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The UN at 70 - over the hill or still in its prime? UN

Five challenges for the UN in 2015

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Like all anniversaries, this is an occasion for profound reflection. To put it politely, the list of global challenges that the UN…
The future of company reporting is largely being shaped by the big four accounting firms. Alf Storm/Flickr

Big accounting firms taking the lead on sustainable development

Accountants around the world are currently considering how the organisations they work for can meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. As experts in measurement and data controls, analysis, reporting…
Why don’t the new draft Sustainable Development Goals mention culture? Ron SdotC/Flickr

To have sustainable development, we need to consider culture

At the end of July draft Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were released by the United Nations-appointed Open Working Group. Those of us hoping to see culture identified as part of those goals were…
Burkina Faso has put culture - such as film production and festivals - at the heart of its sustainability strategy. EPA

Real sustainable development requires change through culture

Next up on the global development agenda: the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). The UN hopes the goals will form a framework of rules and ideals that can influence development plans and actions…

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