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Liberia, International Community Must Prioritize WASH To Achieve SDGs

Foreign Policy: Want to Fight Ebola? Help Liberia Invest in Toilets. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia “…Measuring progress toward clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in homes, schools, and hospitals will be an important component of achieving the new Global Goals, both in Liberia and around the world. … The…

Improving Global Human Health Will Require Collaboration Across Sectors

The Conversation: How the new global goals can help drive systems to address health challenges better Sara Bennett, associate professor and associate director of the Health Systems Program at Johns Hopkins University, and Kabir Sheikh, senior scientist and director of the Health Governance Hub at the Public Health Foundation of…

Ending Global Extreme Poverty, Inequality Possible

New York Times: The Most Important Thing, and It’s Almost a Secret Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…The world’s best-kept secret is that we live at a historic inflection point when extreme poverty is retreating. United Nations members have just adopted 17 new Global Goals, of which the centerpiece…

NPR Examines Cost Of, Funding For SDG Implementation

NPR: It’s Up To The World: Pay For The Global Goals Or Buy Everyone A Latte “…The great majority of funding for the SDGs will come from national budgets. But the U.N. still needs to cover $2 to $3 trillion a year. To put that sum in perspective, the advocacy…

2 Science Councils’ Warnings About Broad SDGs Go Unheeded At U.N., FOX News Reports

FOX News: Exclusive: U.N. ignores science council warnings in creating vast Sustainable Development Goals “When the United Nations approved a massive agenda of sustainable development goals last week, it over-rode pointed warnings by two international science councils that the program is in many ways uncoordinated, unmeasurable, and unrealistically ambitious…” (Russell,…

Private Sector Key To Africa’s Success In Achieving SDGs

TIME: What the U.N.’s New Development Goals Mean for Africa Tony O. Elumelu, chair of Heirs Holdings and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation “…The key to Africa successfully achieving the new goals is to effectively utilize Africa’s private sector to transform our natural wealth and human capital into an…

Eradicating Poverty, Hunger By 2030 Requires Social Protection, ‘Pro-Poor’ Investments

Inter Press Service: Opinion: We Can Overcome Poverty and Hunger by 2030 Jomo Kwame Sundaram, coordinator for economic and social development at the Food and Agriculture Organization “…With the growing consensus, momentum, and commitment to eradicate world poverty and hunger by 2030 enshrined in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, it…

Strengthening Civil Society Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: Building a Stronger Civil Society to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS “…The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced that it will make a $10 million contribution to the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks…

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