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Ahead Of U.N. Summit, Opinion Pieces Continue To Address Various Aspects Of SDGs

The following opinion pieces address various aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the U.N. is expected to adopt. Huffington Post: New Paradigm for Partnerships Caitlin Burton, manager of institutional relations at the Grameen Foundation (9/24). Huffington Post: Stories of Progress Are Stories of Partnership Kathy Calvin, president and…

Blog Post Says MDG Successes Can Inform SDGs

Brookings Institution’s “Up Front”: 15 million success stories under the Millennium Development Goals John W. McArthur, a senior fellow in the global economy and development program at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow with the U.N. Foundation, writes, “In my view, there are three key parts to [MDG success…

CFR Backgrounder Explores SDGs, MDGs

Council on Foreign Relations: Sustainable Development Goals In this CFR Backgrounder, Danielle Renwick, a copy editor and writer at CFR, outlines the SDGs, examines the differences between the SDGs and MDGs, and discusses MDG successes, SDG financing, goal monitoring, and SDG critiques (9/24).

Pew Research Center Survey Examines Development Progress In Sub-Saharan Africa

Pew Research Center’s “Fact Tank”: Sub-Saharan Africa makes progress against poverty but has long way to go Katie Simmons, an associate director of research at the Pew Research Center, examines the findings of a “recent Pew Research Center survey of 9,062 people across nine sub-Saharan African countries, which found that…

World Leaders Set To Approve Development Goals More Ambitious Than MDGs

Los Angeles Times: Leaders aim for sustainable development after Millennium goals success “After a decade of dramatic global health and economic advances, world leaders are set to adopt a sweeping agenda to eradicate extreme poverty and child mortality and spur efforts to slow climate change and preserve the environment. The…

Achieving Gender Parity Can Add $12T Annually To World Economy, Study Shows

The Guardian: Tackling gender inequality could add $12tn to world economy, study finds “…The McKinsey Global Institute has measured gender inequality across 95 countries, using 15 different indicators, including not just women’s role in the workplace, but everything from the availability of contraception to access to bank accounts. The study…

Bipartisan Support, Partnerships Will Help Advance U.S. Global Development Efforts

Huffington Post: Development Is a National Security Priority Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser “…Over the past six years, the United States has rallied the international community to promote food security and global health. We’ve made smarter use of our foreign-assistance money to catalyze investment from our partner governments around…

Ahead Of U.N. Summit, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of SDGs

The following opinion pieces address various aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the U.N. is expected to adopt at an upcoming summit. Devex: 7 steps toward sustainable development by 2030 Andrew Griffiths of Sightsavers U.K. and co-chair of Beyond 2015; Philipp Schönrock of CEPEI Colombia and co-chair of…

U.N. Expected To Approve Sustainable Development Agenda During Weekend Summit

Nature: U.N. approves global to-do list for next 15 years “On 25 September, Pope Francis will address the United Nations just before a three-day meeting that will set the agenda for international development efforts over the next 15 years. At the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, global leaders will…

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