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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 […]
    Rebecca Ratcliffe
  • 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 […]
    Haoliang Xu
  • 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

  • African Policymakers Highlight Opportunities of National Climate Plans March 22, 2019
    Africa Climate Week formally closed today, concluding a five-day programme of events in Accra – all of which have been hosted by the Government of the Republic of Ghana in the city’s International Conference Center. The post African Policymakers Highlight Opportunities of National Climate Plans appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
  • Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse their destruction March 22, 2019
    The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges on Thursday, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation. Read Full Story on UN News The post Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse […]
  • More children killed by unsafe water, than bullets, says UNICEF chief March 22, 2019
    A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March. Read Full Story on UN News The post More children killed by unsafe water, than […]
  • ‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up March 21, 2019
    “Urgent and sustained funding” for a Government-led response to what is now a “massive and protracted” humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, said the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN relief chief on Thursday. Read Full Story on UN News The post ‘Massive and protracted’ […]
  • UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as Cyclone Idai disaster unfolds March 21, 2019
    As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency food, shelter, water and health care supplies to hundreds-of-thousands who have been affected across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Read Full Story on UN News The post UN allocates […]