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Devex Previews Issues To Be Discussed At U.N. General Assembly, Global Goals Week, Features Interview With SG Guterres

Devex: 5 stories to watch during the U.N. General Assembly in New York
“The 73rd United Nations General Assembly is officially underway, and Global Goals Week is just around the corner. … Devex will be on the scene throughout the week, breaking down the biggest stories from the United Nations, to Bloomberg’s Global Business Forum, to the World Economic Forum, Concordia’s Annual Summit — and a wide array of side events tackling everything from universal health care to Secretary-General António Guterres’ U.N. reform agenda. And of course Donald Trump. Here are just a few of the stories we’ll be watching as Global Goals Week kicks off…” (Igoe, 9/20).

Devex: As UNGA kicks off, Guterres calls for urgency
“To kick off Devex’s United Nations General Assembly coverage, I spoke Wednesday with … U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. … For Guterres, who ascended to one of the world’s most influential leadership roles in a precarious time, a big part of his own legacy will center on how much — or how little — progress is made on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate agenda during his tenure. Guterres told me, ‘we are not doing enough’ on either count. We are slipping behind due to a lack of ‘political will,’ he said…” (Kumar, 9/21).