_in_Hong_Kong/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/3758c4d19cca45e987c16e1b9a36100f_0.geojson

Acknowledgement:

Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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Births and Deaths Registries in Hong Kong

Description:

This layer shows the location of the Births and Deaths Registries in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Government”) under the “Data Download” function at http://www.map.gov.hk (“GeoInfo Map”). The source data is converted to Esri File Geodatabase format for sharing and reference purpose.

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Births and Deaths Registries is one of the government facility in Hong Kong. This data can be used to show location of Hong Kong government public facilities.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Births_and_Deaths_Registries_in_Hong_Kong/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/c5791f4f5f9b47e6a36cc8804a7bc21f_0.geojson

Acknowledgement:

Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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Job Centres of Hong Kong

This layer shows the location of the Job Centres in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Government”) and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format.

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This data can be used to search location of job centres to show the available government public service facilities.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Job_Centres/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/9e4d2e89eb8d403d9eea713e9278e581_0.geojson

Acknowledgement:

Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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SDG 1: No Poverty

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After 1990, the extreme poverty rate has been decreased more than half which is an outstanding achievement. However, there are still one in five developing regions still live on less than $1.9 a day, and there are much more who make little more than a daily amount, also many people risk slipping back into poverty.

Poverty is not only talking about the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable living but includes hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision making. Therefore, providing sustainable jobs and promoting equality must be inclusived by economic growth.

There are 7 goals which should be achieved on Goal 1 No Poverty according to the United Nations.

By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, measured as people living on less than $1.90 a day

Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions by 2030.

Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable

Ensure that all men and women, in particular, the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance by 2030.

Build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters by 2030.

Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular, least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions

Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions

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Sample data sets in Hong Kong: SDG1 No Poverty