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Sustainable Development Goals: What We Need to Know

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Now that when the historic new Sustainable Development Agenda unanimously adopted by 193 UN Member countries during 70th Annual meeting of UN General Assembly on 25th to 27th September, 2015 in New York, USA, it is befitting to find out more about the 17 initiatives that could transform the world by 2030.

What are the sustainable development goals?
The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years.
The SDGs follow and expand on the millennium development goals (MDGs), which were agreed by governments in 2001 and are due to expire at the end of this year.
Why do we need another set of goals? There is broad agreement that, while the MDGs provided a focal point for governments – a framework around which they could develop policies and overseas aid programmes designed to end poverty and improve the lives of poor people – as well…

Sustainable Development Goals for Globle Development

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From 2000 to 2015, the international development agenda was centered on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which encompasses eight globally agreed goals in the areas of poverty alleviation, education, gender equality and empowerment of women, child and maternal health, environmental sustainability, reducing HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases, and building a global partnership for development.

After completing the largest consultation in its history of UN, more than 150 world leaders are attending the UN Sustainable Development Summit at UN headquarters in New York from 25th to 27th September, 2015 to replace MGDs by formally adopting an ambitious new sustainable development agenda comprising 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things for all the humanity during next 15 years. These include end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change. This momentous agenda will serve as the launch pad for action by the international community and by national gove…

Change Your Attitude to Change Your Destiny

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The Story of an EAGLE:

The Eagle has the longest life-span of its species. It can live upto 70 years.

But to reach this age, the eagle must make a very difficult decision!

In its 40th year, the eagle's long and flexible Talons can no longer grab a prey which serves as food.

Its long and sharp beak becomes bent.
Its old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, stick to its chest and make it difficult to fly.

Then, the eagle is left with only two options: DIE or go through a painful process of CHANGE!

This process lasts for 150 days (5 months)

The process requires the eagle to fly to a mountain top and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out.

Then the eagle will wait for the new beak to grow back after which it will pluck out its talons. When its talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old aged feathers.

And after this the eagle takes its famous flight of rebirth and LIVES for 30 more years!!

Why is Change needed???

I…

How to Identify and Write Success Stories to Show Your Developmental Results

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Developmental results are measurable changes in knowledge, skills, motivation, behavior, decision making, practices, policies, social action, social, economic and environmental conditions that derive from a cause-and-effect relationship. There are three types of such changes (intended or unintended, positive or negative and direct & indirect) that can be set in motion by a development intervention – outputs, outcomes and impacts.

To show the developmental results we are using different  knowledge tools and techniques in international development and humanitarian sector. Case Studies, Success Stories, Lesson Learnt and Best Practices are prominent amoung them. 
In today's blog i would love to write about Success Stories. So that you will better be able to show your developmental results in your targeted areas in the wider interest of your own organization, targeted communities, partners and donor agencies.  
What is a Success Story? 
A success story shows an organization or indi…