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Drug-Resistant TB Threatens South Africa’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, BBC Reports

BBC News: The battle to beat HIV in South Africa “…One of the goals [of the MDGs] was to combat HIV, AIDS, and other diseases. HIV is the world’s largest epidemic with around 35 million people living with the disease. The country with the greatest proportion of those [cases] is…

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New Guide Outlines Health, Human Rights Approaches For Justice, Public Health Programs

Open Society Foundations: Justice Programs for Public Health: A Good Practice Guide “…This guide is a comprehensive tool both for justice organizations interested in addressing pressing public health needs, and public health groups that recognize justice is as critical to public health as medicine. It is also a resource for…

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Global Progress Made On Drinking Water Access But Billions Lack Access To Sanitation Facilities, U.N. Report Says

News outlets discuss findings from a joint report by the WHO and UNICEF examining the world’s progress on access to sanitation and drinking water. Associated Press: One-third of world’s people still have no proper toilets “Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for…

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ILO, World Bank Heads Call For Universal Social Protection To Reach Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: World must prioritize social protection as primary development tool, urge U.N. and World Bank “Now it is time for universal social protection to ensure no one is left behind, the heads of the International Labour Organization and the World Bank declared today, noting that universal primary education…

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International Trade Can Play Critical Role In Ending Extreme Poverty

The Guardian: Making international trade work for the world’s poorest Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, and Robert Azevêdo, director general of the World Trade Organization “…[T]he World Bank and the World Trade Organization — the world’s largest multilateral development and trade organizations — believe a series…

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SDGs Must Do More To Reach Most Vulnerable Children

The Conversation: How the Millennium Development Goals failed the world’s poorest children Anna Childs, deputy director for International Development at The Open University “…There has been a massive leap in learning since the Millennium Development Goals were established, not least in how to define, collect, and analyze data. [UNICEF’s Progress…

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People With Disabilities Must Be Included In SDG Monitoring Framework

Devex: U.N. SDG process indicates exclusion is set to continue Dominic Haslam, director of program and policy strategy at Sightsavers “…The SDGs are a huge opportunity to address some of the most urgent questions of inequality, to take a step forward in progressive realization of human rights, and to protect…

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CFR Blog Posts Highlight Gender Equality, Health Systems Strengthening In Development Agenda

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals Rachel Vogelstein, director and senior fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR, discusses targets for the equality of women and girls in the SDG framework. “…The comprehensive gender equality targets included in the SDG zero draft…

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Access To Various Financial Tools Needed For Nations To Wisely Fund SDGs

Forbes: Financing The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Aron Betru, CEO of Financing for Development Corp (F4D), and Paige Robson, special projects and communications manager at F4D “…Unsurprisingly, the question of just how much capital will need to be raised to implement the SDGs (and, subsequently, how much of that need…

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Blog Post Highlights Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

Humanosphere: More than 1.6 billion people live in poverty, new report shows Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses findings from this year’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, produced by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (6/29).

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