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  • Zika and health cuts blamed for rise in baby death rates in Brazil July 17, 2018
    Increase is a blow for country once lauded for improvements in child health, as figures worsen for first time since 1990The number of children dying in their first year of life has risen in Brazil for the first time since 1990.It’s a worrying setback for a country once seen as a model of poverty reduction. […]
    Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
  • Buzzwords and tortuous impact studies won't fix a broken aid system | 15 leading economists July 16, 2018
    Fifteen leading economists, including three Nobel winners, argue that the many billions of dollars spent on aid can do little to alleviate poverty while we fail to tackle its root causes Development efforts over the past few decades have not been as effective as promised.Global poverty remains intractable: more than 4 billion people live on […]
    Guardian Staff
  • 'I'm tired of the suffering': how poverty-stricken families struggle to survive in Nigeria | Isaac Linus July 16, 2018
    Families living on £1.50 a day or less tell of the hardships of life in the oil-rich nation, which now has the greatest concentration of extreme poverty Nkechi John, 39, lives in a single room with her four children and husband, who is a welder. Their daily lives are fairly typical of people in poverty […]
    Isaac Abrak in Abuja
  • Home Office under fire over ‘muddled’ strategy on slavery that fails victims May 23, 2018
    Resignation of anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland prompts scrutiny of Theresa May’s flagship policyAnti-trafficking campaigners have accused the Home Office of a “muddled and inconsistent” strategy over modern slavery that is failing its victims, following the resignation of Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner.Kevin Hyland, appointed by Theresa May when she was home secretary, stepped down last week […]
    Karen McVeigh
  • Street Child World Cup: 'I lived on a train, surviving on leftover food' | Jo Griffin May 18, 2018
    More than 200 young people from across the world headed for Moscow in advance of the World Cup to play football and speak out on street children’s rightsFor three boys in the Kenyan team, taking part in the Street Child World Cup in Moscow has meant swapping their prison shirts for football kit. The teenagers […]
    Jo Griffin in Moscow

RSS Sustainable Development Goals – UN

  • Commitment for a sustainable world July 19, 2018
    Political leaders and representatives of civil society gathered for three days at the United Nations in New York to push for further implementation of sustainable development. The post Commitment for a sustainable world appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
  • ‘Embed the essence of 2030 Agenda into everything,’ UN chief urges at close of Global Goals forum July 19, 2018
    As the eight-day High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) drew to a close on Wednesday, the United Nations chief called on everyone to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for “prosperity and peace on a healthy planet.” The post ‘Embed the essence of 2030 Agenda into everything,’ UN chief urges at close of Global […]
  • Progress has been made, but ‘not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs’: UN ECOSOC President July 17, 2018
    One week after zeroing-in on how to build sustainable, resilient societies, key players from around the world debated on Monday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, how to keep up the momentum to turn the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into a reality. Speaking at the opening of the major ministerial meeting of the […]
    Vesna Blazhevska
  • UN forum sees growing momentum to advance sustainable development, calls for more accelerated action to meet 2030 deadline July 16, 2018
    16 July, New York – Support for the bold 2030 Sustainable Development agenda remains very strong, but resource mobilization and policy development still need to be significantly scaled up to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), leaders told a major UN forum to promote sustainable development. More than 100 ministers, joined by mayors, business and […]
  • SDG Media Zone: Sustainable Cities Update July 13, 2018
    We discuss the role of cities in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the head of UN-HABITAT. The post SDG Media Zone: Sustainable Cities Update appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
    Ariel Alexovich