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Global Leaders Must Recommit To Universal Declaration Of Human Rights To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Leaders Must Focus on Human Rights Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights “…The truth is this: we will only achieve the development goals we share as a global community if we ensure the dignity and…

U.N. Should Cut 169 SDG Targets Down To 19 For More Sustainable Development Results

Project Syndicate: Unsustainable Development Goals Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…It is a rather unlikely prospect, but instead of signing the Agenda for Sustainable Development as is, leaders should forego the photo opportunity and spend their time…

U.S. Can Solidify Commitment To International Affairs In 4 Key Ways At UNGA

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Top Reasons To Care About #UNGA This Year Tracey A. Jacobson, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, discusses the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and four key areas where the U.S. could solidify its commitment to international…

Ending Hepatitis Requires Galvanizing Global Efforts To Control Disease

Devex: Putting an end to global health’s ‘silent killer’ Gottfried Hirnschall, director of the WHO’s HIV/AIDS Department and the Global Hepatitis Program “…[T]o make a real difference [in reducing infections and deaths from hepatitis], it will be critical to establish the sort of global political commitment that has built up…

Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus Meets To Discuss Region’s Efforts Against Tuberculosis

Devex: Asia-Pacific unites in battle against tuberculosis “Parliamentarians from the United Kingdom and countries in Asia and the Pacific gathered this week in Sydney, Australia, to create a unified voice for the region’s fight against tuberculosis. … The Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus is the first regional meeting to come out…

Accountability To SDGs Vital For Future Generations

Huffington Post: An Open Letter to the Generation That Will Grow Up With the Sustainable Development Goals Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF “…When world leaders come together this month, they will be doing more than agreeing to 17 goals. They will be coming together in common commitment to the…

Developing, Scaling Up Health Innovations Requires Process That Goes Beyond Research

SciDev.Net: Health innovations need much more than research Nick Ishmael Perkins, director of SciDev.Net “The challenges of developing and scaling up health innovations go beyond research. They need careful consideration. Previously known as the Global Forum for Health Research, the Global Forum for Research and Innovation for Health, held last…

Global Parliamentary Summit Attendees Must Listen To Developing Nations To Promote Peace, Development

Xinhua News: Commentary: Global parliamentary summit important platform to promote peace, development Editorial Board “…While contributing their wisdom to post-MDG development strategies, representatives [of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting this week at the 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament] should be reminded they must listen to the voices of…

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