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World Bank Board Appoints Jim Yong Kim For Second 5-Year Term As President

Bloomberg News: World Bank Appoints President Jim Yong Kim for Second Term “Jim Yong Kim was appointed for another five-year term as World Bank president … In re-appointing Kim, the board cited his ‘leadership and vision,’ which included overseeing a commitment by member nations to end extreme poverty by 2030…

Leveraging Partnerships Critical To Achieving Global Food, Nutrition Security, SDGs

Devex: Ending hunger and malnutrition: How to leverage partnerships that work Laté Lawson-Lartego, senior director for food and nutrition security at CARE USA “…To truly achieve food and nutrition security for all, we must tackle the vicious cycle of malnutrition. … We need to be sure we’re creating programs that…

Beyond Producing Food, Agriculture Can Address Climate Change, Antimicrobial Resistance, FAO Director Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. highlights agriculture’s potential to help address climate change and antimicrobial resistance “The role of agriculture should go beyond just generating food to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, the head of United Nations agriculture agency stressed [Monday]. ‘Agriculture is at the…

Collective Effort Critical To Ending Malnutrition, Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: People, Productivity, and Potential: Nutrition as a cornerstone of the SDGs Gerda Verburg, assistant secretary general at the U.N. and coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement “…The evidence is clear — when people are held back by malnutrition, nations as a whole are held back as…

Without Support From International Community, Least Developed Countries Will Miss 2021 Development Targets, U.N. Deputy SG Says

U.N. News Centre: Least developed countries will miss 2021 targets without world support — deputy U.N. chief “Unless progress speeds up considerably with full support from the international community, the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) will miss the growth and productivity targets they have set themselves by the target date…

G77, China Important Drivers Of Helping World Reach SDGs, U.N. SG Ban Says

Xinhua News: U.N. chief sees G77 as crucial force to carry out global development goals “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that the Group of 77 (G77) and China are an important force in carrying out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint for global development efforts for year…

Gender Equality Necessary To Achieve SDGs, U.N. SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Greater focus on women’s empowerment can help achieve Global Goals — U.N. chief “Gender equality remains the greatest human rights challenge of our time, and one way to achieve the goal is by empowering women to have greater choices economically and control over their lives, United Nations…

Transforming Food, Agricultural Systems Must Remain Global Priority, U.N. SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Agriculture and food system transformation needed on pathway to zero hunger — Ban “While the world has seen some progress on combating the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, the challenge of providing the fundamental right to adequate food to all people must remain a priority, United…

Despite Public Opinion, Extreme Poverty Makes ‘Stunning Decline’

New York Times: The Best News You Don’t Know Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…As world leaders gather for the United Nations General Assembly this week, all the evidence suggests that we are at an inflection point for the ages. The number of people living in extreme poverty ($1.90…

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