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World right to have expectations for new development goals

People around the world have the right to have high expectations for the new development goals that are being finalized at the United Nations in New York this week.

That’s according to the UN, Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson.

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Electricity essential for live-saving health care

One of the key aims of the new development goals that have been agreed by the international community is to make sure that people across the world have access to energy.

In the health sector a stable electricity supply is essential to care for patients.

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South African orphan commits to helping others

A 17-year old orphan from South Africa says he was inspired by former President Nelson Mandela to follow his dream of helping disadvantaged people in his country.

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Women’s economic participation critical to sustainable development

A lack of investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment has created barriers to achieving global development goals, according to the UN Secretary-General.

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