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High Level Political Forum on the SDGs

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Tony Blair on the SDGs: Educate youth to banish ‘barriers of prejudice’

Polarization and divisive language could be a major impediment to reaching the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the world needs to prioritize youth education to reach targets by 2030.

That’s from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who also previously served as envoy for the Middle East Quartet, which includes the UN. He sat down with Dan Thomas, who heads up communications for the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, at the recent UN Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.


“Revitalized” partnership for Sustainable Development “is needed”

A revitalized global partnership to meet the challenges of implementing the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is needed.

That’s the view of the Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), addressing the opening of the High Level Political Forum on the SDGs at UN Headquarters.

Matt Wells reports.

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