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Global Community Must Make More Effort To Reach SDGs, ODI/IRC Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Red flags raised as global pact to improve the world hits third year
“Many countries will fail to end hunger, educate all children, or offer better lives to stem migration by 2030 without major world efforts to achieve a set of global goals that marked their third anniversary on Tuesday, experts said. A report by aid group the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and U.K. think tank Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said 82 percent of fragile and conflict-affected nations were off track for the goals agreed at a star-studded event in 2015…” (Goldsmith, 9/25).

Washington Post: Leaders pledged to greatly reduce poverty by 2030. In some places, deprivation may only get worse.
“…The report said that at this point, on average, only 35 percent of low- and middle-income countries are on track to achieve certain goals on time. Fragile states are falling even further behind, with only 18 percent on track. And those most at risk of further suffering are displaced people, who are already the most vulnerable. Many of them may have fled their homes only to end up in another state facing conflict. … By 2030, deprivation in some places could get much worse, the report predicted…” (O’Grady, 9/25).

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