Using Population, Health & Environment Programs To Help Meet the SDG’s

August 10, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

The SDGs Are All About Integration – Good Thing PHE Programs Have Been Doing That for Years

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Last week, the United Nations concluded one of the last negotiations on the road to adopting the Sustainable Development Goals in September. We’ve entered the home stretch of a process that has taken more than two years, bringing governments, civil society organizations, and communities together to define the development goals and targets that UN member states will be expected to aim for over the next 15 years.

 

The result? Seventeen goals and 169 targets, covering everything from global health to urbanization to marine life. While these goals and targets are more or less set, the question of implementation remains open. How are governments going to achieve so many targets? One thing that is clear is that there will need to be more holistic development efforts that cross traditional sectoral boundaries, like health or the environment.

 

As we move from global goal setting to national and local implementation, there is much we can learn from the past. Over the last decade, Pathfinder International, the Sierra Club, PAI, and others have collaborated around a global development approach known as population, health and environment (PHE), an integrated, community-based approach that works to expand access to reproductive and other health care services, improve livelihoods, manage resources, and protect the environment. PHE is a strong reference point for thinking about how to achieve the SDGs.

 

See original/source content: http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2015/08/sdgs-integration-good-phe-programs-years/


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