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Aid Programs Must Follow 5 Key Lessons To Eliminate Inequality, Achieve SDGs

The Guardian: Aid can help to eliminate inequality by 2030 — if five key lessons are heeded Diana Good, chair of the Mary Ward Settlement “…[In order to eliminate inequality and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we] need to learn lessons from past successes and failures, concentrate on the most…

In First Article Of Special Series On SDGs, TRF Examines Access To Water In Zambia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: SPECIAL SERIES — Zambian capital can’t quench thirst of its booming population “…Overall, the proportion of people in Zambia with access to clean water has increased since 1990. But in urban areas it has dropped to 85 percent in 2012 from 89 percent in 1990. With Zambia’s…

More Development Funding Available But Poorer Nations Must Use Caution When Borrowing, UNDP Official Says

Xinhua News: Interview: Untapped funds could help pay for Sustainable Development Goals: U.N. official “Untapped funds could help pay for the U.N.’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but poorer countries should exercise caution when borrowing money, Gail Hurley, a development finance expert with the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), told Xinhua…”…

Achieving SDGs Requires Ending Conflicts, Addressing Needs Of Children In Humanitarian Crises

The Guardian: Development must target the millions of children affected by humanitarian crises Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF “…[W]e will not reach [the post-2015] development goals — nor can development be sustainable — without reaching the millions of children living in the midst of humanitarian crises. … The international…

Food Fortification, Effectively Measuring SDG 2 Progress Crucial To Ending Hunger By 2030

Rappler: Ending hunger, ensuring nutrition by 2030 Anna Lartey, director of the Nutrition Division in the Economic and Social Development Department at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization “…How can we ensure that the nutrition component of the Global Goals is upheld and not overshadowed? Two suggestions, both based on…

Global Community Must Use Innovative Communication To Spread Awareness Of SDGs

Devex: Move the human heart Sally Susman, executive vice president for corporate affairs at Pfizer and vice chair of the Pfizer Foundation “…The aspiration of the SDGs — what are also being referred to as the global goals — and the intent of governments are significant milestones, but it is…

SDGs Must Include More Specific Mental Health Targets

WhyDev: Where is mental health in the SDGs? Minto Felix, the mental health programs coordinator at Monash University and a mental health campaigner at Australians for Mental Health, writes, “The entire way in which the global community engages with mental health requires reform.” He proposes several mental health targets he…

Kaiser Family Foundation Web Briefing Examines SDGs’ Implications For Global Health Policy

Kaiser Family Foundation: Web Briefing for Media: What Do The Sustainable Development Goals Mean for Global Health? This archived webcast features a September 9 briefing for journalists held by the Kaiser Family Foundation to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) implications for global health policy. Tony Pipa, U.S. special coordinator…

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