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SDG Successes Lie In Rejuvenating Global Partnerships, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Global partnership needs ‘rejuvenation’ to achieve new sustainable development agenda — U.N. report “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) achieved significant progress over the past 15 years, but persistent gaps in official development assistance and insufficient access to markets, affordable medicines, and new technologies have highlighted the need…

Rural Populations Key To Sustainable Development, Need Opportunities

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: It’s about rural people Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) “…The 17 new [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] offer the promise that we can do what has never been done before: ensure a decent life for…

New Global Partnership To Foster Sustainable Development ‘Data Revolution’

Project Syndicate: The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals; Shaida Badiee, managing director and co-founder of Open Data Watch; Robert Chen, director of the Center…

Economists Urge Global Policymakers To Prioritize ‘Pro-Poor Pathway’ To Achieve UHC

The Lancet: Economists’ declaration on universal health coverage Lawrence H. Summers, professor at Harvard University, on behalf of 267 signatories “With the U.N. set to launch the bold sustainable development agenda this autumn, this is a crucial moment for global leaders to reflect on the financial investments to maximize progress…

World Meets Malaria MDG But Disease Remains Acute Problem In Some Regions, U.N. Report Says

News outlets continue to highlight findings from a U.N. report showing the world has met the Millennium Development Goal on malaria. International Business Times: Malaria Death Rates Decreased In The Past 15 Years, But Some Regions Still Hurt More Than Others: Report “…In 2000, malaria killed almost 840,000 people worldwide,…

SDGs Signal Shift In Development Spending, Results, The Economist Reports

The Economist: The Sustainable Development Goals: Beyond handouts “…[T]he SDGs are part of an important shift in thinking about development that is making it both more ambitious and more realistic. … Unwieldy as they are, they are not just a call for more handouts. The MDGs were meant to create…

U.N. Prepares To Adopt Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Lancet: U.N. set to change the world with new development goals “Lack of ambition is not something the U.N. can be accused of these days. Over the past three years it has been preparing to ‘transform the world’ between now and 2030. On Aug 1, it launched the Agenda…

Partnerships, Political Commitment Keys To Achieving SDGs, U.N. Officials State

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: U.N. roots for partnerships to achieve Sustainable Development Goals “The achievement of [the] Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) by 2030 hinges on strategic partnerships, robust policy frameworks, and renewed political commitment, U.N. officials said on Thursday. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, the UNDP resident representative in Kenya, said in Nairobi that attainment…

Partners In Health Opens University of Global Health Equity In Rwanda

Devex: Paul Farmer’s ‘lifelong dream’ “When physician, anthropologist, and global health entrepreneur Paul Farmer describes something as ‘the only terminus’ of ‘a lifelong dream,’ that’s a cue to start paying attention. This week 27 students opened the school year as the inaugural class of master’s degree candidates at the University…

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