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People With Disabilities Must Be Engaged With SDGs To Encourage Global Equality

The Guardian: Sustainable Development Goals could signal a sea change for disabled people Polly Meeks, deputy director of policy and influencing at ADD International, and Rachele Tardi, Light for the World representative to the U.N. and a trustee of AbleChildAfrica “…As the world’s attention shifts to the implementation of the…

Strengthening Health Systems, Improving Workforce Critical In Preventing Future Disease Epidemics, Increasing Child Survival

CNN: Chelsea Clinton: The lurking threat to child survival Chelsea Clinton, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health at University of Edinburgh’s Medical School and board member of Save the Children…

Opinion Pieces Address SDGs’ Commitment To Ending Hunger

Huffington Post: Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime Greg Barrow, World Food Programme’s global media coordinator “…[T]he new Sustainable Development Goals demonstrate that addressing global hunger is everyone’s problem, and if we are really going to banish it, then everyone needs to play a role. … [I]f we really believe in…

U.N. Must Include Mental Health Indicators In SDGs

The Guardian: The United Nations must acknowledge that mental health is a development goal Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum and former U.S. representative to Rhode Island, and Kathleen M. Pike, professor of psychology and director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University “…The United Nations…

Nations Must Implement Behavior Change Campaigns To Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Usage

Project Syndicate: Using Antibiotics Wisely Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance “…According to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, which I chair, drug-resistant infections kill at least 700,000 people every year. By 2050, if nothing is done to address the problem,…

Ending Hepatitis Requires Galvanizing Global Efforts To Control Disease

Devex: Putting an end to global health’s ‘silent killer’ Gottfried Hirnschall, director of the WHO’s HIV/AIDS Department and the Global Hepatitis Program “…[T]o make a real difference [in reducing infections and deaths from hepatitis], it will be critical to establish the sort of global political commitment that has built up…

Young People Must Engage In Humanitarian Action For More Resilient Future

Huffington Post: Young People on Frontlines of Humanitarian Response Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of UNFPA “…If young people are more engaged in humanitarian action, it is more likely that their needs and rights will be addressed. … We can no longer afford to leave young people behind. It is time…

Accountability To SDGs Vital For Future Generations

Huffington Post: An Open Letter to the Generation That Will Grow Up With the Sustainable Development Goals Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF “…When world leaders come together this month, they will be doing more than agreeing to 17 goals. They will be coming together in common commitment to the…

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