The BAA is truly a unique environment where arts and academics are intertwined, and we have worked to design a facility that supports their process and expresses their values. The state of the current facility, which was originally constructed in the s as a post office warehouse, limited the school's ability to carry out its unique arts and academic program and serve as the only audition-based arts high school in BPS. A year-long feasibility study, undertaken by Perkins Eastman and Wilson Butler Architects, determined that the school needed to enhance and improve learning spaces, studios, and performance venues to better support the transition from arts student to artist. Situated on a prominent corner across from historic Fenway Park, the new building has been designed as a beacon for the neighborhood—to communicate to passersby its importance as a learning community.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development Latest blog entries Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies ECOSOC President H. Considering the current global trends that are putting stress on our interconnected societies, economies and environment, such a transformation is urgently needed.
Inequalities within and between countries continue to grow. In many places, individuals or groups confront barriers that prevent them from fully participating in economic, social and political life. The rapid urbanization of the past decades has brought enormous challenges, including growing numbers of slum dwellers, increased air pollution, inadequate basic services and infrastructure, and unplanned urban sprawl.
Creating more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable urban spaces is a priority. Without ensuring access to safe water and sanitation for all and sound management of freshwater ecosystems, the inequality divide will not close and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs will not be achieved.
The advancement of sustainable energy has an equally fundamental role in attaining the SDGs, as it is crucial for eradicating poverty, advancing health, education, water supply and industrialization, and for combating climate change.
To achieve sustainable and resilient societies, we also need to establish strong national frameworks for sustainable consumption and production, sustainable business practices and consumer behavior and adherence to international norms on the management of hazardous chemicals and wastes.
The ecosystem challenges that we face are also numerous, and include the decline in land productivity and the increase in biodiversity loss, poaching and trafficking of wildlife. The Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by Member States in has the potential to address all these challenges, but to do so its business planners and agendas 2016-2017 needs to progress timely and effectively.
Leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first is critical, including by empowering the most marginalized groups and their families so that they can lead decent and productive lives.
Countries, UN system and major groups and other stakeholders alike gather annually at the HLPF to share experiences, challenges and lessons learned in implementing this Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals thus driving and focusing our efforts.
These goals and their interlinkages, including with other international agreements such as the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction, provide an excellent opportunity to look at our economies and societies and to discuss and define strategies and policies that will make our societies more sustainable and resilient, from circular economy to reducing the human ecological footprint.
These VNRs can also serve as important vehicles to strengthen policies and institutions and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the SDG at all levels. I would like to express my deep appreciation to the 48 Countries that have volunteered to present Voluntary National Reviews in I invite everyone to follow this blog series on the High-Level Political Forum.
Intensive preparations for the High-level Political Forum are underway, featuring 48 countries to review progress towards SDGs Mr. A record number of 48 countries will present Voluntary National Reviews VNRs on the status of their implementation of the Agenda to the forum.
The Agenda is owned and driven by countries, and the progress of its implementation depends on national actions. Country-level actions that effectively translate the SDGs to the national level, and engage all sectors of society, are crucial for success.
The HLPF supports such actions by providing a global space where governments, local authorities, civil society, private sector, academia, the scientific and technological community and others can all come together to share and exchange their experiences on implementing the transformative SDGs.
The eight days of the Forum in July, however, are only a culmination of numerous activities by many actors in the months leading up to it.
A number of preparatory meetings will be organized at the national, regional and global levels in the months ahead. At the national level, the VNR process is becoming a consultative and participatory one, engaging multiple stakeholders.
It is expected to rally support and marshal resources for implementation. It is not an end in itself, but it plays an increasingly important role in outreach, in sharing experiences, in identifying gaps and in mobilizing action.
At the regional and global levels, there are similar engagements. A snapshot of general characteristics of early implementation of the Agenda can be found in the Synthesis Report prepared by DESA.
It looks at a range of actions and policy measures relating to implementation, including ownership and involving stakeholders, institutional mechanisms, incorporation of the SDGs into national frameworks, means of implementation and an overview of how countries addressed goals and targets in the VNRs.
As in past years, I am certain that the HLPF will again benefit from active multi-stakeholder engagement throughout the preparatory process.
Please join us in this global gathering for SDGs, in our global effort to leave no one behind. Last August, Sierra Leone had a similar environmental disaster but the death toll was enormous.
Hundreds died when a nighttime mudslide destroyed, without warning, whole neighborhoods in Freetown as torrential rain swept down hillsides stripped bare to provide fuel and farmland for impoverished households. Poverty and Inequality are major obstacles to reducing disaster losses and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
In least developed countries particularly, the inadequacy of the built environment is often exposed by major disasters and underlines the importance of taking specific steps to upgrade slums which house more than million people and turn them into sustainable cities and towns with thriving communities which are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Economic losses ensuing from disasters devour a much greater proportion of GDP in countries at the lower end of the Human Development Index than among those at the top despite the great difference in terms of absolute economic losses.The theme of the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development will be "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.” In the lead-up to the Forum, weekly blogs by representatives of Member States, UN system, and major groups and other stakeholders will be featured on this page to present various perspectives on this theme.
Welcome to Norfolk County Planning! Norfolk County is responsible for both current development and long-term policy projects in the County. The theme of the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development will be "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.” In the lead-up to the Forum, weekly blogs by representatives of Member States, UN system, and major groups and other stakeholders will be featured on this page to present various perspectives on this theme.
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