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U.N. Officials, Health Agency Urge More Action On Commitments To Reach Global Goals

U.N. News Centre: U.N. officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals
“Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the ‘ambitious and transformative’ development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles, and unforeseen setbacks in today’s turbulent world, the U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson [Monday] declared … at the opening of a three-day ministerial meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at U.N. Headquarters in New York…” (7/18).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency urges speeding up efforts on noncommunicable diseases
“Governments must make greater efforts to protect people from heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and lung disease — the leading causes of death among the elderly — the United Nations health agency [Monday] said. Without greater effort, the majority of countries will also fail to meet their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of reducing premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one-third. The findings come from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global survey, ‘Assessing national capacity for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases’…” (7/18).

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