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  • Merkel calls for international unity in the face of global health threats October 17, 2018
    German chancellor tells world health summit that states must cooperate in battle against disease and epidemicsAngela Merkel has urged countries to work together in the fight against global health threats, warning that disease and epidemics are security risks that do not respect national borders.Addressing international health experts in Berlin, the German chancellor acknowledged that global […]
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  • More than three million Australians living in poverty, Acoss report reveals October 16, 2018
    Peak welfare body calls for overhaul of employment services and at least two days a week of subsidised early childhood carePoverty has become a consistent feature of Australian life, with millions still living below the breadline despite 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth, the Australian Council of Social Service says.A vital circuit-breaker is needed, including […]
    Gareth Hutchens
  • Could this be the start of the end of world poverty? | Kevin Watkins October 9, 2018
    The ‘human capital project’ doesn’t sound exciting – but its launch this week in Bali is a key moment Three years ago the world lined up behind an ambitious set of targets – the sustainable development goals – for 2030. The checklist included the eradication of extreme poverty, ending preventable child deaths and delivering quality […]
    Kevin Watkins
  • The Thailand cave rescue points the way to a more unified global future October 3, 2018
    The sustainable development agenda is about leaving no one behind – a principle perfectly illustrated, says the UN’s Haoliang Xu, by the collective effort that saved a dozen boysOn Friday, the curtain fell on the UN general assembly in New York. Attended by many of the world’s leaders, the gathering addressed delegates in high-level general […]
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  • Are we finally waking up to the threat from the world’s deadliest infectious disease? | Nick Herbert September 27, 2018
    The UN’s first High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis is a positive step – the way TB has been neglected is a scandalImagine if the World Health Organization announced that a new, highly infectious airborne disease would claim 1.6 million lives over the next year. With no vaccine and a lengthy treatment regimen, the development of lethal, […]
    Nick Herbert

RSS Sustainable Development Goals – UN

  • Iran: women hunger strikers entitled to medical care, UN rights experts urge January 16, 2019
    A group of six independent United Nations rights experts called on Iran Wednesday to urgently provide Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi access to appropriate health care, and reiterated calls for their immediate release, as they continue a hunger strike in protest. Read Full Story on UN News The post Iran: women hunger strikers entitled to […]
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  • More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet January 16, 2019
    Many countries are failing to protect and promote the interests of all their people – despite pledging to do so in 2016 – the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday. The post More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
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  • Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN January 15, 2019
    Revitalizing the United Nations to “strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order” tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN Member States on Tuesday. The post Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
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  • ‘Historic’ moment: Palestine takes reins of UN coalition of developing countries January 15, 2019
    Acknowledging “a long road ahead” on the United Nations ambitious agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Tuesday “the historic leadership of the state of Palestine” as the new Chair of the Group of 77’s (G77). The post ‘Historic’ moment: Palestine takes reins of UN coalition of developing countries appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
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  • SDG Media Compact Exclusive Interview with Liniker, UN Free and Equal Brazil Equality Champion January 15, 2019
    UN Free & Equal Brazil Equality Champion and LGBTI activist Liniker calls on the rights of the LGBTI community to be respected, saying that “we are a part of humanity, and this must be acknowledged.” The post SDG Media Compact Exclusive Interview with Liniker, UN Free and Equal Brazil Equality Champion appeared first on United […]
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