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Global Community Should Commit To Funding For Basic Education

Washington Post: Universal basic education is the millennium goal everyone forgot Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University “…When the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000, they included both health and education objectives. The health goals were pursued with vigor — and money — and…

Community-Based Engagement Critical To NCD Efforts, General Assembly President Says

U.N. News Centre: Community engagement key to tackling non-communicable diseases, says Assembly President “Broader community-based engagement is vital to tackling non-communicable diseases — such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes — which are one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century, the President of the United Nations…

Opinion Pieces Address Water, Sanitation Issues In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Opinion pieces address the issue of water and sanitation (WASH) in the post-2015 development agenda. Devex: Human right to WASH ‘glaring omission’ in OWG ‘zero draft’ Jamillah Mwanjisi, co-chair of End Water Poverty “…What is clear is that some states oppose a human rights framework for the water and sanitation…

New Development Framework Should Tackle Inequality, Climate Change

Inter Press Service: Op-Ed: Overcoming the Twin Hurdles of Inequality and Climate Change Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International “…Laudable progress has been made under the MDGs, which are set to expire next year. … Yet the twin challenges of inequality and climate change have not been adequately tackled.…

World Bank Should Consider LGBT Rights Before Approving Countries’ Loans

Project Syndicate: The Development Costs of Homophobia Adebisi Alimi, an LGBT advocate and HIV activist, and a 2014 Aspen New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute “…This year, Nigeria and Uganda put in place draconian anti-gay laws, sparking a worldwide debate about human rights. This debate has also started at…

Antimicrobial Resistance Poses Challenge For Post-2015 Development Agenda

Budapest Business Journal: Antimicrobial Resistance: A challenge for the post-2015 agenda Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy “…If left unchecked, antimicrobial resistance could mean the undoing of all the progress made under the MDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are part of the U.N.’s…

Devex Interviews UNDP Special Adviser On SDGs

Devex: ‘Crunch time’ for post-2015 talks — UNDP “How close is the international aid community to crafting the next development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals? In this video interview, Devex reporter Paul Stephens asked Olav Kjørven, special adviser on the post-2015 agenda to U.N. Development Programme Administrator Helen…

New Development Goals Must Aim To Prevent Early Childhood Mortality, Morbidity

Huffington Post: The Obligation to End Preventable Deaths and a Stunted Childhood Is a Responsibility We All Bear Dame Tessa Jowell, British member of parliament and former secretary of state for culture, media and sport “Today I will be addressing a number of Member States at the U.N. in New…

Advancing Gender Equality Vital For Global Development Success

Huffington Post: A Call to Prioritize Gender in Development Patrick Fine, CEO of FHI 360 “The most effective 21st century international development organizations will be those that ask — and come up with workable answers to — the right questions about gender. … Recognizing the importance of advancing gender issues…

IPS Examines Food, Nutrition Security In SDGs

Inter Press Service: Post-2015 Development Agenda — Will the Voices of the Hungry be Heard? “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire in 2015 and be replaced with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are intended to strengthen the international community’s engagement with eradicating poverty and hunger. In the run-up…