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UN development goals explained in new Khmer/English app

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Learn about sustainable development with the CSDG application. This app provides you with a lot of information related to sustainable development and suggests ways to make use of it.

You will find important information there such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, featuring the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that were unanimously adopted by world leaders at a historic UN summit in September 2015.

As a researcher or a journalist, you can also treat it as a source for your articles. The SDG came into effect on January 1, 2016. The CSDG App has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals: the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate change, among other priorities, by 2030.

It is brought to you by a group of young Cambodian volunteer innovators, with the support of the UN in Cambodia and the Ministry of Planning. You can get to know the SDGs and learn about the 17 Goals.

The CSDGs app describes information about each of the 17 goals, including targets. Just download the app to your device, and you will have the SDG at your fingertips at all times. This informative application is available via both store App Store and Google Play.

1. A lot of information provided

After downloading this informative application, you can start using it without any registration. There are 17 folders providing information related to sustainable development. Each folder discusses a goal. For instance, the first folder shows you articles about the goal to “End Poverty”.

2.Choosing a language

Clicking on the “Setting” button at top right, you can see the language choices: Khmer and English. If you can read Khmer, choosing the Khmer option will expose you to many technical terms in Khmer. If you are studying English, the English version will help you improve your vocabulary.

3. More information

Click on the chapter you wish to read for more detailed information. Moreover, photos are also provided. On the top of the screen, you can also set the point size you prefer. The app also summarised the main points of each of the goals.

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