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Domestic, External Funding Needed For Nations To Move Toward UHC, WHO Says

WHO: WHO lays out plans for financing new global health goal: to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages “WHO is urging countries to move towards universal health coverage and to scale up international investment in catalytic development funding. The call comes as world leaders travel…

MDG Successes Show Continued Efforts On Post-2015 Goals Can Lead To More Progress

Christian Science Monitor: Goals that sparked progress Editorial Board “…In a classic case of glass half full or half empty, most of the ambitious [Millennium Development Goals] were unmet, a disappointment. Yet these MDGs have also yielded much for which to be grateful. They have sparked a remarkable humanitarian response,…

Innovation, Leadership, Investment Needed To Further Improve Global Family Planning

Huffington Post: Five Big Questions for the Future of Global Family Planning Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…It’s no coincidence that as global use of modern contraceptives rose from 55 percent in 1990 to 63 percent in 2010, global maternal mortality fell by a staggering 45…

Proposed SDGs Overly Ambitious With Too Many Goals, Targets, Critics Say

NPR: How To Eliminate Extreme Poverty In 169 Not-So-Easy Steps “…But many of the people who work to end poverty fear the list [of Sustainable Development Goals’ targets] has gotten out of control. By prioritizing so many issues, do you risk prioritizing none? ‘You do risk a real dilution of…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of SDG Adoption, Implementation, Funding

Devex: With sights set firmly on SDGs, let’s push for wider adoption of best practices Albina du Boisrouvray, founder and president emerita of FXB “…Wider knowledge sharing in the humanitarian community is a must, if we want to speed up the process of lifting millions of people from extreme poverty.…

Much Progress Made On MDGs But Challenges Remain, U.N.’s Final Assessment Shows

News outlets report on the U.N.’s final assessment of the Millennium Development Goals. The Guardian: U.N.: 15-year push ends extreme poverty for a billion people “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have driven ‘the most successful anti-poverty movement in history’ and brought more than a billion people out of extreme penury,…

Making Poverty History Requires Global Activism

The Guardian: Make poverty history? A decade on from Gleneagles, it is a genuine possibility Adrian Lovett, Europe executive director at the ONE Campaign “…A growing movement of global citizens is forming. And that movement is more authentic and representative than ever, no longer directed from Washington, New York, or…

Developing Nations Must Undergo Tax Reforms To Finance SDGs

The Guardian: Why developing countries need to toughen up on taxes Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation “Next week, the U.N. financing conference in Addis Ababa will make decisions that will have a profound impact on the global community over the next 15 years and beyond.…