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U.N. Marks Universal Children’s Day, Says World Remains ‘Deeply Unfair’ Place For Children Despite Progress

U.N. News Centre: On Universal Children’s Day, U.N. says world remains ‘deeply unfair’ place for children “Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations [Friday] highlighted that the world remains a ‘deeply unfair’ place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on…

News Outlets Report On World Toilet Day, Improving Global Sanitation

News outlets continue to report on World Toilet Day, recognized annually on November 19. Christian Science Monitor: It’s World Toilet Day: How can we achieve adequate sanitation for all? (Torphy, 11/19). Deutsche Welle: Strong public health message on U.N. World Toilet Day (Caldwell, 11/19). Devex: How sanitation and hygiene strategies…

Investments In Nutrition Essential To Achieve Health, Education SDGs

The Guardian: We can’t achieve the Global Goals without a focus on child nutrition Saul Morris, nutrition director at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation “…[I]t is absolutely impossible that the world could achieve the third Global Goal of ensuring healthy lives for all at all ages without a major focus…

International Community Should Increase Efforts To Address Violence Against Women, Girls

The Lancet: Violence against women and girls: how far have we come? Editorial Board “…[A]lthough good examples of progress [addressing gender-based violence] exist, much more can be done. Addressing missed opportunities will be crucial moving forward. … As the problem of violence against women and girls is elevated in global…

Philanthropic, Private Investments In WASH Essential To Achieve Development Goals

Devex: The sanitation challenge: What’s next after toilets? Brian Arbogast, director of the water, sanitation, and hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is] supporting work that includes the development of the next generation of toilets that are cheap to run without…

World Must Invest More Than $1.4T Annually Into Low-, Lower Middle-Income Nations To Meet SDGs, Report Shows

The Guardian: $1.4tn a year needed to reach global goals for world’s poorest “…To meet [the Sustainable Development Goals], more than $1.4tn must be poured into low- and lower middle-income countries. Investment will be required in health, education, agriculture and food security, social protection systems, energy, infrastructure, and ecosystem management,…

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