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Tobacco impedes sustainable development. Through the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 2030 project, UNDP partners with the Convention Secretariat and WHO to support fifteen low- and middle-income countries to strengthen tobacco control in line with the SDGs.

This report articulates UNDP's response to the global land degradation challenge, guided by the strategic vision and approach outlined in our Strategic Plan (2018-2021).

Investments in water and sanitation are a prerequisite to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular on SDG 6 ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

The FAO Land & Water Division launched a new publication and e-learning course on SDG Indicator 6.4.1 - 'Change in water-use efficiency over time'. The new publication, which is the second of a new series of water resources papers on SDG 6.4, is intended to provide suggestions for the interpretation of the indicator 6.4.1.

The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-Caribbean) and the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) have issued a handbook that provides guidance on monitoring progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) in the Caribbean region.

The profile of world poverty is changing dramatically. This briefing paper focuses on one of the most troubling but least explored aspects of that change: a marked increase in the share of global extreme poverty accounted for by children in Africa.

Taking a food systems approach is a promising strategy for improving diets. Implementing such an approach would require the use of a comprehensive set of metrics to characterize food systems, set meaningful goals, track food systems performance, and evaluate the impacts of food systems interventions.

Hunger is on the rise again in the world after a decade of decline. Hunger not only cruelly affects the well-being of people, it also undermines national development prospects of any kind. It erodes human productivity and exists in direct contradiction to the human right to adequate food. But hunger is a scourge that can be eradicated.

The objective of this paper is to contribute to increasing the understanding of African policy-makers on the central role water plays in achieving the SDGs through facts and case studies of Africa and to serve as a call for action to African decision-makers on the importance of water for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs

The Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies released a report on SDG 16+ that summarizes key findings and trends on a set of relevant targets from several SDGs.

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