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A new publication by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, “75 Milestones in international cooperation”, chronicles pivotal moments that shaped the history of the United Nations and our world in the last 75 years. The Library’s selection tracks the history of the creation of the United Nations in 1945 and traverses until the UN’s call for global unity to fight COVID-19 in 2020. It highlights the context of historical occasions that have influenced international relations and led to remarkable changes in the lives of the people around the world.
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From Summits to Solutions : innovations in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals by Raj Desai (Editor); Hiroshi Kato (Editor); Homi Kharas (Editor); John W. McArthur (Editor)A positive agenda for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 All 193 member nations of the United Nations agreed in September 2015 to adopt a set of seventeen "Sustainable Development Goals," to be achieved by 2030. Each of the goals--in such areas as education and health care --is laudable in and of itself, and governments and organizations are working hard on them. But so far there is no overall, positive agenda of what new things need to be done to ensure the goals are achieved across all nations. In a search of fresh approaches to the longstanding problems targeted by the Sustainable Development Goals, the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings mounted a collaborative research effort to advance implementation of Agenda 2030. This edited volume is the product of that effort. The book approaches the UN's goals through three broad lenses. The first considers new approaches to capturing value. Examples include Nigeria's first green bonds, practical methods to expand women's economic opportunities, benchmarking to reflect business contributions to achieving the goals, new incentives for investment in infrastructure, and educational systems that promote cross-sector problem solving. The second lens entails new approaches to targeting places, including oceans, rural areas, fast-growing developing cities, and the interlocking challenge of data systems, including geospatial information generated by satellites. The third lens focuses on updating governance, broadly defined. Issues include how civil society can align with the SDG challenge; how an advanced economy like Canada can approach the goals at home and abroad; what needs to be done to foster new approaches for managing the global commons; and how can multilateral institutions for health and development finance evolve.