SDGs

News in Brief 13 December 2017 (AM)

Half the world lacks access to “essential health services”

At least half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services, with around 100 million people forced to live in “extreme poverty” due to the cost of health care.

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News in Brief 12 December 2017 (PM)

Align financial investments with climate objectives: UN Secretary-General

Finance will be the “decisive factor” between winning or losing the battle against climate change.

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Sustainable fashion leader pins hope on humanitarian values

Changing the fashion industry and making it more aware of global humanitarian and environmental concerns, demands expertise, and above all, passion.

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'Overlooked' Zakat could unlock billions in new SDG funding: UNDP

Islam’s mandatory system of charitable giving, known as Zakat, could unlock billions of dollars needed for the world to reach the 2030 Sustain

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“Wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of old & young vital to SDGs

The “wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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All SDGs contain an “environmental component”: UNEP deputy chief

Understanding the link between fighting poverty and preserving natural resources is key to achieving development that benefits both people and the planet.

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UN Gender Focus: women's role in peace in Africa, women empowerment in India and UK student fights for gender equality

UN deputy chief underscores women’s role in peace, security in Africa

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Countryside food producers suffering most from poverty

Farmers producing 80 per cent of the world’s food are suffering the most from poverty and malnutrition, according to the deputy chief of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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