The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development has emerged through a process of expert advice and public consultation to set in motion international development projects, linked in their objectives and supported by a large multinational well networked community. We aim to promote solutions to social exclusion and gender inequality, to support health and wellbeing, and to decouple growth from the use of non-renewable resources, as urbanization swells the demand for energy, and to ensure survival of vital ecosystems, now being threatened or destroyed. The Action Agenda reflects a strong consensus among world leaders, which I share, that linking local projects to each other and to a vision of sustainable development is the way forward.
It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November, because, whatever reservations about him voters may have, he has been good for the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Although work commands the bulk of most people's time and attention, there is very little clarity about how it will change with the adoption and diffusion of powerful new technologies. Fortunately, far from being predetermined, the future of work will be whatever we make it.