The spiritual grandchild of the Rio Earth Summit agreement of 23 years ago, the universal climate agreement (UCA), is the world's best chance to limit global temperature increase to two degrees Celsius. The universal hope is that it will be adopted at the global climate change summit in Paris, France, in December 2015.
Corruption is an issue that people all around the world care about—more than 5 million voters in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) global My World survey ranked “honest and responsive governments” among their top four priorities for development in the post-2015 period.
UNDP works on anticorruption in more than 100 countries, including under its Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN). Anne Marie Sloth Carlsen is UNDP’s Seoul Policy Centre’s Director and spoke to Daily Development on corruption’s impact on development.
Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable is the focus of SDG 11. Today, Daily Development speaks to Rafael Tuts of UN-Habitat, the United Nation’s agency focused on sustainable urban development, to better understand some of the key issues at the centre of the urban development debate in the post-2015 context.
The Millennium Development Goal target on sanitation is one of the most off-track. Today, four out of 10 people do not use an improved sanitation facility as currently defined—1 billion people defecate in the open. And to make matters worse, around 90% of wastewater in developing countries is released untreated into the environment. So what we have there is open defecation one step removed.