World Water Day 2017: Waste Not, Want Not

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Beginning in 1993, the United Nations has designated March 22 every year as World Water Day. The goal of this designation is to bring global awareness and action to the growing water crisis that is plaguing the world. Less than 3% of the water on Earth is potable, and much of that 3% is trapped […]

Global Partnerships Week: An Endeavor in Sustainability

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Last week, March 6-12, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the annual Global Partnerships Week (GPW) at the United States Institute of Peace. The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships within the State Department partnered with the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID, Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab to celebrate the collaboration […]

A Renewed Fight Against FGM

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Yesterday, February 6, 2017, was the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, female genital mutilation (FGM) is characterized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as, “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female […]

Give Me 5 Activities: the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development

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Give Me 5 Special Report The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY (O1-26-2017) “Interfaith Partnerships for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”     The Give Me 5 Campaign was proud to be in attendance and a co-organizer along with other leading Sponsors including the UN Secretary General’s TOGETHER Campaign of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY […]

We Already Have Your 17 Resolutions for 2017

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In the past year and several months since the Sustainable Development Goals were first introduced in September 2015, the international community has seen advances in all of the target areas of the goals. Any positive change, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is a step towards achieving the new sustainable agenda put forth by the United […]

UNGA 71: Partnerships for Small Island Nations to Advance SDGs

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The 71st session of the UNGA currently underway at the United Nations Headquarters is focusing heavily on the Sustainable Development Goals, and creating a dialogue surrounding their imminent achievement. One of the outcomes from these conversations is the importance of furthering sustainable development in small developing island states (SIDS), who are at a greater risk […]

Fast Fashion: A Disappearing Trend

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The notion of sustainability cannot be separated from industry. Industrial agriculture, manufacturing, forestry, services, and renewable industries can all be connected to sustainability in a way that either reflects it or antagonizes it. The textile industry is no exception. Eileen Fisher, the designer of an apparel company under the same name, has stated that the […]