A New Year for Sustainable Development and Public Health

A New Year for Sustainable Development and Public Health2016 begins with two historic global agreements shaping sustainable development as never before. Despite the challenges we face, this pairing provides a reason for optimism and a path for the global community to take. It's up to us to hold to that path and realize enormous benefits for the health of populations everywhere.

The first of these agreements is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals — and their 169 targets — aim, in the words of UNDP, "to end poverty, hunger and inequality, take action on climate change and the environment, improve access to health and education, build strong institutions and partnerships, and more."

The second of the two international roadmaps is the Paris Agreement to curb global warming, adopted at the COP21 meetings in December. "The most ambitious climate change agreement in history," according to the White House, which added, "For the first time, all countries commit to putting forward successive and ambitious, nationally determined climate targets and reporting on their progress towards them using a rigorous, standardized process of review."

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About The Project

Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, this 3 year project focuses on deepening the understanding of the international politics of development diplomacy, including the key political drivers that influence and shape development policy internationally and the impact this has on South Africa as an emerging development assistance partner.

Key Themes

This project considers three key areas:

  1. The development of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA);
  2. Trilateral development partnerships; and
  3. Multilateral development cooperation.
Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aims of this project include:

  • improving the understanding of the current transition taking place within multilateral development cooperation in both the geo-political North and South;
  • understanding the role of multilateral development cooperation for South Africa’s foreign policy and international engagement in the short, medium, and long-term;
  • review potential opportunities as well as obstacles in engaging in international development assistance
Contact details
Address:   3rd Floor Robert Sobukwe Building
263 Nana Sita Street
South Africa

PO Box 14349
The Tramshed
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      Telephone:   +2712 337 6082
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