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SDGs Should Be Inspiration For Nations Beset With Conflict, U.N. Official Says; Report Ranks Countries’ Progress Toward Reaching Goals

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. goals to cure global woes are beacon for troubled nations, official says “Nations grappling with conflict and discord may be too absorbed by their own troubles to tackle goals set out by the United Nations to fight poverty, inequality, and other global woes, a top U.N.…

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Donor Pledges To Global Fund Will Help Ensure Better Access To Medicines To End Epidemics, Achieve SDGs

Devex: Innovating to the last mile: How access to medicines can end epidemics for good Christopher Game, chief procurement officer at the Global Fund “…At the Global Fund we are working closely with the private sector to bring corporate best practices to global health systems, streamlining processes to increase access…

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U.S. President Obama Urges Continuation Of Development Initiatives At White House Summit, Signs Global Food Security Act Of 2016

Associated Press: Obama: Development must remain top foreign policy plank “President Barack Obama, taking stock Wednesday of his efforts to boost living standards in developing countries, said he made global development a ‘fundamental pillar’ of U.S. foreign policy because it’s a good investment, and he urged his successor to continue…

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White House Summit Offers Opportunity To Renew Commitment To Global Development

The Guardian: The gender agenda: what has Obama done for women and girls? Sarah Degnan Kambou, president of the International Center for Research on Women “…The global development summit on Wednesday provides a moment to take stock of success and continue our commitments to navigating the global forces that are…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Approaches To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: We must focus on the U.N. goals that are the best value for money Bjørn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center; Finn Kydland, professor of economics at the University of California Santa Barbara; and Nancy Stokey, professor of economics at the University of Chicago “…[B]eing smart about…

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ODI, U.N. Reports Assess Progress Toward Sustainable Development Goals

Inter Press Service: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: The Sooner, the Better “The first 1,000 days after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals are critical, according to a report published last week, urging U.N. member states to take action quickly. … The [Overseas Development Institute (ODI)] compared current progress…

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5 Organizational Changes Needed To Achieve Global Water Security

The Guardian: Water security for all? We need these five organizational changes Nick Hepworth, director of Water Witness International “The global water crisis is not driven by absolute water scarcity, but by a scarcity of governance: there’s enough water to go around, we just need to get better at managing…

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Development Banks Should Encourage Human Rights, Participatory Approach To Development

Foreign Policy: It’s Time for Development Banks to Start Listening Maina Kiai, U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association “…The World Bank and other development finance institutions’ own research points to the importance of public participation for development projects to be effective. Yet too often these institutions fail…

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Private Sector Funding Necessary To Bolster Efforts To Reach Sustainable Development Goals, OECD Report Says

Public Finance International: Public sector cannot go it alone on aid financing, says OECD “The involvement of the private sector is urgently needed to fill the substantial gap left by public money in funding the Sustainable Development Goals, according to the OECD [in its annual Development Cooperation Report]. While public…

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U.N. Officials, Health Agency Urge More Action On Commitments To Reach Global Goals

U.N. News Centre: U.N. officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals “Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the ‘ambitious and transformative’ development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles, and…

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