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Ten Communities, University to Benefit from SDGs Water Project in FCT
This Day, December 2, 2020
Ten communities in the Federal Capital Territory and the proposed Abuja University of Technology will benefit from the recently completed comprehensive water scheme constructed by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals in Abaji area of the capital city.
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Access Bank Emphasises Commitment To Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals
Leadership, November 24, 2020
Access Bank’s Head of Sustainability, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, at the recently held United Nations Global Compact Business LIVE event revealed the practical ways in which the Bank works to ensure the application of its sustainability pact.
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First Lady Lauds Groups on Women Empowerment
This Day, November 30, 2020
The First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has lauded Women Awards Championship International and Nigeria Aquatic Federation for “their dodged commitment to empowering the women, especially the girl-child”.
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UN SDG Network Honours Okon
Leadership, November 2020
Ambassadors of the United Nations SDG Network has honored Abom Ephraim Victor Okon to award him as a United Nations SDGS Ambassador for his great work in Developing Good health and wellbeing.
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Open Defecation and Push for SDG 6 in Nigeria
This Day, November 26, 2020
As Nigeria, last week, joined the rest of the globe to mark the 2020 World Toilet Day, Martins Ifijeh writes on the need to tackle the sanitation crisis, push to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6, as well as support the roles played by organizations like Reckitt Benckiser in addressing the public health challenge.
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Lagos is gender-sensitive – SSG
PM News, December 6, 2020
The Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folashade Sherifat Jaji has said that the State Government “is gender-sensitive” and has been breaking major barriers to ensure that women not only fulfill their aspirations but reach the pinnacle of their careers, especially in the public service.
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Global News
UN Agencies Kicked Off the UN Joint Programme on Policy and Financing Alignment With SDGs
Unescap, November 27, 2020
The United Nations (UN) Joint Programme (JP) on aligning policy and financing with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards an Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) in Kazakhstan was officially launched on 27 November 2020.
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SAARC for review of strategies to meet SDGs
The Express Tribune, November 24, 2020
The spread of Covid-19 with its impact on health, education, jobs and income across member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) is a challenge that warrants a review of national strategies for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs).
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Guterres spotlights ‘critical role’ of aviation in pandemic recovery, marking International Day
UNDP, December 7, 2020
The UN Secretary-General has called for greater support for the aviation sector, badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, to allow it to better weather the global economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Africa: Protecting Africa’s Children From Child Labour
The Street Journal, October 31, 2020
International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Director for Africa, Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, on the Universal Ratification of the Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour.
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African ministers agree investment in water, sanitation, hygiene
The Guardian, November 9, 2020
African Finance and sector ministers met last week to explore concrete ways to ensure universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene. 
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Articles and Publications
Four ways cities must harness the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to build back after COVID
World Economic Forum, November 24, 2020
Where the majority of the world’s population now live, cities will play a leading role in the drive towards a more sustainable future.
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SDGs: Tackling Infant And Maternal Deaths In Nigeria
Leadership, December 3, 2020
Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is best described as the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age, that the rate for a given region is the number of children dying under one year of age, divided by the number of live births during the year, multiplied by 1,000.
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How Every Country Can Achieve Sustainable Development
International Policy Digest, November 22, 2020
Sustainable development is about establishing long-term benefits, emphasizing the creation of healthier, economically stable, and socially viable livelihoods for current and future generations. 
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Sustainable Development Goal 2: Achieving Zero Hunger By 2030. Where Are We Now?
The Organization for World Peace, November 14, 2020
The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 is one of the 17 SDGs established by the United Nations in 2015 which aims to achieve zero hunger by 2030.
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Updates and Events
Human Rights Day 2020
IISD, December 2020
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December (A/RES/423 (V)). The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on that day in 1948.
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International Universal Health Coverage Day 2020
IISD, December 2020
On 12 December 2012, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) endorsed a resolution urging countries to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) – the idea that everyone, everywhere should have access to quality, affordable health care – as an essential priority for international development.
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