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People With Disabilities Must Be Engaged With SDGs To Encourage Global Equality

The Guardian: Sustainable Development Goals could signal a sea change for disabled people Polly Meeks, deputy director of policy and influencing at ADD International, and Rachele Tardi, Light for the World representative to the U.N. and a trustee of AbleChildAfrica “…As the world’s attention shifts to the implementation of the…

Opinion Pieces Address SDGs’ Commitment To Ending Hunger

Huffington Post: Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime Greg Barrow, World Food Programme’s global media coordinator “…[T]he new Sustainable Development Goals demonstrate that addressing global hunger is everyone’s problem, and if we are really going to banish it, then everyone needs to play a role. … [I]f we really believe in…

U.N. Must Include Mental Health Indicators In SDGs

The Guardian: The United Nations must acknowledge that mental health is a development goal Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum and former U.S. representative to Rhode Island, and Kathleen M. Pike, professor of psychology and director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University “…The United Nations…

Ending Hepatitis Requires Galvanizing Global Efforts To Control Disease

Devex: Putting an end to global health’s ‘silent killer’ Gottfried Hirnschall, director of the WHO’s HIV/AIDS Department and the Global Hepatitis Program “…[T]o make a real difference [in reducing infections and deaths from hepatitis], it will be critical to establish the sort of global political commitment that has built up…

Sustainable Development Goals To Include Targets On Justice, Good Governance

Open Society Foundations’ “Voices”: Agenda 2030: Recognition for the Role of Justice and Governance in Sustainable Development Aidan Harris, a program officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative, discusses the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as the Open Society Foundations’ call “for the new development agenda to include…

U.N. General Assembly Approves Resolution Sending Draft ‘2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development’ To Member States

U.N. News Centre: General Assembly hands over draft global sustainability agenda to U.N. Member States “The United Nations General Assembly [Tuesday] approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community ‘to the cusp of decisions that…

Accountability To SDGs Vital For Future Generations

Huffington Post: An Open Letter to the Generation That Will Grow Up With the Sustainable Development Goals Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF “…When world leaders come together this month, they will be doing more than agreeing to 17 goals. They will be coming together in common commitment to the…

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…

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…