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New User Organizations: AfDB and IDB

​UNICC is pleased to announce that the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are new User Organizations. UNICC’s Business Relationship Manager for AfDB is Prado Nieto; for IDB it is Elena Sierra.

The African Development Bank (AfDB), with headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, works to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), contributing to poverty reduction. The Bank Group achieves this objective by:

  • Mobilizing and allocating resources for investment in regional member countries (RMCs)
  • Providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), located in Washington, D.C., works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Its aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.

The IDB prioritizes social inclusion and equality; productivity and innovation; and regional economic integration in its development work across Latin America and the Caribbean. In doing so, it addresses the cross-cutting issues of gender equality and diversity; climate change and environmental sustainability; and institutional capacity and the rule of law.

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UNICC is Now a Contributing Organization in UN Geneva Perception Change Project’s SDG Mapping Initiative

In the spirit of transparency and partnerships to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNICC has shared its SDGs alignments with the International Geneva Perception Change Project’s SDG Mapping initiative. The initiative’s goal is to communicate more broadly contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from contributing organizations.

The portal’s mapping tool shows how organizational experience in digital technologies, collaborative innovation and shared delivery platforms, helps organizations to accelerate their collective rate of achievement on the SDGs. Below is a view of those providing their operational expertise in the field, in support of SDG 9, to sustain industry, innovation and infrastructure.

Launched in 2014, the Perception Change Project’s SDGs Mapping initiative maps ten types of organizational expertise to each of the 17 SDGs. Contributors must analyze their initiatives and identify specific applications of their core competencies to each SDG. The project portal features an SDGs visualization tool so that site visitors can see which organizations are applying different types of expertise to each SDG.

The ten core competences are: norms and standard setting; legal framework and support; capacity building and training; research and collection of data; policy formulation; outreach, advocacy and communication; data analysis, harmonization and statistics; operations in field; and financing.

 

Because data submitted includes hyperlinks accessible to the public, UNICC included only initiatives reported on UNICC’s public website. And so, while UNICC is making great strides across the SDGs directly and indirectly through its work internally and with its Clients and Partner Organizations, the Perception Change Project reveals only a slice of these strong efforts.

Other contributing agencies include Africa 21, European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), FAO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), Green Cross International, ICT4Peace, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), ILO, IOM, ITU, ITC, IUCN, Kofi Annan Foundation, Make Mothers Matter (MMM), OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECE, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNCTAD, UNITAR, UN OCHA, UNFPA, UNRISD, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, World Wildlife Federation (WWF) and others.

UNICC is proud to be among these organizations to move the needle, demonstrate commitments to individual SDGs and accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

Please come back and check on our progress from time to time at the UNICC and the SDGs web page.