As business partner, Karsten Weitzenegger supports the Statement on the War in Ukraine of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Members of the SDSN Community. The war in Ukraine threatens not only sustainable development, but the survival of humanity. We call on all nations, operating in
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Here is a very unofficial translation of parts from today’s coalition contract for the Federal government. Do not cite! DARE MORE PROGRESS ALLIANCE FOR FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABILITY COALITION AGREEMENT BETWEEN SPD, BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN AND FDP Foreign, security, defense, development, human rights We will make our foreign,
2 Dec 2021: World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day
2 Dec 2021: World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day presents open access live lectures on Progress towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Hamburg, (–) October 2021 – The World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day (WSDTID), a decade-long global movement that aims to raise and spread awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, represented by the Portuguese Presidency, signed the regulation establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe (NDICI-Global Europe). The regulation entered into force on 14 June 2021. With a new financial instrument for neighbourhood, development and international
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The digital revolution in the world of work impacts all. How does it impact people with disabilities? Which chances and potential barriers does digitalised work bring for disability inclusion? What are the actions to ensure nobody is left behind and the digital divide is closed? The report “An inclusive digital
European Commission: DEVCO becomes DG International Partnerships
Directorate-General (DG) International Cooperation and Development will officially become DG International Partnerships (DG INTPA) on 16 January 2021. The new title, mission statement and structure reflect the important role of international partnerships in shaping a stronger role for the EU globally, in eradicating poverty, advancing towards the Sustainable Development Goals
Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP
An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure. New York, 15 December 2020– The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest crisis facing the world, but unless humans release their grip on nature, it won’t be
The world will remember the UN as success story of the 21st century. Or there won’t be a world that remembers.
UN Survives a World Turned Upside Down UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2020 (IPS) – As the United Nations plans to commemorate its annual UN Day, come October 24, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is presiding over a world body which has remained locked down since last March because of the spreading coronavirus pandemic.
teamGLOBAL 2020 – The world is what you make out of it!
In Germany, teamGLOBAL is a participative and open network of young people and young adults between 16 and 27 years. It offers educational actions on the topic of globalization for young people. The aim is to work together with young people to find out where they encounter globalization in their
Unlocking entrepreneurship opportunities for youth could lower unemployment and bring social benefits
UN report finds youth social entrepreneurship can create jobs and help the most underserved communities The World Youth Report: Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda seeks to contribute to the understanding of how youth social entrepreneurship can both support youth development and help accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. To do
Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode
Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode, Part 1 by Karsten Weitzenegger, updated 7 May 2020 Evaluation can inform global policy decisions during the coronavirus pandemic. However, M&E systems themselves are affected by the current crisis. Here is a quick review of recent literature. This may guide evaluators and managers in
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Global value chains (GVCs) powered the surge of international trade after 1990 and now account for almost half of all trade. This shift enabled an unprecedented economic convergence: poor countries grew rapidly and began to catch up with richer countries. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, however, the growth of