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April 25, 2017

Penn Law partners with the SDG Fund

The University of Pennsylvania Law School and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund have established an agreement to strengthen cooperation and enhance the effectiveness of global development efforts.

April 20, 2017

Setting a sustainable table

Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors for the SDG Fund. Food has always been a central part of our lives. We grew up in our parents’ restaurant and realized early on that the way people experience food – especially how they cook food and preserve culinary traditions – has a direct impact on the fundamental areas of life.

April 4, 2017

Nutrition, income, and gender equality in a legume: the use of Andean lupin (chocho) in Ecuador

During the last few years, Ecuador has researched the properties of Andean Lupin, or “chocho”, and has dedicated part of the national nutrition policies to the conscious expansion of the cultivation toward its great potential for improving the health and the nutritional status of marginalized populations.

April 4, 2017

The struggle for Gender Equality through five women in five SDG Fund programs

Women’s empowerment and gender equality are fundamental to increasing sustainable development. Nevertheless, large obstacles still exist and hinder these objectives: from violence and sexual exploitation to the unfair distribution of unpaid work or discrimination in public decision making.

The graduates during their trainings (Photo: Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i)
April 3, 2017

Organic youth warriors to revolutionize nutrition in Samoa

In Samoa, where warriors play a large role in the communal culture, a group of young women and men, also known as the “Organic Warriors” are producing food through more sustainable techniques. For 12 weeks, young people with scarce job prospects, most of them dropouts from high school, attend the Organic Warrior Academy and start their own organic initiatives.

March 29, 2017

Community dialogue leads to landmark agreement with extractive industry in Kono, Sierra Leone

Kono District has the most productive mineral sector in the country, but revenue was not being invested in local development or in creating jobs. 10 years of conflict and 2013 Ebola’s outbreak made a dent in the region´s prospects. But community members, supported through an SDG Fund project, have succeeded in creating an agreement so that mining can benefit the communities.