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Gains In Development Indicators Improved Significantly Since 1990 But Progress Uneven, U.N. Report Shows

U.N. News Centre: Despite progress, world’s most marginalized still left behind — U.N. development report “A flagship United Nations report launched [Tuesday] finds that although the average human development improved significantly since 1990, progress is uneven, with systemic discrimination against women, indigenous peoples, and ethnic minorities. The latest Human Development…

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Blog Post Criticizes Gates’s Annual Letter, Says More Focus Needed On Root Causes Of Poverty, Poor Health

Humanosphere: Gates Foundation’s rose-colored world view not supported by evidence In this guest opinion piece, Martin Kirk, co-founder and campaign policy director of /TheRules, and Jason Hickel, an anthropologist at the London School of Economics and author, criticize Bill and Melinda Gates’s annual letter, writing, “There are two big problems…

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Trump Administration’s Proposed U.N. Funding Cuts Threaten Responses To Acute Humanitarian Crises, Long-Term Development Goals, Experts Say

Associated Press: Trump foreign aid cuts counter global development goals: E.U. “President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts to humanitarian aid go against the global development goals the United States committed to in 2015, the European Union’s international development chief warned Friday…” (Meseret, 3/17). Los Angeles Times: With 20 million people…

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U.S. President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint Facing Opposition Over Proposed Cuts To Diplomacy, Foreign Assistance Under State Department, USAID

Agence France-Presse: Trump hits State Department in ‘hard power’ budget blueprint “President Donald Trump proposed drastic cuts in spending on the arts, science, foreign aid and environmental protection Thursday, in a military-dominated budget blueprint that has already met fierce Congressional opposition…” (Beatty, 3/16). Devex: Digging deep: How Trump’s budget affects…

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Investing In Nutrition Critical To Improving Health Of Women, Girls, Paves Way For Reaching Gender Equity

Huffington Post: Proper Nutrition Is Essential To Empowering Women And Girls Kristen Ostling, senior manager for advocacy and global impact, and Samantha Grills, policy and advocacy officer, both at the Micronutrient Initiative “…By investing in nutrition, societies become more sustainable and equal — a point most starkly reflected by the…

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Companies Can Merge Business Goals With SDGs To Advance Sustainable Business, Development

Harvard Business Review: How Companies Can Champion Sustainable Development Bhaskar Chakravorti, senior associate dean of international business & finance at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context, discusses findings from a research effort examining how the private sector…

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Business Sector, Governments Must Form Partnerships To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: The Business Case for the Sustainable Development Goals Doug Frantz, OECD deputy secretary general “…We need to convince the business sector and governments that we will fail to achieve the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] unless they form an unprecedented partnership. Governments cannot do it alone. Official Development Assistance,…

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CFR Update Highlights Publications On Women And Foreign Policy

Council on Foreign Relations: Women and Foreign Policy Update This CFR update highlights several publications on women and foreign policy, including several posts from the CFR blog “Women Around the World,” a symposium report from the December 2016 event “Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution,” and multiple opinion pieces…

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World Bank Issues First Bond Aimed At Raising Funds For Sustainable Development Goals

Financial Times: World Bank issues bond aimed at highlighting sustainable development “The World Bank is hoping to draw attention to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with a sale of unusual bonds. Payouts on the securities, which are relatively small, will be linked to the stock market performance of 50…

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U.S. State Department Releases State Of Global Partnerships 2017 Report

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Partnering for a Better Future: How Partnerships are Advancing Sustainable Development Thomas Debass, acting special representative for global partnerships at the State Department, discusses the release of the U.S. Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships’ annual report, which “highlights 17 partnerships, one for each [Sustainable Development…

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