While national governments are at the helm of our journey towards a sustainable future, the private sector also plays a vital role in our efforts to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, the successful implementation of these 17 transformative goals, requires us all from governments, civil society, the private sector, to academia, philanthropic organizations and private citizens to work together. It is our blueprint for a better future for our planet and for generations to come.
| || || |Everything that happens, happens somewhere. From deforestation, to urbanization, to gender inequalities, our social situations are conditioned or even determined by geographical circumstances. Satellites, big data analysis and other new technologies allow us to pinpoint statistical data on the map, painting for us an entirely new picture of our world. During the recent meeting of the UN Statistical Commission, Vice President of Mexicos National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) Paloma Merodio explained the new possibilities. | || || |
A High Level Panel on Water consisting of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor has issued a New Agenda for Water Action calling for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular SDG6, can be achieved. This follows a 2-year mandate to find ways to accelerate solutions to the urgent water crisis.