2030 Agenda

Happiness makes for a gender-equal world: UN

“Go and be happy!” it’s not only a trend but a way of life that David Rodriguez of the Marriot International Hotel and style guru Stacy London are calling for.

Marriot says it has put the happiness and well-being of its employees first, making the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

Mr Rodriguez credits this programme with saving his life a few years ago when he contracted leukaemia.

They were panel members at a UN event on Happiness and Gender Equality.

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Making SDGs happen, the “toughest job” for any human being

The “toughest job” for any human being could be turning recently agreed global sustainable development goals into reality.

That’s the assessment of the UN Special Adviser who has been tasked with ensuring that the international community works together towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

World leaders agreed the Agenda’s 17 targets in September last year at UN headquarters in New York.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to Special Adviser, Dr David Nabarro.