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Buhari to Unveil New Economic Plan in December
This Day, September 4, 2020
The Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, yesterday disclosed that the Medium-term National Development Plans (MTNDP) 2021-2025, will be launched by President Muhammad Buhari in December.
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Sanusi Lists Benefits of Petrol Subsidy Removal, Canvasses Structural Reforms
This Day, September 5, 2020
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi yesterday listed the benefits of removing subsidy on petrol and further advised the federal government to implement structural reforms that would remove every vestige of subsidy in the system in order to attract productive investments.
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Union Bank Supports 10 NGOs With N1.7m Through UnionBetta Donations
Leadership, September 2020
Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions, has once again delivered on its promise to support charitable organisations with a portion of proceeds from the UnionBetta savings product.
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AbdulRazaq named national project committee chair
The Street Journal, September 8, 2020
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has been named as the chair of the National Project Steering and Deployment Committee (NPSDC).
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‘Non-communicable diseases account for Nigeria’s 29% deaths’
Punch, September 9, 2020
A group under the aegis Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance Nigeria on Tuesday said non-communicable diseases account for 29 per cent deaths in Nigeria.
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Nigeria: Ubec Supports Lagos Inclusive Units to Boost Teaching, Learning
This Day, 5 September, 2020
The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), under the Y2018 FGN/UBEC Intervention for inclusive units, yesterday, presented vocational equipment and instructional materials to six inclusive units in Badagry, Eti-Osa, Ibeju- Lekki, Lagos Island and Mushin LGAs to boost teaching and learning.
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Global News
New plan says SDGs must inform COVID-19 stimulus spending
Probono, September 8, 2020
Governments around the world should align the US$9 trillion (A$12 trillion) in COVID-19 global stimulus spending with the sustainable development goals (SDGs), a coalition of Australian NGOs say. 
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Many Countries Under-performing in Reducing Non-Communicable Disease Mortality
HCPLive, September 4, 2020
Only 6 high-income countries are on pace to effectively reduce by 1/3 non-communicable disease (NCD) mortality by the year 2030.
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Coronavirus: UN Report shows How Public Procurement is a Powerful Tool for Sustainable Development
AfricaNews, September 8, 2020
As governments respond with unprecedented spending to combat the corona virus pandemic, a new report released by the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), urges them to ensure public procurement does no harm to people and the planet.
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Covid-19: Unilever supports young social businesses in Bangladesh
Dhaka Tribune, September 9, 2020
Unilever Bangladesh has been supporting the nation in its fight against the coronavirus through various collaborations and partnerships and has contributed more than Tk35 crore to the cause in the past four months.
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Qatar and Supreme Committee announce new strategic partnership with CONCACAF
Goals.com, September 3, 2020
The Qatar Football Association (QFA) and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup, have formed a new strategic partnership with CONCACAF, the governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
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UNESCO urges action to meet rampant $200 billion annual funding gap for education in poorest countries due to COVID-19
Relief Web, September 4, 2020
New research by the Global Education Monitoring Report at UNESCO shows an increase in the annual funding gap for education in the poorest countries to as much as US$200 billion a year. 
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Articles and Publications
Global health research partnerships in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Docwirenews, September 7, 2020
This themed issue on global health research has come at an opportune time in the middle of the ongoing global public health crisis arising from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic which has claimed nearly 756,000 lives in 210 countries and territories around the world as of August 15, 2020.
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The pandemic's impact on Sustainable Development Goals
CGTN, September 8, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck the world in 2020, people did not realize that it would be a multi-dimensional crisis.
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Will the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the SDGs?
Lancet, September, 2020
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015, provide an international framework to move by 2030 toward more equitable, peaceful, resilient, and prosperous societies—while living within sustainable planetary boundaries.
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Global health research partnerships in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Docwirenews, September 7, 2020
This themed issue on global health research has come at an opportune time in the middle of the ongoing global public health crisis arising from the corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic which has claimed nearly 756,000 lives in 210 countries and territories around the world as of August 15, 2020.
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Updates and Events
United Nations PRME Event to Focus on Sustainable Development Goals in 2020
New Jersey Business, September  8, 2020
 Rutgers Business School, Newark, is hosting the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) virtual event, which has been scheduled for Oct. 26-29, 2020.
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Lafarge Webinar: Stakeholders Agree That Data Will Be Key to 2030 SDGs Achievements
Proshare, September 4, 2020
The Private sector and data management will play critical roles in Nigeria's quest to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs by 2030.
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