SDGs

2015 in pictures: a review of some of the year’s major developments

Looking back at the year 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summed it up in two words: “breakthrough and horror.”

Private sector key to reaching new global development goals

Efforts are underway to ensure private businesses are leveraged for the achievement of the new global development goals, or SDGs.

World leaders agreed the 17 goals at the UN in September.

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Sustainable industrialization “key driver” of Agenda 2030

Industrial development, which is both sustainable and inclusive, will be crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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World on “Fast Track” to end AIDS by 2030

Although the number of people receiving treatment for HIV has doubled over the past five years, the UN is pushing to make sure even more people can access these life-saving services.

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Women and children most affected by global corruption

Women and children around the world suffer the “poisonous” effects of corruption the most.

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Combating corruption essential to implement SDGs

Corruption is an obstacle to progress and prosperity and holds back development, according to the UN.

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Unique initiative helps spread the word about new global goals

A train known as the UN70 Belarus Express is helping to spread the word about the new Sustainable Development Goals (

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Social protection breaking cycle of rural poverty

Social protection is emerging as a critical tool in the drive to end hunger, although the vast majority of the world’s rural poor are yet to be covered.

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Shipping news hails change for developing nations

A significant drop in the cost of global shipping in the last 20 years has not been passed on to developing countries, despite the fact that they are driving the world’s economy, UN economists said Tuesday.

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Leaders encouraged to “Step It Up for Gender Equality”

There can be no sustainable future if half the world’s population lacks equal rights, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The UN chief is urging world leaders to make gender equality a global priority to achieve his vision of “a 50:50 Planet by 2030.”

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