SDG Update – 11 July 2018

POLICY BRIEFS Monthly Forecast July 2018: HLPF and SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17 Content Editors, SDG Knowledge Hub For those following policy related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as we at the SDG Knowledge Hub do, July has become the month we wait for each …

SDG Update – 10 July 2018

FEATURED HLPF Reviews SDG 6, Calling for Greater Efficiency of Water Use 9 July 2018: The UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is underway at UN Headquarters in New York, US. On the first day, governments began an “in-depth review” of selected SDGs, with a session on global …

GRACE Notes – Fighting Factory Farms

Fighting Factory Farms in North Carolina In North Carolina, a state where at least 9 million hogs are raised in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), lagoons full of fecal waste are causing major problems for the neighbors. North Carolinians have been taking action to fight these CAFOs and the giant …

An Electronic Silent Spring – July 2018 Newsletter from Katie Singer

Statement for the United Nations’ July, 2018 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development    To be presented by Katie Singer  www.electronicsilentspring.com The Internet’s unintended consequences Internet service has become necessary for family connectedness and educational and economic opportunities. The Internet is the largest thing that humanity has built, yet …

US Opposes Breast Feeding at WHO

“Ethical Markets shares the disgust of health officials worldwide at this US opposition to breast-feeding at the behest of corporate lobbying.  With thanks to our colleague Roberto Savio, editor of OTHER NEWS. ~Hazel Henderson, Editor” U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials A Brooklyn mother unable to nurse …