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U.N. Must Reform To Enable Peace, Security, Allow Partnerships To Work Toward SDGs

Newsweek: U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres: My Vision for Revitalizing the United Nations António Guterres, secretary general of the U.N. “…Around the world, conflicts have become more complex and interlinked — producing gross violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses. … Meanwhile, climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization, food…

Global Development Assistance Increased In 2015 But Falls Behind Global Needs

Humanosphere: Global aid spending is up, but some of it is staying at home Humanosphere correspondent Tom Murphy discusses findings from a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on global spending on development assistance, writing, “The OECD’s 2015 data on official development assistance showed a…

Media Sources Examine Top Health, Development Stories Of 2016, Look Ahead To 2017

Devex: A year in review: Global development in 2016 “In development policy circles 2016 was branded a ‘year of action.’ With big global agreements in place, this was a year for implementation, for attention to the nuts and bolts of getting things done. There has been plenty of action –…

PolitiFact Examines Global Development Efforts Of U.S. Congress

PolitiFact: Fact-checking global development efforts in Congress “…An upbeat video from the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a network of hundreds of businesses and nonprofits, trumpets the bipartisan work of lawmakers on major pieces of legislation, from human trafficking and poaching to supporting power generation and small farmers. … We scrutinized…

Gavi, Education Above All Foundation Working Together To Reach SDGs In Cross-Sectoral Partnership

Devex: Education Above All, Gavi reach underserved communities with education and immunization “…Two groups that have come together to set the pace in [a cross-sectoral] partnership are the Education Above All Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that works to increase educational opportunities for underserved communities and fragile states, and Gavi, the…

WHO DG Candidate Flavia Bustreo Describes Vision For WHO’s Future

Huffington Post: A vision for WHO for 2017 and beyond Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “As I turn the calendar page to January 2017, I am keen to look ahead…

WHO Must Provide Leadership To Help All Nations Implement UHC, Achieve SDGs

Mail & Guardian: Universal health coverage will lead to a healthier and more equitable world Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, special adviser to the prime minister of Ethiopia, and Aaron Motsoaledi, minister of health of South Africa “…We are convinced that Universal Health Coverage (UHC), with strong primary care and essential financial…

Gender Equality In Agriculture Vital To Ending Poverty, Hunger Worldwide, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Boosting women farmers would dramatically cut world hunger — experts “If women farmers were given the same access to land, tools, and credit as men, the boost to crop yields would dramatically cut world hunger, but this must be done fast before climate change closes the window…

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