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UNFPA Acting Director Natalia Kanem Discusses Demographic Dividend, Reaching SDGs In IPS Interview

Inter Press Service: “The Time is Now” to Invest in Youth, Girls “…The U.N. Population Fund’s (UNFPA) new acting Executive Director Natalia Kanem, who assumed her new role after the unexpected death of former Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin, sat down with IPS to discuss the issues, challenges, and goals towards…

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New Report Offers Recommendations On How To Make SDG 3 More Inclusive For LGBTI People

NBC News: New Report Provides U.N. With Global LGBTQ Health Recommendations “A new report issued by two human rights organizations seeks to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world. … The paper includes a series of nine recommendations for making…

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Christian Science Monitor Series Examines African Nations’ Food Security Challenges, Efforts To Strengthen Community Resilience

Christian Science Monitor: In Ethiopia, model drought defenses are put to the test “The country’s booming capital, Addis Ababa, sits in stark contrast to rural areas struggling against two severe droughts in three years. But innovative aid has helped farming communities manage the crisis…” (Brown, 7/24). Christian Science Monitor: Madagascar…

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‘Menstrual Leave’ Policies Ignite Debate Over Women’s Rights, Gender Equality

New York Times: In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain “…[The digital media company Culture Machine] is one of a handful of private Indian companies to have started such [‘menstrual leave’] policies in recent months. Menstrual leaves are recognized in few other countries, among them Japan, Taiwan,…

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Community-Led Development Key To Building Resilience

Christian Science Monitor: The bounty that heads off famine Editorial Board “…The idea of community-led development has now blossomed worldwide. The change can be seen in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Not only has the U.N. set a goal to end persistent hunger…

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U.N. SG Guterres Seeks To Reform Organization To Enable More Progress On SDGs

Christian Science Monitor: A disrupter at U.N.: Can new chief shake up bureaucracy to speed progress? “António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades. … Still, Mr. Guterres, the…

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Country Leadership, Globalism Vital To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

STAT: To achieve universal health care, we need country leadership and globalism Seth Berkley, chief executive officer of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO “…Both country leadership and globalism are needed to [achieve universal health coverage] … Universal health coverage is first and…

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International Food Standards Play Key Role In Ending Hunger, Promoting Economic Growth

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Acting together for food safety Roberto Azevêdo, director general of the World Trade Organization, and José Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. “…[I]nternational food standards play a key role in protecting human health, the environment, consumers’ interests, and international…

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Devex Examines U.N. Estimates Of Cost To Reach Health-Related SDGs

Devex: Here’s how much is needed to meet SDGs’ global health targets by 2030 “In its newest estimates, published this week, the World Health Organization has predicted that low- and middle-income countries will require an additional $134 billion per year between now and 2025 to reach health-related targets under the…

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Least-Developed Nations, Donors Must Explore Innovative Financing Options, U.N. Report Says

Devex: Poorest countries need new ways to finance SDGs, U.N. report says “The second-annual checkup on the Sustainable Development Goals wrapped up at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday with a warning that growth and foreign assistance in the world’s poorest countries is not enough for them to collectively reach…

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