The United Nations yesterday announced the addition of more than 400 submissions to a new United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) database focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of efforts for inspiring new action and continued progress on the goals.
The UN DESA database highlights SDG-related success stories or good practices from UN Member States, the UN system, and stakeholders. More than 600 submissions were sent in, with 400 good practices catalogued after review by an interagency expert panel, the agency said in its announcement about the project. More practices are anticipated to be added over time.
The UN DESA site also includes a list of the many partnerships that are focused on fostering progress and success in achieving the SDGs. For example, the site lists the SDG Accord, an effort by colleges and universities; Business for 2030, which focuses on business efforts past and present; and Every Woman Every Child, an initiative which emphasizes healthy and empowered women, children, and adolescents, among many others.