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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

  • CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Climate-proofing Timor-Leste November 17, 2018
    A new generation of green infrastructure which boosts the local economy, ensures water supplies and protects the environment is being built in Timor-Leste thanks to the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Read Full Story on UN News The post CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Climate-proofing Timor-Leste appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
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  • CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Climate-proofing Timor-Leste November 17, 2018
    A new generation of green infrastructure which boosts the local economy, ensures water supplies and protects the environment is being built in Timor-Leste thanks to the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Read Full Story on UN News The post CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Climate-proofing Timor-Leste appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
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  • CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Climate-proofing Timor-Leste November 17, 2018
    A new generation of green infrastructure which boosts the local economy, ensures water supplies and protects the environment is being built in Timor-Leste thanks to the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Read Full Story on UN News The post CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Climate-proofing Timor-Leste appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.
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  • First UN Congress to Explore Ways to Use Geospatial Information to fight poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals November 17, 2018
    New York, 16 November– To advance the innovative use of new technologies in data collection and mapping for sustainable development, more than 1,500 representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutions, industry, and the private sector will gather in Deqing, China for the first United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress, set to kick [...] […]
    Vesna Blazhevska
  • Help build vulnerable island States’ resilience to extreme weather, urges senior UN official November 16, 2018
    With Small Island Developing States (SIDS) bearing the brunt of economic losses from climate change, making them more resilient to extreme weather events must be a priority, said Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), speaking at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Read Full Story on UN News […]
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