UNDP launches global initiative to fast-track development goals

Very few countries have introduced the changes needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. As the 2030 deadline for the SDGs looms, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP has begun a three-year global initiative setting up Accelerator Labs in order to tackle the multifaceted development challenges. South Africa is one of 60 Labs serving 78 countries which have been established to achieve this. UNDP will launch the innovative initiative in the country next week in Pretoria. For more on this issue here's Dr Ayodele Odusola, Resident Representative of UNDP