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Experts offer path to attainment of SDGs by 2030
The Guardian, July 20, 2020
Ahead of the 2030 date for the attainment of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stakeholders in the critical sectors of the economy have been urged to collaborate for Nigeria to achieve the feat.
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Nigeria Receives $890m from Global Fund to Tackle HIV, Malaria
This Day, July 22, 2020
The federal government has received $890 million as grants from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
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FAO seeks $1.2 billion to kickstart COVID–19 response
Premium Times, July 17, 2020
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said it is calling for an initial investment fund of $1.2 billion to support the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, so as to scale up the fight of preventing a global food emergency crisis during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tallen assures FG’s commitment to end violence against women, children
Sundiata Post, July 16, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to inaugurate an Inter-Ministerial Gender-Based Violence Management Committee to address all forms of violence against women and children in Nigeria.
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IFAD invests €77.7 million in Niger for food and nutrition security and climate change resilience
Relief Web, July 20, 2020
The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) today announced a new project that will boost support for about 210,000 poor rural households in Niger that are vulnerable to climate shocks and food insecurity.
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Global News
UN Gathering to Call for Robust and Urgent Actions to Advance Gender Equality
Indepth News, July 18, 2020
Twenty-five years after its adoption the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, member states and observers, civil society organizations, gender equality leaders, CEOs, and heads of academia will gather virtually on July 21 in a multi-stakeholder hearing.
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African Countries Are Leading on Climate Action as Developed Countries Fall Behind: SDG Report 2020
Global Citizen, July 20, 2020
Dozens of developing nations across the globe have achieved the targets for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action — reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in climate resilience — while developed countries remain far behind.
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Coronavirus: World off track in meeting 2030 Agenda, UN deputy chief warns, calls for solidarity in COVID-19 recovery
The Guardian, July 17, 2020
The world was off track in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, even before the COVID-19 crisis erupted, but can get back on course by increasing investment in public services.
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HLPF 2020 - Progress in Africa Insufficient to Meet Ambitious 2030 Agenda
United Nations, July 15, 2020
Africa is on track in implementing sustainable development goal number 14 on life below water and has made relative good progress on goal 10 which pertains to reduced inequalities.
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Education, Powerful World-Changing Tool ― UN Chief
Nigerian Tribune, July 19, 2020
António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, on Saturday said, while quoting Nelson Mandela, that “education is the most powerful tool we can use to change the world”.
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IMF calls for sustainable food systems in a post-Covid world
Big News Network, July 18, 2020
The rebuilding of economies after Covid-19 crisis offers a unique opportunity to transform the global food system and make it resilient to future shocks, ensuring environmentally sustainable and healthy nutrition for all, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.
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Europe is progressing most towards these UN Sustainability Goals: A report card for Europe
World Economic Forum, July 21, 2020
Europe has made significant in-roads on the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Peace & Justice, according to a new report.
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Articles and Publications
ESD for 2030: What’s next for Education for Sustainable Development?
UNESCO, July 20, 2020
The world needs education for sustainable development more than ever. A new global framework on ESD is currently under preparation with the aim of building education systems.
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Some African Countries See Progress in Ending Extreme Poverty, But Many Face Massive Challenges Ahead: SDG Report 2020
Global Citizen, July 17, 2020
The world has made significant progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, also known as the Global Goals). But many countries still lag behind.
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UN SDG 7 Publications Urge Enhanced Energy Action Amidst Global Pandemic
IISD, July 16, 2020
The custodian agencies of SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) issued their annual report tracking progress on the Goal.
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Speech: The golden thread of sustainable development
World Nuclear News, July 16, 2020
Scott Foster, director of the Sustainable Energy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), describes how energy is the "golden thread" that connects the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, and that nuclear power has a role to play in the energy mix of the future.  
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UN report says achieving Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030 may not be possible
Financer Wind, July 20, 2020
Keeping 2030 as the target year the UN has launched 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform the world.
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UN forum offers 'sobering' vision of SDGs progress and new virtual reality
Devex, July 21, 2020
The United Nations’ annual check-in on the Sustainable Development Goals wrapped up last week without the usual fanfare of thousands of visitors descending upon U.N. headquarters, darting across midtown Manhattan from one packed side event to the next.
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Why a sustainable blue recovery is needed
UNCTAD, July 21, 2020
The world’s seventh largest economy based on GDP doesn’t belong to a single country, and isn’t even on land, yet it’s valued at around $3 trillion annually, and supports the livelihoods of more than 3 billion people.
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Updates and Events
Online learning opportunities- webinars
SDG Knowledge Platform
The Division for Sustainable Development Goals within the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs coordinates webinars about the 2030 Agenda and SDGs for various stakeholder groups throughout the year.
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ICSD 2020: 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 9 - 10 September 2020 Rome, Italy
Young Professionals for Agriculture Development, September 9- 10, 2020
European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.
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2021 UN Food Systems Summit
IISD, [DATE TBD]
In 2021, on a date to be determined, the UN Secretary-General will convene a Food Systems Summit with the aim of maximizing the co-benefits of a food systems approach across the entire 2030 Agenda and meeting the challenges of climate change.
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