Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

This goal looks at a number of targets that include: to integrate the principles of sustainable development, to reduce biodiversity loss and to improve the lives of people who live in slums.

A girl carries water, northeastern Uganda, March 2007.

  • Africa:  Desertification is Target of Decade of Action, Innovation

    America.gov, 21 September 2010

    The United Nations has designated 2010'2020 as the decade to raise public awareness of the threat posed by worsening drought and human mismanagement of drylands. Meanwhile, farmers ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Growth And Investment Must Touch Lives of the People, Says President Sirleaf

    Liberia Government, 23 September 2010

    On the eve of her address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, September 24, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wednesday, September 22, participated in a number of side ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  A Decade of Living in the Aftermath of Flooding

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 23 September 2010

    It was 10 years ago that a cyclone hit remote rural communities in eastern Zimbabwe destroying much of the basic infrastructure, but in the absence of any reconstruction it may as ... read more »

  • Mali:  Cured Meat As a Cure

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 23 September 2010

    Destocking weak animals has long been considered part of the emergency and recovery response to help pastoralists survive, and protect their livelihoods in droughts, but experts ... read more »

  • Africa:  Expectations Scaled Back for Climate Summit

    Inter Press Service, 17 September 2010

    When, following months of hype, ministers and negotiating teams arrived in Copenhagen last December for a summit on climate change, the expectations for what could be accomplished ... read more »

  • Africa:  Committee Adopts Work Programme Covering Poverty Eradication, Development (press release)

    United Nations, 21 September 2010

    Poverty eradication and other development issues, climate change and the international financial and trade systems were among key topics approved for consideration by the General ... read more »