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U.N. Should Cut 169 SDG Targets Down To 19 For More Sustainable Development Results

Project Syndicate: Unsustainable Development Goals Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…It is a rather unlikely prospect, but instead of signing the Agenda for Sustainable Development as is, leaders should forego the photo opportunity and spend their time…

U.S. Can Solidify Commitment To International Affairs In 4 Key Ways At UNGA

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Top Reasons To Care About #UNGA This Year Tracey A. Jacobson, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, discusses the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and four key areas where the U.S. could solidify its commitment to international…

Financial Times Publishes Special Report On SDGs

The Financial Times features several articles in a special report on the Sustainable Development Goals. Financial Times: Experts divided over value of U.N. Sustainable Development Goals “…[E]xperts remain divided on the value of the MDGs in the past, and whether the SDGs will have any greater impact in the future…”…

U.N. Calls For Action To Improve Health, Welfare Of Women, Adolescents, Children

VOA News: U.N.: Urgent Health Action Needed for Millions of Women, Youngsters “The United Nations is calling for urgent action to save the lives of millions of women, adolescents, and children from largely preventable causes by improving the quality of health care. The U.N. plans to unveil a new global…

Aid Programs Must Follow 5 Key Lessons To Eliminate Inequality, Achieve SDGs

The Guardian: Aid can help to eliminate inequality by 2030 — if five key lessons are heeded Diana Good, chair of the Mary Ward Settlement “…[In order to eliminate inequality and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we] need to learn lessons from past successes and failures, concentrate on the most…

In First Article Of Special Series On SDGs, TRF Examines Access To Water In Zambia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: SPECIAL SERIES — Zambian capital can’t quench thirst of its booming population “…Overall, the proportion of people in Zambia with access to clean water has increased since 1990. But in urban areas it has dropped to 85 percent in 2012 from 89 percent in 1990. With Zambia’s…

More Development Funding Available But Poorer Nations Must Use Caution When Borrowing, UNDP Official Says

Xinhua News: Interview: Untapped funds could help pay for Sustainable Development Goals: U.N. official “Untapped funds could help pay for the U.N.’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but poorer countries should exercise caution when borrowing money, Gail Hurley, a development finance expert with the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), told Xinhua…”…

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