24 April 2014
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Over a decade of putting sustainable tourism initiatives into action

In 2012, the heads of State and Government and high level representatives met at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where they renewed their commitment to sustainable development and to ensure the promotion of economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for our planet and for present and future generations.

Daily development interviewed H.E. Ms. Dho Young-shim, Chairperson of the UN World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation, to see how tourism contributes to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the sustainable development and what other cross-cutting aspects are being addressed in ST-EP activities at the same time.

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23 April 2014
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Asgard's fire

Thorium, an element named after the Norse god of thunder, may soon contribute to the world’s electricity supply.

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22 April 2014
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UN Climate Report Charts Ways to Halt Global Warming

Just a few decades remain to halt global warming and head off its most catastrophic effects, says a new United Nations report that offers a sweeping menu of climate change fixes that would require global cooperation to implement.

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17 April 2014
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SAVING LIVES WITH EDUCATION

Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education, has spent much of her career working to bring opportunity to underserved countries, markets and people. From 2001 to 2009, she worked in the health sector to find innovative financing to ensure that every child receives the adequate vaccinations needed to lead a healthy life. In today’s piece for Daily Development, she tells us about how education can affect children’s health.

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16 April 2014
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Quality Education for Sustainable Development

Quality education should be a cornerstone of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a recent brief from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. Traditionally, development agendas for education have focused on increasing access and attainment; for example the MDG on education aimed to achieve universal primary education.

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15 April 2014
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SKATEISTAN: PROMOTING SKATEBOARDING AND EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN AND CAMBODIA

Skateistan uses skateboarding to engage hard-to-reach young people (age 5–18) in Afghanistan and Cambodia to promote education. Daily Development catches up with founder and Executive Director Oliver Percovich to learn more.

Credit: Skateistan

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14 April 2014
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PARTNERSHIPS ARE GREATER THAN THE SUM OF THEIR PARTS

This week Daily Development will look at education in the developing world. Tomorrow we have an interview with Oliver Percovich, the founder and Executive Director of Skateistan, an exciting programme working in Afghanistan and Cambodia using the hook of skateboarding to connect kids, especially girls and working children, with education. On Thursday Alice Albright of the Global Partnership for Education talks to us about saving lives though education, while today we hear about the role of partnerships in the post-2015 agenda, especially partnerships for education.

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14 April 2014
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DIALOGUES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

As part of the continuing post-2015 dialogue, the UN development system is creating space and opportunities for interested groups and individuals to contribute specific ideas and proposals for the implementation of the post-2015 agenda in their countries and at a global level.

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