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VICE News Examines How Climate Change Disproportionately Impacts Women

VICE News: How Climate Change Impacts Women the Most “…Particularly in developing countries, social structures that disadvantage women often put them at higher risks of harm and even death from climate change. For example, because women are frequently responsible for caring for children and the elderly, they’re often the last…

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U.N. Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union President Call On Legislators To Support SDGs

Public Finance International: U.N. chief tells parliaments across the world to back SDGs “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged legislators around the world to help drive forward the new sustainable development agenda. Addressing a conference of parliamentary speakers at U.N. headquarters in New York, Ban said member states had…

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Resource Management, Partnerships, Innovative Financing Important Under New Development Agenda, UNFPA Head Says

Devex: UNFPA chief: New development architecture will mean adaptation, more cooperation “The architecture of the development agenda and how it will be financed has changed, but the U.N. Population Fund is adapting and looking to new partnerships and innovative financing to continue to promote reproductive health and family planning. ‘I…

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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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Reducing Poverty In Central America Connected To Access To Water, Energy, Climate Resiliency

Inter Press Service: Water, Climate, Energy Intertwined with Fight Against Poverty in Central America “Central America’s toolbox to pull 23 million people — almost half of the population — out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable power supply, and adaptation to climate change.…

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Devex Interviews WaterAid Head Barbara Frost About WASH

Devex: ‘Step change’ needed to tackle WASH in the post-MDG era “…[E]nsuring safe drinking water for everyone shouldn’t be the only subject on the table [this week at World Water Week discussions in Stockholm, Sweden], according to WaterAid Chief Executive Barbara Frost. … Below are some excerpts from our conversation…

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Success Of SDGs Requires Sustained International Commitment, Strong Accountability Mechanisms

Project Syndicate: Another Great Leap Forward for Development Javier Solana, president of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics and distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution “…Without strong accountability mechanisms, the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] will amount to little more than an exercise in raising awareness, effectively subordinating the…

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All Sectors Must Work Together To Create Nutrient-Rich, Sustainable Diets To Meet World Demand

Huffington Post: The Problem With Protein Amy R. Beaudreault, associate director of the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences “Will growing hamburgers in Petri dishes be the solution to our future food demand? … While a focus on nutrients is important to create a…

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Water Management Vital To Achieving SDGs, World Bank Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Water management key to achieving sustainable development goals — World Bank “As demand for water grows, the world must focus on how the precious resource will be shared among farmers, the energy sector, and cities if it is to achieve the United Nations’ new development agenda, a…

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On 70th Anniversary, U.N. Must Undergo 3 Key Upgrades To Fulfill Goals

Project Syndicate: The U.N. at 70 Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals “…If the U.N. is to continue to fulfill its unique and vital global role in the twenty-first century, it must…

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