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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…

Weaker Global Economic Growth Challenges Efforts To Meet SDGs, IMF’s Lagarde Says

Reuters: IMF’s Lagarde: weaker global growth complicates development goals “Downside risks to global growth have increased and the weak economic outlook will make achieving world development goals more difficult than in the past, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. … ‘It would be a lot easier…

Social Scientists Can Work With Policymakers To Formulate, Implement, Measure SDG Targets, Conference Hears

SciDev.Net: Social scientists urged to help with development goals “Policymakers and social scientists must team up to help achieve the global development agenda and help measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a meeting has heard. Social scientists can help formulate the goals, implement policies, and measure their effects,…

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