UNSDG Goal 5

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UNSDG Goal 5: Gender Equality Gender bias is undermining our social fabric and devalues all of us. It is not just a human rights issue; it is a tremendous waste of the world’s human potential. By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life to its fullest. Political, economic, […]

UNSDG Goal 3

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The latest message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the world’s largest economies to spearhead a global #COVID-19 vaccination plan, expand debt relief to developing countries battered by the pandemic, and step up funding for climate action. Many countries are still hoping to reach large numbers of unvaccinated people. #UNSDG Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being Source: […]

UNSDG Goal 2

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How can we achieve zero hunger? Food security requires a multi-dimensional approach – from social protection to safeguard safe and nutritious food, especially for children to transforming food systems to achieve a more inclusive and sustainable world. There will need to be investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection so poor people […]

UNSDG Goal 1

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Goal 1: No Poverty Why should I care about other people’s economic situation? There are many reasons, but in short, because as human beings, our wellbeing is linked to each other. New research published by the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research warns that the economic fallout from the global pandemic could increase global poverty by […]

UNSDG Goal 17

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Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation. A successful development agenda requires inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the […]

UNSDG Goal 16

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Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Conflict, insecurity, weak institutions and limited access to justice remain a great threat to sustainable development. People everywhere need to be free of fear from all forms of violence and feel safe as they go about their lives whatever their ethnicity, faith or sexual orientation. One in four […]

UNSDG Goal 14

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Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources The ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. The health of the ocean is intimately tied to our health. The pandemic offers an opportunity to revive the ocean and start […]

UNSDG Goal 13

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Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts As countries move toward rebuilding their economies after COVID-19, recovery plans can shape the 21st century economy in ways that are clean, green, healthy, safe and more resilient. The current crisis is an opportunity for a profound, systemic shift to a more sustainable […]

UNSDG Goal 11

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Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Cities and metropolitan areas are powerhouses of economic growth — contributing about 60 percent of global GDP. However, they also account for about 70 percent of global carbon emissions and over 60 percent of resource use. Rapid urbanization is resulting in a growing number of slum dwellers, inadequate and […]

UNSDG Goal 12

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Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production  Worldwide consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet. The COVID-19 pandemic offers countries an opportunity to build recovery plans that will reverse […]