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World Off Track To Meet Some Food-Related SDGs, Asia-Pacific To Miss All Targets, High-Level Forum On Sustainable Development Hears At Close

U.N. News: World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition “Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are ‘off-track,’ the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment in farming.…

‘Fair And Sustainable’ Transformative Change Needed To Achieve SDGs, U.N. SG Says In Opening Address At High-Level Meeting

U.N. News: Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts’ to ensure sustainable development, says U.N. chief “The world’s people are demanding ‘transformative change that is fair and sustainable,’ Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key…

World Must Continue To Work Toward Realizing Sexual, Reproductive, Human Rights Of Women, U.N. SG Says In Speech Marking 25th Anniversary Of Cairo Conference

U.N. News: 25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights,’ says U.N. chief “Many women and girls ‘still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being, and human rights,’ Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday convened to mark the 25th…

Private Sector Must Play Role In Ensuring Gender Equality

Devex: Opinion: Using the power of the private sector to deliver on gender equality Mary-Ann Etiebet, lead and executive director of MSD for Mothers, and Anna Van Acker, president and managing director at Merck Canada Inc. “…All of us recognize that when women are healthy, productive, and active, the effect…

Devex Discusses Regional Global Health Security Capacity, Support With Several Experts

Devex: 3 global health leaders outline their health security visions “…Within Africa and the Pacific, leaders are emerging to encourage greater action on the issue of health security within their regions. At the 2019 Global Health Security conference in Sydney, Australia, last month, the message was clear that the world…

Opinion Piece Discusses SheDecides Movement

Devex: Opinion: How to build a SRHR movement Robin Gorna, writer, advocate, strategist, and former lead of SheDecides support team “…Here are some of the lessons learned from those early days [of the SheDecides movement]. As the strategy emerged, champions debated whether the movement should focus principally on bad policies…

Science Vital To Achieving SDGs, U.N. Development Forum Hears

U.N. News: Science is ‘key’ to pushing forward the 2030 Agenda, U.N. development forum told “The implementation, follow-up, and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was front and center at the United Nations on Thursday as the third day of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)…