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World Leaders, Women Can Work Together To Reach Gender Equality By 2030

Inter Press Service: It’s Time to Step It Up for Gender Equality Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “…When [world leaders] meet at the United Nations in New York in September, they will have the opportunity to revisit and re-commit to the goals of [the Fourth World Conference on…

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Ebola Epidemic Is ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Improve Poor Nations’ Health Care Systems

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A Wake-Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children, discusses a new report from the organization, titled “A Wake-Up Call,” that “focuses on the way that the inadequate health services in the [three…

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Partnership, Cooperation Keys To Reaching Sustainable Development Goals, Including Those For MNCH, FP

Devex: Let’s be bold for women and girls, and let’s do it together Joy Phumaphi, chair of the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health and executive secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance “…Ensuring that women are well nourished and safe in childbirth, that adolescents are empowered to delay sex…

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Focus On Development Goals Financing Allows Policymakers To Avoid Discussion Of Needed Reforms

Brookings Institute’s “Future Development”: Shame on me: Why it was wrong to cost the Millennium Development Goals Shanta Devarajan, chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa region at the World Bank, discusses a paper he and colleagues wrote in 2002 estimating the costs of achieving the Millennium Development…

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Innovation, ‘Diversity Of Approaches’ Needed To End Global Hunger

The Guardian: Wanted: innovative ideas on how to feed nine billion people Gerda Verburg, chair of the U.N. Committee on World Food Security “…As daunting as it may be, there are many opportunities available if we are willing to think smarter and use all our individual strength and the tools…

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SDGs Should Include Specific Indicators To Mark Improvements In Reducing Maternal, Newborn Mortality

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: Strengthen the commitment to save new mothers and newborns Carolyn Miles, president and chief executive of Save the Children USA “…[Michael Gerson’s Feb. 24 op-ed column, ‘Saving lives at the start,’] comes at a critical time when the United Nations and stakeholders are reexamining…

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Coalition Working To Lower Maternal Mortality In Philippines But Reaching MDG 5 Unlikely

SciDev.Net: Philippines struggles to lower maternal mortality Manuel Dayrit, dean of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health “The fight to lower maternal mortality in the Philippines turned a new leaf three years ago on 20 April 2012 with the launch of the 162 to 52 Health Summit. The…

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Placing Women, Girls At Center Of Development Agenda Will Help Reduce Mortality, Improve Economies, Societies

Huffington Post: Girls and Women Must be at the Center of the Global Development Agenda Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver “…In September the United Nations will release the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will drive progress on social, economic and environmental development for the next 15 years. If these…

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Providing Clean, Reliable Water Sources, Basic Sanitation Necessary To Achieve Global Sustainability

Inter Press Service: Water and the World We Want Corinne Schuster-Wallace, senior research fellow at the U.N. University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, and Robert Sandford, EPCOR Water Security Chair at U.N. University; both co-authors of “Water in the World We Want” “…More than any other resource, freshwater underpins…

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Children’s Issues Must Be Grounded In Human Rights Framework In U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: Our Collective Global Future: Children and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Anika Rahman, human rights lawyer “…These SDGs will include specific goals and targets covering several important challenges. A number of issues related to children are highlighted in a proposed strategy that is the basis of ongoing…

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