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Managing Chemicals of Concern

“Zero Draft” Outlines Vision, Scope of Future Chemicals and Waste Framework

IP4 delegates welcomed as a “significant achievement” the “Co-Chairs’ Single Consolidated Text,” which includes the vision, scope, principles, and strategic objectives of a future framework. Read

Raising Ambition for Water Action

World Water Week 2022 Emphasizes the Need for Transformative Change

The outcomes of World Water Week 2022 will feed into the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022 and inform the UN 2023 Water Conference. Read

Localizing SDG Implementation

UN Global Compact Unveils Strategy to Maximize China’s Contribution to SDGs

The ‘UN Global Compact China Strategy’ identifies seven areas where China could have a “profound impact” on sustainable development by engaging Chinese stakeholders domestically and engaging Chinese stakeholders to benefit the world. Read

Leaving No One Behind

The Right Policies Can Protect the Workers of Asia and the Pacific

Decent employment for all and an expansion of social protection and healthcare should form the foundations of a strong social contract between the state and its citizens in Asia and the Pacific, urges the ESCAP Executive Director. Read

Towards Transforming Education Summit: Is Acceleration the Right Approach?

Ahead of the Transforming Education Summit, our guest authors from Southern Voice consulted education experts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America about accelerating SDG achievement in education. Read

SDG Ambition Accelerator to Help Companies Usher Transformative Change

The SDG Ambition Accelerator offers companies the opportunity to develop post-COVID-19 strategies that integrate the SDGs and help build more inclusive and sustainable societies where no one is left behind. Read

Number of the Day

Five key takeaways from World Water Week 2022 will help inform Midterm Review of Implementation of the UN Water Decade in 2023. Read


The SDG Knowledge Hub ( is an online resource center for news and commentary regarding the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDG Knowledge Hub was launched in October 2016 and is managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), which is fully responsible for its content. Our team of experts regularly updates the SDG Knowledge Hub and produces the SDG Update, which contains the latest news, original commentary from our experts, and guest articles from key actors. The SDG Knowledge Hub also provides a calendar of upcoming events related to the 2030 Agenda.

Our coverage of the 2030 Agenda pays particular attention to efforts to advance global consensus on strategies for progress, the engagement of communities and stakeholders in implementing the SDGs, emerging challenges in reaching the SDGs and their targets, approaches to managing synergies, co-benefits and trade-offs within the SDG framework, and the quality of follow-up and review of efforts to realize the 2030 Agenda around the world.

Our news and commentary also explore the context for these endeavors: the strength of multilateralism and the fitness of the UN to secure the future envisioned for 2030 and beyond.


IISD gratefully acknowledges the start-up support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for the SDG Knowledge Hub.

Funding for coverage of trade news is provided by UK aid from the UK Government. Additional support for coverage of specific events and news has been provided by the UN Environment Programme and Global Environment Facility, among others.

The Office of the President of the General Assembly contributed to our coverage of specific events in 2017. The European Union contributed to our coverage of specific events in 2017-2019. 


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