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No evidence SDG boss spent N26.9bn COVID-19 funds – Reps
Blueprint, November 22, 2020
The House of Representatives Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has debunked reports that the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, OSSAP-SDGs spent N26.9 billion COVID-19 funds.
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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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NLPGA conference to headline LPG as springboard for economic recovery
Sun-News, November 23, 2020
The discourse at the December 5, 2020, virtual event will focus on interrogating industry issues, proffering actionable and measurable solutions towards achieving an accelerated Post-COVID 19 economic recovery, with gas as a pivotal enabler.
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Nigeria: LSUBEB Unveils Initiative to Tackle Menace of Out-of-School Children
All Africa, November 25, 2020
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LSUBEB) has launched its Project Zero initiative, aimed at tackling the menace of out-of-school children and ensuring that every child of school age has access to free basic education.
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Nigerian Govt Committed to Ending Open Defecation - Minister
All Africa, November 12, 2020
The minister said President Buhari signing an executive order on Open Defecation Free Nigeria 2025 shows the commitment of the government towards ending the menace.
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Nigerian Govt launches VASA report to stop child mortality
PM new, November 6, 2020
The Federal Ministry of Health on Friday launched the report of the 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy (VASA) study in its bid to put an end to child mortality in the country.
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Global News
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investor Map launched by UNDP and Invest India
The Economic Times, November 24, 2020
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Invest India has launched a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investor Map for India, laying out 18 Investment Opportunity Areas (IOAs) in six SDG enabling sectors, aimed at aiding India's journey at fulfilling the goals at a time when Covid-19 pandemic has caused a large scale disruption in countries' plans to realize them.
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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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Filipino startup recognized in addressing SDG’s using space tech
Malaya, November 25, 2020
Recently a Filipino startup did just that. Using space technology, including satellites and clever coding, Cytrolix Research Services developed a dengue hotspot prediction system using satellite and climate data. 
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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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Global Alliances, COVID-19 and Poverty
BORGEN Magazine, November 24, 2020
Three main organizations have shaped global policy in the last few decades: the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and more recently, the Gates Foundation.
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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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Pursuit, 2020
More than 95 per cent of total cases have occurred in urban areas, while a lack of access to safe drinking water and health services continue to heighten risks for the more than one billion people living in urban slums and informal settlements around the world.
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Updates and Events
59th Meeting of the GEF Council
SDG Knowledge Hub, November 2020
The 59th Meeting of the GEF Council is scheduled to take place from 7-11 December 2020.  A consultation with the GEF-CSO Network will take place on 4 December. 
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020
SDG Knowledge Hub, November 25, 2020
On 7 February 2000, the General Assembly adopted resolution 54/134, officially designating 25 November as the International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and in doing so, invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to join together and organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the issue every year on that date.
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