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Eradicating poverty and transforming economies through sustainable development »

The UN High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda has presented an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.

Applications invited for 2013 SEED Awards »

The 2013 SEED Awards offer innovative and inspiring social and environmental entrepreneurs in emerging economies, developing and least developed countries the chance to win a tailor-made support package to help expand their business.

UN Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South »

The United Nations Development Programme's 21st Human Development Report, The Rise of the South, explores growth in the leading economies of the global south, its impact and what it means for the future.

Turning the tide: how the EU is using water to save lives and feed the population »

Marking World Water Week, running from the 26 to 31 August, Europe's Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs issued a statement on the EU's commitment to water and sanitation projects, for drinking, hygiene and food production.

Olympic hunger summit seeks legacy for children around the world »

On the day of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics Prime Minister David Cameron and Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer hosted a high-level meeting to encourage a global drive to boost nutrition.

Rio+20: a development economist’s perspective »

Hannah Ryder, senior economist at DFID, the Department for International Development, looks ahead to Rio+20 and considers emerging "GDP+" proposals for a more holistic approach to measuring economies.

Ashden Awards 2012 invite applications »

Aiming to identify and promote sustainable energy solutions in the UK and developing world, and to inspire others to adopt winning approaches, The Ashden Awards are open to applications for three award schemes in 2012.

Applications invited for 2011 SEED Awards »

Social and environmental entrepreneurs who can demonstrate innovation, leadership and sustainability have the chance to win expert assistance and support for their sustainable development initiatives in the 2011 SEED Awards.

7 Billion Actions: a global movement for all humanity »

On World Population Day 2011 the United Nations Population Fund has launched the 7 Billion Actions campaign, “a global movement for all humanity”, showcasing the stories of individuals and organisations making a difference.

Towards a Green Economy »

In a new report, the UN Environment Programme sets out the economic and social case for investing two per cent of global GDP to kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient green economy.