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RSS Sustainable Development Goals – The Guardian

  • 'Girls aren't less than boys': Kabul's female veterinarians hope to cure inequality | Fran McElhone September 18, 2017
    A trio of vets in Afghanistan are braving bomb blasts and discrimination to head up an animal welfare practice and inspire a new generation of womenUnpredictable and indiscriminate bomb blasts don’t deter the three women heading up Afghanistan’s only large-scale animal shelter and veterinary clinic, in Kabul. Neither do the attitudes of the people who […]
    Fran McElhone
  • 'Alarm bells we cannot ignore': world hunger rising for first time this century September 15, 2017
    UN agencies warn conflict and climate change are undermining food security, causing chronic undernourishment and threatening to reverse years of progress The number of hungry people in the world has increased for the first time since the turn of the century, sparking concern that conflict and climate change could be reversing years of progress.In 2016, […]
    Karen McVeigh
  • Bill Gates: Don't expect charities to pick up the bill for Trump's sweeping aid cuts | Kate Hodal September 13, 2017
    Head of world’s largest private philanthropic organisation speaks out as report shows progress on reducing extreme poverty is under threatBill Gates has warned that organisations like his are “absolutely not” prepared to plug the yawning gaps in development aid that will result from funding cuts, including those proposed by President Trump.Speaking to the Guardian ahead […]
    Kate Hodal
  • Surviving without thriving – but all is not lost for the world's 'stunted' children | Lucy Lamble September 7, 2017
    About 159 million under-fives suffer impaired growth and brain development, but now a study is challenging the view that nothing can be done to help themStunting, an awkward term perhaps better suited to a bygone age, describes impaired growth and development from conception to the age of two. The word may seem dated, but the […]
    Lucy Lamble
  • Britain spent 'twice as much on overseas fossil fuels as renewables' August 11, 2017
    Nearly half of £6.1bn energy spending in developing countries from 2010-14 went on oil, coal and gas-fired schemes, data showsThe UK has spent more than twice as much overseas support on fossil fuels projects as on renewable ones so far this decade, according to research commissioned by the Catholic aid agency Cafod.The Overseas Development Institute, […]
    Arthur Neslen

RSS Sustainable Development Goals – UN

  • Wildlife conservation, sustainable development in spotlight at UN-backed conference October 23, 2017
    Unless the international community integrates wildlife conservation with sustainable development, it will not be able to protect the remaining animal species on Earth, the head of a United Nations-backed environmental treaty today said at the opening of a wildlife conference in the Philippines. The post Wildlife conservation, sustainable development in spotlight at UN-backed conference appeared […]
  • Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency October 20, 2017
    Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all. The post Cities and local policies key to […]
  • Africa’s rapid urbanization can drive industrialization, says new UN report October 19, 2017
    A United Nations report out Thursday makes concrete recommendations on how the right African policy framework can harness the continent's rapid urban transition to drive industrial development. The post Africa’s rapid urbanization can drive industrialization, says new UN report appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
  • Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report October 19, 2017
    More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed. The post Despite drop in […]
  • Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year October 18, 2017
    The conflict in Yemen – now into its third year – continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an already long list of bitter hardships including malnutrition, displacement and violence, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. The post Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters […]