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Cycle of poverty, inequality must be broken, UN chief says as Decade of Action started – UN, 05 February 2020  

Mr. Guterres continued his push for climate action, as rising ocean temperatures and subsequent ice melt are worsening the crisis…


UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries - UNCTAD, 30 March 2020 

The consequences of a combined health pandemic and a global recession will be catastrophic for many developing countries and halt their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNECE Launches Data Dashboard for 80 SDG Indicators - IISD, 17 March 2020 

The UN Economic Commission for Europe has launched a dashboard of data for 80 "regionally relevant" SDG indicators, drawing from the UN Global SDG Database. The dashboard allows users to see snapshots by country, compare country, and create graphs and maps.


Budget 2020 Sets India on the Path to Meet SDG Targets for Water and Sanitation - The Wire, 27 February  

The water sector in India is highly stressed and steps announced in the budget to address this issue are a welcome step.

Problem With India’s Philanthropy: Maharashtra Gets A Third Of Funds, Jharkhand Just 1% - Bloomberg Quint, 01 March  

Indian philanthropy needs to allocate resources in an equitable manner across all regions of the country, the Dasra-Bain & Company’s India Philanthropy Report 2020 has said.

Niti Aayog for using blockchain to resolve business, governance process inefficiencies - Financial Express, 03 February 
A Niti Aayog discussion paper has made a case for using blockchain technology to resolve business and governance process inefficiencies. The draft discussion paper titled ‘Blockchain: The India Strategy’ suggested that regulatory infrastructure should be put in place for evolving a vibrant blockchain ecosystem.


Punjab Police Traffic Wing to work with IIT Delhi – The Pioneer, 05 February 2020  

Punjab Police traffic wing in collaboration with IIT Delhi would implement the United Nation’s transport and environment related Sustainable Development Goals in the State. a spokesperson of Punjab Police said on Tuesday…

Punjab to challenge regressive stereotypes against women; arterial road in all districts to be reserved only for women and girls - DIPR, 03 March 

In a bid to improve the status of women in society, the Punjab Government, taking a lead in the country, has decided to celebrate the International Women Day in a unique way.

IIT Mandi inks pact with NABARD for setting up 3 FPOs in Himachal Pradesh - Financial Express, 02 March 

EWOK is an initiative of IIT Mandi Women's Center to help rural women set up small enterprises in five panchayats of Kamand, Kataula, Katindhi, Batheri and Navlaya in Mandi by providing them guidance, training and information.

'Beti Bachaao, Beti Padhaao': Are Daughters Really Flourishing? Here Is Truth - The Logical Indian, 04 February 

In her Budget 2020 speech, Nirmala Sitharaman said that "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" has yielded tremendous results. Has it though?

Haryana State Budget 2020-21

Haryana State Budget for the year 2020-21 reflects the Government’s firm commitment to substantially boost investment in Agriculture, Rural Development, Health, Education and Social Justice for comprehensive socio-economic growth of the State.

Capt. Amarinder led Punjab Govt. signs MoA with UNDP for sustainable development goals implementation - DIPR, 21 August 2019

The MoA was signed, in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, by UNDP Resident Representative Ms Shoko Noda and Punjab Government Principal Secretary Planning Jaspal Singh. Under the agreement, a Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC) would be set up in the Planning Department with UNDP’s support.


SDG Advocates Hold Seed Summit Linking Food Security with Seed Diversity - Wangu Mwangi, 19 March 2020 

Emphasizing the interrelated nature of the SDGs, the Seed Summit issued a Call to Action that urges governments to step up efforts to maintain genetic diversity, “including through soundly managed seed and plant banks"


Are We Serious About Achieving the SDGs? A Statistician’s Perspective - Pietro Gennari and Dorian Kalamvrezos Navarro, 14 January 2020

Gaps in global reporting thwart the international community’s ability to take effective action and catalyze the transformative changes required to achieve the 2030 Agenda…

Six Steps Towards A Sustainable, ‘Suposhan Bharat’ - Outlook, 23 March 
Severe malnutrition is a silent emergency which needs to be tackled in mission-mode. POSHAN Abhiyaan of the government presents us with a unique opportunity to combine forces and accelerate our efforts to address the continuing malnutrition. To this end, it is critical to identify, adopt, and implement solutions/ strategies which are cost-effective and scalable.

OECD Interim Outlook Discusses Coronavirus Impacts on Global Economy - Leila Mead, 19 March 
Spread of the virus could result in global growth as low as 1.5% this year, cutting in half the OECD’s 2020 projection from November 2019.The report calls for flexible working situations to keep as many jobs as possible, and implementation of temporary tax and budgetary measures to soften the impact in affected sectors.


The main objective of the report is to provide an overview of the 2020- 21 budget allocations under each SDG and highlight as how various government departments in Haryana are going to deliver expected results in an integrated and coordinated manner. (Read the report here)
The Government of Haryana has introduced the Output-Outcome Framework for the Budget 2020-21. The Output Outcome Framework serves as the foundational step for aligning the state government's public spending, and development and welfare efforts with SDGs. (Read the report here)
The speed at which the economic shockwaves from the pandemic has hit developing countries is dramatic, even in comparison to the 2008 global financial crisis, says a report published on 30 March by UNCTAD, the UN trade and development body. (Read the report here)


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