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Ignore COVID-19 report on Buhari’s aide, Presidency tells Nigerians
The News, September 2, 2020
The Presidency has asked Nigerians to ignore report that Sarki Abba, one of the aides of President Muhammadu Buhari has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Nigeria: Govt Created 168,000 Jobs Through Dam, Irrigation Projects - Minister
All Africa, August 27, 2020
The ministry of Water Resources has created a total number of 57,261 direct jobs and 111,588 indirect jobs through the various dam, irrigation and water supply projects completed by the ministry.
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SDGs: Nigeria, others need $3.9tr to achieve targets
The Sun, August 24, 2020
For Nigeria and other low-income countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a whopping $3.9trillion will be required to achieve poverty reduction and  stem job losses, among others, just as the Federal Government warned that funding alone would not do the magic but non-traditional sources of public finance, public-private partnerships, impact investments and strategic bonds.
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Group to award 500 dollars grant to teachers in Africa
Naija247News, September 1, 2020
Canada-based social enterprise, 1 Million Teachers, (1MT), has said that 10 grants of 500 dollars each would be awarded to teachers across Africa.
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Nigeria Needs Intense Public, Private Partnerships to Achieve SDGs
This Day, September 1, 2020
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has presented an extraordinary moment that requires keen collaboration to find creative and innovative ways to build more equal, inclusive and resilient societies.
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FG seeks partnerships to deliver 2030 sustainable development agenda
The Guardian, August 24, 2020
The Federal Government has re-affirmed commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a post-COVID era.
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Global News
Stakeholders urge reversal of biodiversity losses in West Africa
The Guardian, August 31, 2020
Irked by the catastrophic biodiversity loss in the African continent, experts have called for the reversal of human-induced threats and unsustainable management practices across Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region.
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UN Chief calls for sustainable recovery of tourism from COVID-19
Lаunсhіng а роlісу brіеf оn tоurіѕm аnd СОVІD-19, Ѕесrеtаrу-Gеnеrаl tо thе Unіtеd Nаtіоnѕ Аntоnіо Gutеrrеѕ ѕаіd thе tоurіѕm ѕесtоr buіlt frоm thе аѕhеѕ оf thе раndеmіс muѕt bе “ѕаfе, еquіtаblе аnd сlіmаtе-frіеndlу.”
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39 Countries Form Alliance for Poverty Eradication
SDG Knowledge Hub, September 1, 2020
The UN General Assembly has inaugurated the Alliance for Poverty Eradication, aimed at galvanizing multilateral and bilateral efforts.
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Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns
UN News, August 31, 2020
In an address to a virtual town hall with young women from civil society organizations, the Secretary-General said that the global pandemic has already reversed decades of limited and fragile progress on gender equality and women’s rights.
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UWI partners with UN and DEF on SDG Youth Awareness Programme
Loop, August 28, 2020
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has partnered with the United Nations (UN) and Decibel Arts and Entertainment Festival (DEF) on a youth programme aimed at increasing awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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PwC partners with UN Development Programme on private sector strategies for pandemic recovery
UNDP, September 1, 2020
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and firms from global professional services network PwC will join forces on private sector and finance strategies to help with the socio-economic recovery following COVID-19.
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Articles and Publications
“My Primary School is at the Museum…During the Pandemic”
Centre for future of museums blog, September 1, 2020
One challenge facing communities around the globe is providing safe spaces where children can continue their education as normally as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Economy beats the pandemic!
The Financial Express, August 31, 2020
It is reassuring to learn from responsible government people that the economy is poised to bounce back once the pandemic is over and take the high growth path at 8.2 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as was projected before the covid-19.
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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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Education: a neglected social determinant of health
Lancet, 2020
Education and health and wellbeing are intrinsically linked. The evidence behind the importance of education as a determinant of health is amongst the most compelling.
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Updates and Events
Looking Ahead: A Year for Action towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
September, 2020
The United Nations (UN) Climate Week inspires individuals and organizations to become part of the momentum created by the global climate agreement in Paris.
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Lafarge Webinar Series: Stakeholders Call for Tech Leverage and Education To Achieve SDGs
Proshare, August 27, 2020
Stakeholders at the second discourse of the 2020 Lafarge Sustainability Series called for increased collaboration amongst public and private sector operators while urging improvement in technology adoption and increased investment in education to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.
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