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AfDB approves new 5-year strategy for Nigeria amidst COVID-19 concerns
Pulse Nigeria, June 05, 2020
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved Nigeria’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2020-2024, which builds on the successes and challenges of the 2013-2019 edition.
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Coronavirus - Nigeria: World Environmental Day - impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on biodiversity in focus
Pulse Nigeria, June 06, 2020
” biodiversity is the foundation for life with co-benefits of strengthening global healthcare support systems, hence we must ensure that Post COVID recovery is tied in with our Climate actions and Sustainable Development Goals.”
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SDG office denies N33bn budget insertion
The Sun, June 05, 2020
Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has refuted media reports that it inserted about N33 billion into the 2020 budget.
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Misplaced Priority: Buhari dragged to UN over N27b for National Assembly
PM News, June 03, 2020
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has taken to the United Nations the battle to stop the Buhari administration from spending N27bn to renovate the National Assembly complex.
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Abuja Varsity Flags Off Green Revolution On Campus Plants 1,503 Date Seedlings
Nigerian Tribune, June 07, 2020
The management of the University of Abuja has flagged off a green revolution with an initial planting of no fewer than 1,503 seedlings of date palm on 12 hectares of its land at the main campus of the University.
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Global News
‘Stronger response’ key, to build a safer and more stable future: Guterres
UN News, June 03, 2020
UN chief António Guterres is calling for greater unity and solidarity to defeat COVID-19 and build a better world in the wake of the global pandemic.
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COVID-19 heightens water problems around the world
The Conversation, June 08, 2020
COVID-19 will unquestionably delay achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the latest global attempt to improve the quality of life of billions of people around the world by 2030.
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E4As: new approach to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
WHO, June 09, 2020
A new approach to accelerating action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed by WHO has been showcased in a special supplement issue of the European Journal of Public Health dedicated to the SDGs.
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The Arab region will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: a new UN report
Market Screener, June 06, 2020
The whole world is grappling with the harrowing impact of a pandemic that is rendering the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ever more challenging for most Arab countries.
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UN75 Declaration Revised Following Consultations
IISD, June 09, 2020
The co-facilitators for the declaration on the UN’s 75th anniversary circulated a revised draft.
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Protection of seagrasses key to building resilience to climate change, disasters - new UN report
UN, June 08, 2020
Seagrass meadows can be a powerful nature-based climate solution and help sustain communities hard-hit by stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, but these important ecosystems continue to decline.
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Articles and Publications
Gender Equality Post-COVID-19: Rising inequalities ask for gender-sensitive policies
Dev Discourse, June 6, 2020
We see the media reports applauding women for rubbing shoulders with their men counterparts as frontline corona warriors in the form of doctors, nurses, and security personnel. 
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A critical look at the Sustainable Development Goals
Explica, June 05, 2020
Economic development has brought important global challenges that must be addressed to evolve towards a sustainable society in which decent living conditions are guaranteed for all in current and future generations.
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A better world is possible with everyone’s work
Explicia, June 06, 2020
The commitment of governments, companies and citizens is essential to achieve the SDGs set in the 2030 Agenda by the United Nations.
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Energy investment opportunities that can drive Sustainable Development Goals
Biz Community, June 03, 2020
The term 'crisis' is used all too frequently but unfortunately it is often accurate, whether it's the Covid-19 global pandemic affecting us all or socio-economic crises that impact individual countries.
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Economics of Climate Adaptation: Identifying Cost-effective Adaptation Measures to Climate Change
IISD, June 09, 2020
One of the most visible consequences of climate change is an increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events.
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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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High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2020
IISD, July 7-16, 2020

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene the 2020 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020. Following the first five-days, the HLPF's three-day ministerial segment takes place jointly with ECOSOC's high-level segment from Tuesday-Thursday, 14-16 July 2020. The ECOSOC high-level segment concludes on 17 July 2020.
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