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Ending Hunger By 2030 Possible With Political, Moral Will, Strategic Action

Inter Press Service: Ending Hunger by 2030? This is Possible Rod Brooks, CEO of Rise Against Hunger “…[Y]es — ending hunger is possible. … We are on such a trajectory to end hunger that the United Nations established Sustainable Development Goal #2 — to achieve food security and improved nutrition,…

Financial Times Features Series Of Articles On Investing In Girls, Gender Equality

Financial Times: Girls: The Path to Gender Equality “Investing in girls and narrowing the gender gap brings a ‘triple benefit’ to society,” the series summary says. Highlights from the series include the following articles, among others: Financial Times: Why invest in teenage girls? “The economic argument is compelling: adolescence is…

Pharmaceutical Industry, Governments Should Work Together To Achieve UHC By 2030

Devex: Opinion: Adversity is the mother of invention Thomas B. Cueni, director general of IFPMA “…The innovative pharmaceutical industry, through both new medicines and partnerships, is helping to move the compass needle [toward achieving universal health coverage by 2030]. … Our core business is innovation. … To boost research, we…

‘Power Of Technology’ Can Help Achieve SDGs

Devex: Opinion: Why technology will power SDG success Ernest Darkoh and John Sargent, co-founders of BroadReach “…To reach the 2030 [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] finish line having achieved the goals, the development industry — NGOs, donors, governments, and the private sector — must fully embrace the transformative power of technology:…

Businesses Have Role To Play In Addressing Climate Change, Achieving SDGs

Washington Post: My company’s carbon footprint is the size of a small country. We need to act. Stephen Badger, chair of Mars Inc. “…One of the key characteristics of the Paris agreement is that it extends beyond governments to engage businesses. … [P]eople often asked me if there really is…

Global Task Force On Cholera Control Develops ‘Bold Vision’ For Cholera Eradication

The Lancet: Cholera: ending a 50-year pandemic Editorial Board “… In response to [the threat of cholera], the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), has brought together representatives from cholera-affected countries, donors, and technical experts to develop a Global Roadmap to 2030. … The novelty of the GTFCC eradication…

Politics, Inequities Present Barriers To Achieving SDGs

Project Syndicate: Politics in the Way of Progress J. Bradford DeLong, professor at the University of California at Berkeley and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research “There are 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to tackle problems including poverty, hunger, disease, inequality, climate change,…

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