Review of Targets for the SDGs: The Science Perspective (2015)

The SDGs offer a "major improvement" over their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, this report by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) finds that of the 169 targets beneath the 17 draft goals, just 29% are well defined and based on the latest scientific evidence, while 54% need more work and 17% are weak or non-essential.

ESD Resolution adopted at the 2nd committee of the UN General Assembly

On 13 November, the 2nd committee of the General Assembly adopted a resolution on "Follow up to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014): Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development" (A/C.2/69/L.16) that acknowledges the GAP as a follow-up to the ESD Decade and invites UNESCO to continue its leading role in coordinating its implementation.

Call for Nomination 2015-2017; UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

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UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and West Asia. Additionally, the board includes one youth observer representing young people with disabilities and two observer members (one youth representative from informal settlements and one external advisor), appointed by UN-Habitat.

Call for Young People to Lead Development.

Dear All,

Restless Development is launching The Big Conversation to find out what changes are needed to enable young people to take up this leadership role.

This is your chance to tell the world how young people can tackle the issues that affect us all most. Simply answer the three questions below to take part. The survey is available here:

Thank you. Usman