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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,…

Global Fund’s 2016 Replenishment Crucial To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…With an eye toward continued success under the SDGs, the Global Fund’s upcoming replenishment in 2016 is crucial. These ambitious goals aim to accomplish a broad spectrum…

Development Community Can Play Role In Helping Governments Achieve Food-, Nutrition-Related SDG Targets

Devex: Where should #globaldev community focus aid to end hunger? Ali Hayat, monitoring and evaluation specialist at Management Systems International, and Gwynne Zodrow, technical manager on the Strategic Management and Performance Improvement Team at MSI “…[T]he fulfillment of [the SDG focused on ‘ending hunger, achieving food security, improved nutrition and…

The Guardian Publishes Guides On U.N.’s SDG Summit

The Guardian: Your comprehensive guide to the Sustainable Development Goals summit “World leaders will pledge to tackle poverty, inequality, and climate change at a historic event in New York. Here’s everything you need to know about it…” (Anyangwe, 9/21). The Guardian: Global goals summit: from the pope to Shakira, everything…

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