SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Realising the potential of Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda to promote and protect Civic Space

In 2015, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 Agenda, it did so in a resolution entitled “Transforming our World”. The resolution reflected the depth and breadth of the ambitions that were encapsulated in the agenda. Governments went further in the Preamble to the resolution by declaring that they were “determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.”

Forest data and transparency: "Zoom" in on Costa Rica’s experience

Costa Rica has made many efforts to monitor and conserve its forests. Since 2015, the Government has been developing a national system for monitoring land cover, land use and ecosystems (SIMOCUTE: Sistema Nacional de Monitoreo de la Cobertura y Uso de la Tierra y Ecosistemas) that facilitates the collection, integration, management, and dissemination of national-scale environmental data and information.

United Nations Virtual Forum on Responsible Business and Human Rights

What is #RBHR2020?

In 2020, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have joined forces to provide further stimulus to the responsible business and human rights discourse in Asia and the Pacific.

Work and Employment for a Sustainable Future

National economies have grown substantially since the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century yet people have not necessarily seen an increase in opportunities to find decent work or earn a decent income. In fact, in some places, the increased productivity and rising profits associated with automation have directly impacted the availability of decent jobs. According to the International Labour Organization, more than 204 million people were unemployed in 2015, and more than 600 million new jobs are needed by 2030 just to keep pace with the growth of the working-age population.

Hard-to-Reach: Applied Research Methods with Hidden, Marginal and Excluded Populations

Focusing on Hard-to-Reach populations, the course provides an introduction to research methods in conducting research, both qualitative and quantitative, on marginal, hidden and excluded population. It will cover research on topics such as migrants; refugees and displaced people; children and adolescents; sex workers; homeless; LGBT; victims of violence, conflicts or trafficking; HIV/AIDS; drug users as well as topics proposed by participants.