ODI Report Says More Action Needed To Implement SDGs; U.N. High-Level Forum To Meet This Week To Discuss Global Goals

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Urgency needed over U.N. goals to slash global poverty, inequality — think tank
“A global commitment to combat extreme poverty and inequality agreed in a blaze of publicity last year needs to be put into action before it is too late, a U.K.-based think tank on development and humanitarian issues warned on Monday. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) warned in a report that slow implementation of the U.N.’s global goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), would stall advances against rising global inequality…” (Silverstein, 7/11).

U.N. News Centre: Interview: Sustainable Development Goals must be owned by everyone, says senior U.N. official
“Ahead of [this] week’s United Nations High-Level Political Forum, Assistant Secretary-General Thomas Gass talks about sustainable development, leaving no one behind, and why this time ‘it’s for real.’ … In an interview with the U.N. News Centre, Mr. Gass described the Political Forum as ‘a space once a year where Member States and also the population can see how we are moving on the Sustainable Development Goals and take corrective measures to really achieve them within the next 15 years’…” (7/8).