Almost a fifth lack access to improved sanitation facilities, such as toilets or latrines. The NDA government may have promised to double farmers' income, but the increase in MSP is strikingly meagre. Against that, measured by the NITI Aayog and the PMO, are the three indicators of maternal, infant and child mortality data. The result: frustrated commuters and a loss of economic productivity.
These investments would prevent about 71 million premature deaths and boost health spending as a proportion of GDP to an average of 6.5%.
Asked to define "non formal education", he said: "In this context, the non-formal is the approach and material used for educating children on the sustainability issue and motivate them to change". But peacebuilding and development are symbiotic, like getting fit: you would not stop smoking for a month, exercise the next month, then eat well the following month ― you would work on all together.
So how do we square the economic imperative of urban development with the many pressures in the world's cities? The task of the United Nations with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development as the spearhead is to support its member states in shaping this evolution to ensure that the 2030 Agenda is realised. Of this already meagre spending, about two-thirds is spent on "primary care".
"Through this partnership, we want to play our part in raising awareness of the development goals set by the UN and ultimately to motivate people to take responsibility and immediate action".
The cost of implementation has been estimated at $3 trillion a year.
"Malaysia also has sustained efforts to supplement dietary needs of children from poor families, raised self-sufficiency levels (SSL), and is now preparing for the impact of climate-related disasters in efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition". Dufry, using a variety of mechanisms from print to digital, has designed creative advertising campaigns and engagement activities to bring home to passengers the importance of the 17 SDGs.
At the macro level, in not having sufficiently managed to diversify the revenue base and foreign exchange sources, the economy remains vulnerable to external shocks particularly the current depressed global oil prices.
The SGI event was partnered by Earth Charter International (ECI) and the Centre for Environment Education (CEE). They follow the Millenium Development Goals, which were a set of eight goals for improving the lives of the world's poorest people with a 2015 deadline. Energy efficiency alone could deliver resource savings worth USD 770 billion by 2030, through retrofitting existing buildings and installing more-efficient technology in new buildings.
A resolution by the European Parliament recently called for the EU to phase out by 2020 the use of vegetable oils in biodiesel, including palm oil, that is allegedly produced in an unsustainable way leading to deforestation.
She added that there could be underreporting, given the challenge of available, accurate, timely and verifiable data in some countries in Africa and across the developing world. Further opportunities exist around the increased use of timber in construction. "With these universal goals, countries are mobilising their efforts in a bid to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change".
Thus, all three aspects - production, storage, and distribution - need to be optimized if India is to feed its ever-growing population. CaPRI and ISD also hope to progress, provided there is adequate funding, towards the development of a business process management system for the SDGs, which will facilitate the automation of the processes involved in data acquisition/ transcription.