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Ahead Of U.N. Summit, Opinion Pieces Continue To Address Various Aspects Of SDGs

The following opinion pieces address various aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the U.N. is expected to adopt. Huffington Post: New Paradigm for Partnerships Caitlin Burton, manager of institutional relations at the Grameen Foundation (9/24). Huffington Post: Stories of Progress Are Stories of Partnership Kathy Calvin, president and…

CFR Backgrounder Explores SDGs, MDGs

Council on Foreign Relations: Sustainable Development Goals In this CFR Backgrounder, Danielle Renwick, a copy editor and writer at CFR, outlines the SDGs, examines the differences between the SDGs and MDGs, and discusses MDG successes, SDG financing, goal monitoring, and SDG critiques (9/24).

WHO, Partners Set To Continue West African Ebola Response Into 2016

Associated Press: U.N. Ebola response now planned to continue into 2016 “…The World Health Organization and its humanitarian partners indicated Wednesday that Phase Three of their Ebola response would continue into 2016. Those activities include stopping transmission of Ebola, indicating more cases are anticipated…” (Larson, 9/23).

World Leaders Set To Approve Development Goals More Ambitious Than MDGs

Los Angeles Times: Leaders aim for sustainable development after Millennium goals success “After a decade of dramatic global health and economic advances, world leaders are set to adopt a sweeping agenda to eradicate extreme poverty and child mortality and spur efforts to slow climate change and preserve the environment. The…

Chinese Leader To Speak At U.N. Gender Equality Meeting, Irking Some Activists; U.N. Women Head Praises Nation’s Progress On Education, Health

Associated Press: Chinese Leader to Address U.N. on Gender Equality, Vexing Some “Chinese leader Xi Jinping will preside this weekend over a U.N. conference on gender equality, which some activists say is galling given China’s recent detentions of women’s rights activists and its history of stopping people from attending U.N.…

AP Examines U.N. At 70, Debate Over Future Structure, Mission

Associated Press: Syria, Ebola Failures Highlight U.N. Shortcomings “The worsening war in Syria, allegations of child sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers and the mishandling of the Ebola epidemic cast a spotlight on the inadequacies of the United Nations in a globalized world, operating with a power structure that hasn’t changed…

Bipartisan Support, Partnerships Will Help Advance U.S. Global Development Efforts

Huffington Post: Development Is a National Security Priority Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser “…Over the past six years, the United States has rallied the international community to promote food security and global health. We’ve made smarter use of our foreign-assistance money to catalyze investment from our partner governments around…

Ahead Of U.N. Summit, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of SDGs

The following opinion pieces address various aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the U.N. is expected to adopt at an upcoming summit. Devex: 7 steps toward sustainable development by 2030 Andrew Griffiths of Sightsavers U.K. and co-chair of Beyond 2015; Philipp Schönrock of CEPEI Colombia and co-chair of…

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