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U.N. High-Level Political Forum, Secretary General’s Report Examine Global Progress On SDGs, Call For Accelerated Efforts

Devex: Indigenous leaders lament disconnect between SDG indicators and reality at U.N.
“An annual review of the Sustainable Development Goals is underway at the United Nation’s high-level political forum in New York — but indigenous leaders attending the summit stressed the need to look beyond the U.N. for an accurate take on the health, environmental, and poverty challenges facing some of the world’s most vulnerable people…” (Lieberman, 7/17).

Inter Press Service: How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically
“…Forty-four countries came together in a series of high-level political forum meetings to assess their standing and discuss their challenges in the fight to achieve the 2030 universal goals — such as eradication of poverty and hunger…” (Majumdar, 7/17).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Progress too slow on global goals for sustainable development, U.N. says
“Progress is not moving fast enough to meet an ambitious set of global goals to conquer poverty, inequality, and other international woes by a 2030 deadline, slowed largely by growing war and violence, the United Nations said on Monday. Advances have been few and uneven in reducing conflict and promoting gender equality, sustainable energy, infrastructure, and other key areas, the U.N. said in a report assessing the pace of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…” (Wulfhorst, 7/17).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
“… ‘Implementation has begun, but the clock is ticking,’ stated [U.N. Secretary-General António] Guterres. ‘This report shows that the rate of progress in many areas is far slower than needed to meet the targets by 2030’…” (7/17).

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