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The new agenda is people-centred, universal, transformative and integrated. It calls for action by all countries for all people over the next 15 years in five areas of critical importance: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The agenda recognises that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with a plan that builds economic growth and addresses a range of social needs, while tackling climate change.

The Sustainable Development Agenda will then officially be adopted by world leaders. DIALOGUES AND KEY EVENTS During the Summit, there will be six interactive dialogues around the following themes: ending poverty and hunger tackling inequalities, empowering women and girls and leaving no one behind fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production delivering on a revitalised global partnership building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions to achieve sustainable development and protecting our planet and combatting climate change.

A private sector forum, hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 26 September, will focus on the role of the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. A Solutions Summit, which will take place on 27 September at the UN Headquarters, will mark the beginning of a longer-term grassroots effort to highlight exceptional innovators — technologists, engineers, and scientists — who are developing solutions that address one or more of the 17 SDGs.

A number of side events are also expected to focus on specific initiatives. A key dates calendar is available at www. The MDGs have proven that goal setting can lift millions put of poverty. However, with 17 new Sustainable Development Goals SDGs that universally apply to all, countries can go further to end all forms of poverty and ensure no one is left behind. Since the UN Conference on Environmental and Development — the Earth Summit — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the world has identified a new pathway to human well-being, that of sustainable development.

Having received world-wide support from civil society, business, parliamentarians and other actors, the SDGs represent an unprecedented agreement around sustainable development priorities among Member States. With the shared global goals and targets, countries will tailor them and implement policies at the country level.

The 17 SDGs and targets of the new agenda will be monitored and reviewed using a set of global indicators. Governments will also develop their own national indicators to assist in monitoring progress made on the goals and targets.

The sustainable development agenda builds on the successful outcome of the Conference on Financing for Development that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July this year. It is expected that it will also positively influence the negotiations towards a new, meaningful and universal agreement on climate change in Paris this December.

TV packages will be available to broadcasters through UNifeed at www. These packages are also distributed twice daily through APTN. Broadcast quality video files can be requested from video-library un. UN Radio will also cover the Summit and will be filing daily news stories in a number of UN languages.

Selected photographs of the Summit will be available from UN Photo online. Those materials can be accessible at www. UN News Centre will also be issuing daily stories at www. The latest Summit programme, speakers and supporting documents will be posted and updated at www.


Our Changing Planet

Chapter 3: Ethics in Public Speaking Learning objectives After reading this chapter, the student will be able to: Explain the legal, cultural, philosophical, and social origins of ethics in public speaking; Explain the difference between plagiarism and correct appropriation of source materials; Understand the value of ethics in building a solid reputation as a speaker; Correctly use source material in a presentation. Chapter Preview 3. Among its numerous benefits, a public speaking course will create more self-confidence; the creation of good arguments will build your critical thinking and research skills; and you will meet new people in your class in a different way and be exposed to their ideas. Also, the course will prepare you for presentations you will be expected to give in later classes and believe us, there will be many , in your civic and personal life, and for your eventual career. Another very important reason to take a public speaking course such as this one goes beyond these immediate personal benefits. In fact, these are the reasons the ancient Athenian Greeks emphasized that all citizens should be educated in rhetoric: so that they could take part in civil society.


Our changing planet : an introduction to earth system science and global environmental change

By the end of the unit students will know: Earth changes and is shaped through slow and rapid processes. Through a series of hands-on investigations students will experience the effects of weathering and erosion. Students will learn how to identify rocks and minerals via their properties. The Grade 4 Earth Science Unit is presented to students through a series of investigations, experiments, active learning experiences, questions, and assessments. Assessments include: pre-, post-, and 1 formative assessment. Conceptual Flow Narrative: The Grade 4 Conceptual Flow Narrative for Earth Science: builds on the concepts presented on conceptual flow graphic by describing the concept s addressed in each lesson and the links that connect each lesson to the next. Lessons are linked to the previous lesson and the lesson that follows via a conceptual storyline.


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