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World Off Track To Meet Some Food-Related SDGs, Asia-Pacific To Miss All Targets, High-Level Forum On Sustainable Development Hears At Close

U.N. News: World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition
“Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are ‘off-track,’ the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment in farming. … In a new report focusing on Goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 6 (Clean Water And Sanitation), 14 (Life Below Water), and 15 (Life On Land), the agency also warns of unsuccessful efforts to make farming sustainable, as well as the long-term management of land and ocean-based resources…” (7/18).

U.N. News: Asia and Pacific on course to miss all Sustainable Development Goals, says U.N. region chief
“Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals of the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the executive secretary of the U.N. regional commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told U.N. News at the organization’s headquarters on Wednesday…” (7/18).

U.N. News: ‘Stay together and step up’ action to meet Global Goals, ECOSOC President tells development forum
“We can realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 ‘if we all stay together and step up our actions,’ Inga Rhonda King, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), said on Thursday. ‘Even though the global picture is mixed,’ she stated during the closing of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), ‘we have made encouraging progress, sometimes despite political and other headwinds’…” (7/18).