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Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of SDG Adoption, Implementation, Funding

Devex: With sights set firmly on SDGs, let’s push for wider adoption of best practices Albina du Boisrouvray, founder and president emerita of FXB “…Wider knowledge sharing in the humanitarian community is a must, if we want to speed up the process of lifting millions of people from extreme poverty.…

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Next U.N. Secretary General Should Be Qualified Woman Who Can Lead On Food Security

Huffington Post: The Next U.N. Secretary General: An Experienced Woman to Foster Global Food Security Dan Glickman, former congressman and secretary of agriculture “…The future of [the U.N.’s Zero Hunger Challenge], and of humanitarian responses to food-related crises generally, should be on world leaders’ minds in choosing a new U.N.…

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Higher Tobacco Taxes Should Be More Widely Implemented

Project Syndicate: Taxing Tobacco Oleg Chestnov, assistant director general of the WHO noncommunicable diseases and mental health program, and Tim Evans, senior director of health, nutrition, and population global practice at the World Bank Group “…According to the latest WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, levying taxes on tobacco…

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Tobacco Taxation Can Reduce Smoking, Raise Public Revenues But Remains Underutilized Public Health Tool

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Tobacco Tax: A Win-win Measure for Public Health Jean Paullin, program officer for the tobacco initiative at the Gates Foundation, and Amy Jerrett, associate program officer with the program advocacy and communications team at the foundation, discuss the WHO’s recently released “Report on…

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Much Progress Made On MDGs But Challenges Remain, U.N.’s Final Assessment Shows

News outlets report on the U.N.’s final assessment of the Millennium Development Goals. The Guardian: U.N.: 15-year push ends extreme poverty for a billion people “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have driven ‘the most successful anti-poverty movement in history’ and brought more than a billion people out of extreme penury,…

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U.N.’s Ban Highlights Civil Society’s Growing Role In Responding To Humanitarian Crises

U.N. News Centre: At Oslo forum, Ban warns capacity to meet humanitarian needs under ‘unprecedented strain’ “The capacity of the United Nations and its partners to meet humanitarian needs is under ‘unprecedented strain,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned [Monday] at a forum in Oslo, Norway, where he highlighted the critical role…

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Oral Vaccine, WASH Efforts Effective Tools To Control Cholera Outbreaks

Healthline News: Cholera Risk Remains High Today, but Vaccine Can Control Epidemic “In spite of an estimated three million to five million cases of cholera each year in the world, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are confident this potentially deadly disease can be controlled. The fight against cholera…

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Increasing Tobacco Taxes Can Help Curb Global Epidemic, WHO Report Says

VOA News: WHO: Raising Taxes on Tobacco Can Save Lives “The World Health Organization is calling for governments to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. A new WHO report presents strong evidence that increasing taxes is one of the best ways to help curb the global tobacco epidemic…”…

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WHO, Humanitarian Systems Unprepared To Deal With Global Health Emergencies, Independent Review Panel Chair Says

BBC News: WHO ‘unfit for health emergencies’ “The World Health Organization (WHO) lacks the ‘capacity and culture’ to deal with global health emergencies, says the chair of a new independent report on Ebola. Dame Barbara Stocking says WHO failed in its handling of the deadly disease outbreak, which has killed…

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Ebola Could Continue To Flare-Up In West Africa, U.N. Envoy Says; Affected Nations Need $700M To Rebuild Health Systems

The Guardian: U.N. special envoy says Ebola flare-ups could continue for some time “The new Ebola outbreak in Liberia last week was not unexpected, and more like it may occur, according to the U.N. special envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro. The 17-year-old whose death [last week] signaled the outbreak…

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