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  1. ‘It’s crunch time’ to reach the SDGs, Mohammed tells Global Citizen Festival

    - UN News

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    Despite pouring rain, around 60,000 advocates, artists, influencers and concerned citizens were in New York’s iconic Central Park on Saturday night, where they heard the deputy UN chief issue a clarion call to mobilize for change.

  2. Reality is Governments Not Truly Held Accountable to Implement SDGs

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 22 (IPS) - What does transformative and sweeping really mean in the overarching efforts to achieve the Agenda 2030?

    With the conclusion of the second edition of the SDG Summit, it is time for stocktaking on what was agreed at the United Nations HQ in New York this week. At the core of the Summit were not the several Leaders’ Dialogues that, as important as it can be to have heads of state and government reflecting on the Agenda, are just talking shops without any practical implications.

  3. New global action pledge to end TB by 2030

    - UN News

    Applause rang out in one of the main conference rooms at UN headquarters on Friday as world leaders, civil society representatives and other stakeholders approved a declaration to advance efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030.

  4. Bolivian Women Fight Prejudice to Be Accepted as Mechanics

    - Inter Press Service

    LA PAZ, Sep 21 (IPS) - In Bolivia, more and more women have gone from being homemakers or street vendors to joining the noisy world of engines, their hands now covered in grease after learning that special touch to make a car work. But they frequently have to put up with machismo or sexism, injustice and mistrust of their skills with tools.

  5. The Ocean Offers Rich Solutions for Climate Change

    - Inter Press Service

    VICTORIA, Seychelles, Sep 21 (IPS) - For the people of Seychelles, the ocean is more than just a source of livelihood. It is also a way of life. About 80% of our homes and infrastructure are located along the coast and those homes and infrastructures are impacted by the ocean in various ways.

  6. The Bitter-Sweet Sides of Ugandas Oil and Gas Development

    - Inter Press Service

    KAMPALA, BULIISA, KIKUUBE, Sep 21 (IPS) - French oil and gas giant TotalEnergies and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are moving with pace in the development of oil and gas projects with a potential investment portfolio estimated at more than USD 15 billion. IPS looks at the project's human rights record for the compensation of affected communities.

  7. ‘World's breadbaskets’ are sinking, General Assembly chief warns

    - UN News

    Although small island States are the most vulnerable to rising sea levels, the scope of those impacted is much wider, the President of the UN General Assembly warned on Thursday.

  8. Summit of the Future ‘unique opportunity’ to rebuild trust: Guterres

    - UN News

    The President of the UN General Assembly told foreign ministers gathered in New York on Thursday that forecasts predicting the death of effective diplomacy are premature.

  9. Why Root Crops Are the Future of Food Security in Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 (IPS) - Despite the dominance of the “Big Three” cereal crops and a steady rise in meat consumption, an overlooked food sector is projected to become ever more central to Africa’s food security and rural economic growth between now and 2050.

  10. Dangerous Scramble for Renewable Energy Resources

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 20 (IPS) - The growing and changing material requirements for new technologies have triggered natural resource scrambles for strategic minerals, generating dangerous rivalries fought out in the global South.

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