Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, addresses the 2016 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) at Columbia University in New York, yesterday (September 21). The ICSD, under the theme ‘Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice’, brings together members of the research, policy, practice and business communities to share practical solutions for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local and national levels. The two-day conference is focused on four thematic areas: Innovation in Technology and Governance; Data (data systems, gaps, how to collect); The Science-Policy-Implementation Interface; and Education and Training. The main topics for discussion will be Low Carbon Urban Development; Socially Inclusive Economic Growth; Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition; and Disaster Resiliency and Adaptation. The Prime Minister is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
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