The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation. Official Development Assistance remained steady but below target, at US$147 billion in 2017. While humanitarian crises brought on by conflict or natural disasters continue to demand more financial resources and aid. Many countries also require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade.
The world is more interconnected than ever. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital for sustainable growth and development.
The goals aim to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation by supporting national plans to achieve all the targets. Promoting international trade, and helping developing countries increase their exports is all part of achieving a universal rules-based and equitable trading system that is fair and open and benefits all.
This Accord calls upon we, the world’s universities and colleges to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into our education, research, leadership, operations, administration and engagement activities. We, the SDG Accord Signatories, recognise: The indivisible and interconnected nature of the universal set of Goals – People, Prosperity, Planet, Partnership, Peace That, as educators, we have a...Read More
World Health Organization (WHO) Representative for the South Pacific and Director Division of Pacific Technical Support, Dr Corinne Capuano, says Universities play a key role in ensuring leaders of tomorrow have the necessary skills and understanding to address the issues of today. Dr Capuano made these comments during the elite 7th Heads of Health (HoH)...Read More
The role of the Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) in facilitating research and discussions has been commended by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete Speaking at the Pacific Health Governance Research Network (PHGRN) Workshop II currently underway in Nadi, the honourable Dr Waqainabete said...Read More