Sustainable Development Action NetworksAction Networks - action-oriented communities where stakeholders may collaborate and share information on certain sustainable development topics – are meant to catalyze actions among all stakeholders and their networks to implement concrete policies, plans, programmes, projects in support of the objectives of the network. If you wish to contribute and register your initiative in support of any of the below Action Networks, please Sign in to your account. Once signed in, visit any of the below Action Network pages and click Contribute, or click Voluntary initiatives->Register initiative from your Account page.
Small Island Developing States
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held in Apia, Samoa, in 2014. It will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.
The Secretary General has made transport one of the six building blocks for sustainable development In the Five Year Action Agenda for his second term and announced his intention to convene aviation, marine, ferry, rail, road and urban public transport providers, along with Governments and investors, to develop and take action on recommendations for more sustainable transport systems that can address rising congestion and pollution worldwide, particularly in urban areas
Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. Cities can promote economically, socially and environmentally sustainable societies if we adopt a holistic approach to urban development that ensure universal access to basic services, housing and mobility. Urban planning, transport systems, water, sanitation, waste management, disaster risk reduction, access to information, education and capacity-building are all relevant issues to be addressed.
Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
The Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) is an initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General that brings key actors to the table to make sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030. The initiative is collecting Commitments through its dedicated website, available at http://www.sustainableenergyforall.org/.
The United Nations Global Compact, through its dedicated website http://business.un.org/commitments is calling for commitments to action from the private sector in support of UN goals and issues.
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative aims to get institutions of higher education to commit to teach sustainable development concepts, encourage research on sustainable development issues, green their campuses, and support sustainability efforts in their communities. More information at http://www.uncsd2012.org/HEI/.
Every Woman Every Child
Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in September 2010, Every Woman Every Child aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015.