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U.N. Member States Should Commit To Accelerating Research To Improve LGBTI Health, Well-Being

Inter Press Service: Will the U.N. ‘Leave No One Behind’ and Improve LGBTI Health and Well-Being? Felicity Daly, global research coordinator for OutRight Action International “While there has been progress in researching the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and responding to certain emerging…

‘My Country First’ Policies Inhibiting Progress On SDGs, Report Says

Deutsche Welle: ‘My country first’ policy a threat to global goals — report “World leaders have been urged to strengthen efforts to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were agreed by 193 member states in 2015. The appeal was made in a report released on Thursday by…

U.N. Secretary General Outlines 8 Principles To Improve U.N. Development System

Inter Press Service: U.N. Needs a 21st Century Development System António Guterres, U.N. Secretary General “…The 2030 Agenda is our boldest agenda for humanity, and requires equally bold changes in the U.N. development system. … Yet we all know that the system is not functioning at its full potential. We…

New Report Offers Recommendations On Monitoring LGBTI Health Needs In 2030 Agenda

Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)/OutRight Action International: Agenda 2030 for LGBTI Health and Well-Being This joint report discusses how Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 is relevant to the specific health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and offers recommendations on how to effectively monitor…

Opinion Pieces Suggest Priorities For New WHO Director General

STAT: New WHO leader should focus on the crushing burden of noncommunicable diseases and injuries Gene Bukhman, cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, director of the Program in Global Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, and co-chair of The Lancet Commission on Reframing Non-communicable Diseases and Injuries…

July 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The July 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various issues, including universal health coverage, alcohol use, Zika, and maternal and child health care (July 2017).

AfDB Committed To Improving Water, Sanitation In Africa

Project Syndicate: Confronting Africa’s Water Challenge Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank “…Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria. These fragile areas now need the global community’s support. We need to…

Health, Development Of African Youth Key To Achieving SDGs On Continent

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Young people are key to a healthy future for Africa Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Africa has to look at how to harness the energy of its youth to create a health system that suits all. … The health and development of Africa’s adolescents is…

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