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Nigeria News
FG Begins Preparation for ERGP Successor Devt Plans
This Day, June 15, 2020
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, has inaugurated the ‘agriculture and water resources and cross cutting issues’ TWGs for the development of the Medium Term National Development Plan (MTNDP 2021-2025 and 2026-2030) as well as the Nigeria Agenda 2050.
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World Day Against Child Labour 2020: FIDA Calls For Renewed Commitment to Ending Child Labour in Nigeria
Sundiata Post, June 12, 2020
The International Federation of Women lawyers (FIDA) has called for renewed commitment on the part of government towards ending child labour in Nigeria.
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COVID-19: SDG sensitises 2,400 almajiris, gives them PPE in Yobe
Daily Trust, June 12, 2020
The Yobe office of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) says it has sensitised 2,400 almajiris across the state on personal hygiene and distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to them in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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Nigeria Faces Serious Development Gaps With Growing Population -IMF
Investor King, June 16, 2020
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday said Nigeria is facing serious development gaps with the population expected to grow by 30 percent or about 60 million between now and 2030.
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Bauchi Spends N3bn on Construction, Renovation of 270 Classrooms in One Year
This Day, June 17, 2020
The Bauchi State government has disclosed that about N3 billion was spent on the construction of a total of 270 classrooms for primary and secondary schools across the state.
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Global News
UN unveils COVID-19 global humanitarian response plan
The Guardian, June 16, 2020
Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has unveiled a $2.01b (an equivalent of N723.6b) COVID-19 global humanitarian response plan to fight the virus in poor countries, while addressing the needs of most vulnerable persons.
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Principles for Responsible Investment Releases New Framework For Signatories to Take Action on the Sustainable Development Goals
PRI, June 17, 2020
World’s leading proponent of responsible investment releases report with five-part framework for investors to help achieve SDGs.
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UNDP launches standards for bond issuers and private equity funds seeking SDG impact
UNDP, June 16, 2020
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released for consultation Standards to guide private equity fund managers and bond issuers in directing activities toward achieving the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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UN-Water Prepares to Launch SDG 6 Accelerator
IISD, June 16, 2020
UN-Water is preparing to launch the ‘SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework’ to support country progress on clean water and sanitation.
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UN@75: Imperative of making healthy environment a human right
The Sun, June 14, 2020
There is a clear a compelling need for the United Nations to amend the 70-year-old Universal Declaration of Human Rights to include healthy natural environment as a right in the Charter of Human Rights.
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Companies Need to Set More Ambitious Targets to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, Report Shows
UN, June 15, 2020
With only ten years left to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, companies need to accelerate from decades of ambition to a Decade of Action.
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Member States Consider 8-Goal Review for 2021 HLPF
IISD, June 11, 2020
The revised draft of the UNGA resolution on the review of ECOSOC and the HLPF lists eight SDGs for in-depth review during the 2021 session of the HLPF.
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Articles and Publications
Inequality, the SDGs, and the human rights movement in the US and around the world
Brookings, June 12, 2020
About a decade ago, an academic cottage industry arose around the concept of “the end times of human rights.”
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With COVID-19, the SDGs are even more important
DEV Policy, June 16, 2020
This year, the first of the new decade, was meant to be the start of something big. As 2020 started, we tipped into the ‘decade of delivery’ to eliminate extreme poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
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Unlocking Nature’s Potential
IISD, June 11, 2020
The world is facing multiple, interdependent global crises, where dislocation in one area can ripple through and impact many others.
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Fighting pandemic with SDGs in mind
The Financial Express, June 10, 2020
The global onslaught of Covid-19 pandemic continues as uncertainty swirls around the global economy.  
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Youth Climate Action: Creating a new social contract for a healthy, just and sustainable world
Red Green and Blue, June 14, 2020
2019 was a “tipping point” for child and youth activism within the United Nations and beyond…in 2020 it’s our turn to act for and with them, and in solidarity across generations, especially in the face of global crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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