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OECD Committed To Development Cooperation, Achieving SDGs Through Effective Partnerships

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: #UNGA70: How Can We Effectively Implement the 17 New Global Goals? Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), discusses the OECD’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and highlights the OECD’s 2015 Development Cooperation report on “how successful partnerships…

Bill Gates Discusses Development Goals, U.N. Successes In Quartz Interview

Quartz: Bill Gates on the most important thing the United Nations has done in this century “…Quartz caught up with Gates this week to talk about why he believes the development goals are so important, how he assesses their renewable energy targets, and what needs to be done about the…

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…

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