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Latin American Leaders, U.N.’s Ban Urge Sustained Commitment To MDGs

News outlets report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the call from Latin American leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for sustained commitment to achieve those goals, and talks surrounding the establishment of new development goals. Thomson Reuters Foundation: As U.N. meets, world struggles for soul of new development…

Obama Signs Executive Order To Strengthen Climate Resilience In U.S. Development Efforts, Announces New Partnerships

Media sources report on the U.N. Climate Summit, President Obama’s executive order requiring federal agencies to address climate resilience in all U.S. development projects, and the U.S. announcement of its participation in new climate change partnerships. Inter Press Service: Obama Mandates Climate Resilience in All U.S. Development Projects “All international development…

Hunger Crisis In S. Sudan ‘Eases’ But Risk Remains For 2015, WFP Says

News outlets report that rainfall and emergency food aid have helped ease South Sudan’s hunger crisis; however, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), the country still faces risks to food security in 2015. BBC News: South Sudan hunger crisis ‘eases’ “South Sudan’s hunger crisis has eased after a ‘green…

Political, Financial Investments Critical To Keeping Up Momentum On MDGs

Devex: Ending poverty through sustainable development and leaving no one behind Amina Mohammed, U.N. secretary general’s special adviser on post-2015 development planning, and Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International “As two African women and development leaders deeply involved in efforts to irreversibly end poverty and set the world on…

Climate Should Not Be Top Priority Compared With Other Development Issues

National Post: Bjørn Lomborg: Global warming is hardly the world’s biggest problem Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is meeting the world’s leaders for a climate summit today, ‘to make climate change a top priority for all…

U.S., Netherlands Partner To Address Water, Climate Issues

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote” blog: U.S.-Netherlands Partnership Addresses Water and Climate Issues Timothy Broas, U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, discusses the U.S.-Netherlands partnership to address water and climate issues with clean energy technology (9/23).