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Current Rate Of Progress On MDGs Must At Least Double To Meet Some SDGs, ODI Report Shows

The Guardian: ‘Revolution needed’ for world to meet sustainable development goals “…The London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has chosen one key target in each of the 17 policy areas, and believes that more than half of them will be missed without what it calls a ‘revolution’: at least a doubling,…

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SDG Successes Lie In Rejuvenating Global Partnerships, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Global partnership needs ‘rejuvenation’ to achieve new sustainable development agenda — U.N. report “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) achieved significant progress over the past 15 years, but persistent gaps in official development assistance and insufficient access to markets, affordable medicines, and new technologies have highlighted the need…

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Rural Populations Key To Sustainable Development, Need Opportunities

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: It’s about rural people Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) “…The 17 new [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] offer the promise that we can do what has never been done before: ensure a decent life for…

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New Global Partnership To Foster Sustainable Development ‘Data Revolution’

Project Syndicate: The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals; Shaida Badiee, managing director and co-founder of Open Data Watch; Robert Chen, director of the Center…

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Global Community Should Take Precautions Against Potential MERS Outbreaks

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: MERS — an uncertain future Editorial Board “…A recent WHO report stated that ‘WHO expects that … [MERS] cases will continue to be exported to other countries.’ If export were to a country with a weak health infrastructure, a much larger outbreak than was seen in…

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World Meets Malaria MDG But Disease Remains Acute Problem In Some Regions, U.N. Report Says

News outlets continue to highlight findings from a U.N. report showing the world has met the Millennium Development Goal on malaria. International Business Times: Malaria Death Rates Decreased In The Past 15 Years, But Some Regions Still Hurt More Than Others: Report “…In 2000, malaria killed almost 840,000 people worldwide,…

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Kenya, UNAIDS Launch New Database To Track Progress On HIV/AIDS

News outlets report on the launch of a new database in Kenya to track progress on HIV/AIDS. Standard Digital: President Uhuru Kenyatta launches digital platform to manage HIV/AIDS “The war against HIV/AIDS got a boost following the launch of a digital application on Thursday. … The system dubbed ‘The Kenya…

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SDGs Signal Shift In Development Spending, Results, The Economist Reports

The Economist: The Sustainable Development Goals: Beyond handouts “…[T]he SDGs are part of an important shift in thinking about development that is making it both more ambitious and more realistic. … Unwieldy as they are, they are not just a call for more handouts. The MDGs were meant to create…

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Community Health Workers’ Efforts Showing Progress To Reduce Child Mortality In Niger

Agence France-Presse: Niger health workers in relentless fight to save children “…In 1990, the infant mortality rate [in Niger] was 326 per 1,000 live births — ‘the highest in the world,’ says UNICEF’s Chetima Moustapha — but this figure has fallen almost threefold in the past 25 years. … ‘This…

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U.N. Prepares To Adopt Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Lancet: U.N. set to change the world with new development goals “Lack of ambition is not something the U.N. can be accused of these days. Over the past three years it has been preparing to ‘transform the world’ between now and 2030. On Aug 1, it launched the Agenda…

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