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How I will lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty – Buhari
Premium Times, June 30, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the United Nations outlined the Federal Government’s plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years.
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Nigeria Needs to Embrace Digital Money Service to further Tackle Poverty
This Day, June 28, 2020
The World Bank estimates that remittances are becoming a source of external financing for developing countries as global remittances in 2018 was over $600billion in 2018.
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COVID-19 Lockdown Has Brought The Best Out of Our Students
This Day, June 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown have further exposed the inadequacies in our fragile education sector in Nigeria.
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Africa women conference advocates ICT as tool for economic growth, women empowerment
Blue Print, June 28, 2020
Co-conveners of the Africa Women Conference (AWC), Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, has identified Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  as a tool for economic growth in view of the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic.
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“Move Against COVID-19” Virtual racing raises awareness on SDGs 2.1 in Abuja
Premium Times, June 27, 2020
Social entrepreneurs put together a cycling event in the city of Abuja, Nigeria themed Racing for SDGs 2.1 “Move against COVID 19”.
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Global News
Deputy Secretary-General, at Meeting to Launch Poverty-Reduction Alliance, Says Universal Health Care, Education Key for Inclusive Post-Pandemic Recovery
Relief Web, June 30, 2020
To recover better, we are advocating for enhancing external finance and remittances for inclusive growth, gender equality and decent work.
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Impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable: UN chief
UN News, June 30, 2020
UN chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling “disproportionately on the most vulnerable: people living in poverty, the working poor, women and children, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups”.
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A UN Day Will Address Serious Concerns of Widows Worldwide
In-depth News, June 19, 2020
COVID-19, the deadly pandemic that has upended our world, is also, according to a new report, “a widow-making machine”.
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Global Leaders Map strategies for Africa’s Post COVID-19 Recovery at the 4th ALM Virtual Africa Summit 2020
The Guardian, June 29, 2020
According to a report by the AU, Africa will lose about 20 million jobs in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This is how we can make a global green recovery – that also boosts the economy
World Economic Forum, June 26, 2020
Targeted policies and investment in renewables and energy efficiency could boost the global economy by 1.1%, according to a report from the IEA.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Could Serve as “Smokescreen” for Further Environmental Destruction
News Wise, June 29, 2020
A team of scientists warn that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were designed to reconcile environmental protection with socioeconomic development, are failing to protect biodiversity at their current of implementation.
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Coronavirus – Africa: Recover Better Together Action Forum
The Guardian, June 27, 2020
United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the promise of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs more relevant and vital than ever – serving as a guide to orient stimulus packages and investments made in the response to the pandemic.
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Using the SDGs as a Platform in Pandemic Response
Relief Web, June 26, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the frailty of many aspects of global economic, social, and healthcare systems, and has also made visible the level of progress made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Articles and Publications
The Media Can Stimulate Sustainable Development in Africa
Indepth News, June 26, 2020
We need the continent’s media to help ensure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are achieved, and the life of every African afforded the opportunity they deserve.
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Africa has a once in a generation opportunity to ‘recover better’ with sustainable energy
The Guardian, June 30, 2020
As countries continue to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new guide by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), shows how clean energy investment can support countries to ‘Recover Better’.
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COVID-19 IS A WAKE-UP CALL TO RE-DESIGN THE CONTRACT BETWEEN PEOPLE AND PLANET
UNDP, June, 2020
If anyone wasn’t convinced that human action, nature and economies are connected – the COVID-19 pandemic has made that very clear.
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UN Joint SDG Fund: First Call on SDG Financing
Relief Web, June 25, 2020
The UN Joint SDG Fund (the Fund) supports countries as they accelerate their progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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A Sustainable Future Is an Inclusive Future
CSR News, June 29, 2020
One way that we are putting people and opportunity at the heart of the circular economy is by partnering to support waste pickers.
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Updates and Events
Tracking Clean Energy Progress
SDG Business Hub
The IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) reports assess the status of 46 critical energy technologies and sectors and provides recommendations on how they can get ‘on track’ with the SDS.
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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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