Tag: SDGs

South-South cooperation lauded for achieving SDGs: COMSATS’ Forum

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COMSATS is striving for South-South cooperation, and aiming to establish new science and technology Centres of Excellence in COMSATS member states, as well as working to grow the Network’s prospects to the North for sustainable development. The organization is targeting to achieve at least 50 members in next four years”, stated by Executive Director COMSATS, […]…Read More

Speakers term successful implementation on health related SDGs key to improve health services

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Islamabad: strengthening institutional networks and capacities would play key role in successful implementation of health related SDGs. The failure in achieving MDGs should be taken as lesson learned opportunity and hence, to be forward looking by identifying and redressing the gaps in implementation so that health services could be improved across Pakistan.     . The speakers […]…Read More

Role of ICT in achieving SDGs

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article image IN FEBRUARY 2016, Pakistan’s parliament did what it had never done before. It became one of the world’s first parliaments to formally adopt United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the nation’s development agenda. Seventeen SDGs had recently been formulated by the UN, to be achieved within one generation (till 2030). Similar goals were agreed to by all the UN member states in 2000 too. They were then called Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). But our…Read More

SDGs part of Pakistan development agenda

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article image ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Zahid Hamid has said that Pakistan is fully committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. Addressing the inaugural session of a two-day National Roundtable conference on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) National Action Plan the federal minister said, "On February 19, Pakistan registered a history and became the first country in the world whose National Assembly passed a…Read More

ICT indicators key enablers to achieve multiple SDGs

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article image ISLAMABAD-Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman Khan said that ICT indicators can help monitor achievements in other areas included in the SDGs, such as poverty reduction, education and economic growth. She expressed these views while addressing Pakistan ICT Indicators Symposium’ under the theme of "Multi-stakeholder Engagement to Highlight the need of ICT Data Reporting" here on Monday. The minister said it is imperative to mention…Read More

Think-tanks sign MoU for policy research on SDGs

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and Sustainable Development Centre (SDC) for collaboration in research, publications, training and policy seminars vis-a-vis development studies, especially the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for Pakistan. According to the press release, the signing ceremony took place in the first meeting of the ad-hoc committee of the newly formed Pakistan…Read More

Paris climate change deal to help ensure meet SDGs: Expert

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has better chances of economic growth by adapting to the Paris agreement on climate change, rather than going against the current, Dr Tariq Banuri, professor of economics at the University of Utah, USA, said. He was recently giving a talk on sustainable development goals (SDGs) in post-Paris agreement at the SDPI in Islamabad. "If we do not adopt now, it would become difficult to get any assistance in face of climate related disasters," he said…Read More

Anusha urges consensus on global agenda for use of ICTs to achieve SDGs

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman Khan has emphasized the need for global policy consensus to maximize the utility of ICTs for achieving the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She said this while recently delivering her policy statement at the UN General Assembly high level meeting in New York. The meeting was arranged to review the achievements of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) over the past decade. "Today we…Read More

SDGs cell set up at education ministry

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Baligh Ur Rehman on Tuesday made a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cell in the Ministry of Education. Minister of State promised to meet these objectives inside of the given timeframe, while marking the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNICEF as of late, said a news discharge on Tuesday. The Minister suggested Joint Educational Advisor as the head and Deputy Secretary Education as the representative…Read More

Intl varsities cooperation in S&T is pertinent to achieve SDGs: Dr Ashraf

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article image Sidra Cheema Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Lanzhou University, China have scripted a new chapter of cooperation in order to fortify the SandT endeavors by supplementing each other through various programmes. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was formally signed by executives of both the organizations. Lanzhou University delegation is on visit of Pakistan and has affirmed support to Pakistan’s academia and industry. Chairman PSF, Dr Muhammad Ashraf commented on…Read More