U.N. SG Guterres Calls For Global Community To Mobilize To Achieve Stalled SDGs

IPS: As Climate Crisis Worsens & Poverty Rises, U.N. Appears Off-Track on Development Agenda
“The two key goals in the U.N.’s development agenda are the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger by 2030. But most of the world’s developing nations, currently fighting a losing battle against rising poverty and hunger — and suffering from the devastating impact of climate change — are likely to miss the deadline for most of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the latest report by Secretary-General António Guterres…” (Deen, 9/18).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: World leaders to take stock of ‘faltering’ global goals
“The world is decades behind schedule to achieve ambitious goals to fight poverty, inequality, and other ills, development experts warned on Wednesday, as global leaders prepared to meet to weigh their progress. The high-level summit in New York next week will be the first to focus on the Sustainable Development Goals since they were adopted by the United Nations four years ago…” (Wulfhorst, 9/18).

U.N. News: U.N. summits to urge ‘ambition and action’ on climate change, sustainable development: Guterres
“…For U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, there is no time to lose in the face of climate change, rising inequality, increasing hatred and intolerance; and what he described as an ‘alarming’ number of peace and security challenges. ‘The biggest challenge that leaders and institutions face is to show people we care — and to mobilize solutions that respond to people’s anxieties with answers. The upcoming high-level week is designed to do precisely that,’ he told journalists in New York on Wednesday…” (9/18).