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FG not happy with out-of-school children statistics – Orelope-Adefulire
Punch, October 2, 2020
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has said the Federal Government is working hard to bring out-of-school children back to the classroom.
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Uzodimma flags off Campaign on #Peace Back Nigeria
Encomium, November 4, 2020
Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has flagged off the campaign on #PeaceBackNigeria, an initiative of the International Association of World Peace Advocates.
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Bauchi Govt Earmarks N40m To Establish Environmental Science Laboratory
Nigerian Tribune, October 31, 2020
In its resolve to ensure a clean and healthy environment that will promote good living, the sum of N40 million has been earmarked by the Bauchi State Government for the establishment of an Environmental Science Laboratory in the state.
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Inspired By SDG 1, We Aim To Build People At Any Level Into Millionaires- Brown
The Guardian, November 3, 2020
Samuel Brown is the MD/CEO of Browncon Investment Ltd. He speaks on the move to create and sustain wealth through an investment product, The Millionaire Journey as part of the company’s desire to fulfil SDG No. 1

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Misrepresentation of 5G may delay the approval in Nigeria — NCC
Premium Times, October 27, 2020
The misrepresentation of 5G technology in Nigeria may delay the implementation of the new technology in the country.
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Toward a post petroleum economy for Nigeria
The Guardian, November 2, 2020
The initiative conceptualizes a post-petroleum economy for Nigeria that is related to an energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources in Nigeria.
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Global News
Africa: FAO Aims to Untap Africa’s Potential to End Hunger, Malnutrition
The Street Journal, October 31, 2020
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations QU Dongyu says Africa’s potential gives him hope that the battle against poverty and hunger can be won. He made the remarks at the opening of the Ministerial segment of the 31st Session of the Regional Conference for Africa.
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Focus Recovery Efforts To Build Back Better With Oceans And Nature In Mind, Urges UN Forum
United Nations ESCAP, October 29, 2020
The third Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean commemoration closed today with leaders and key communities from across the region calling for revitalized regional cooperation and innovative approaches to get back into balance with nature, and halt the serious decline in the ocean’s health.
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Ricoh declares November as Global SDGs Communication Month
RICOH, October 30, 2020
Ricoh has announced the launch of “Global SDGs Communication Month”, starting on November 1.
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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 Finance Ministers Urged to Invest More in Water Resources
This Day, November 4, 2020
The Chief Executive Officer of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership of the UNICEF, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, has tasked African finance ministers and financial decision-makers to create an enabling environment for investing in water needs in the continent by mobilising new sources of finance.
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Articles and Publications
Nigeria: SDGs Implementation - Challenges, Govt's Strategic Interventions
All Africa, November 2, 2020
The global community is marking year 2020 as an important milestone in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by world leaders in September 2015 as a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals.
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Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals with Elsevier
Health Europa, October 30, 2020
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), developed in 2015, set an ambitious target to achieve a sustainable and fair future for the globe by 2030.
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Revisiting child and adolescent health in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals
Plos Medicine, October 30, 2020
The year 2020—five years since 189 countries signed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—has been consumed by the global response to COVID-19. 
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WITHOUT SUSTAINABLE CITIES, GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS WILL FAIL
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
UNFCCC Climate Change Dialogues, November/December 2020 (Climate Dialogues)
SDG Knowledge Hub, November 2020
The UNFCCC Climate Change Dialogues, November/December 2020 (Climate Dialogues) will offer new opportunities for UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Parties, observer States and other stakeholders to showcase progress and achievements on climate action in 2020.
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Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
SDG Knowledge Hub, November 2020
The IGF is a global multi-stakeholder platform that facilitates the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet.
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