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WTO: Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recovery

In a report to the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) taking place from 7 to 16 July, the WTO Secretariat highlights that trade, fiscal and monetary policies are key to supporting global sustainable development and achieving the UN Sustainable

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OECD: Key Takeaways From the Third OECD Conference on Private Finance to Realise the SDGs

The third annual OECD conference on private finance for sustainable development brought together more than 600 public and private actors to determine the steps ahead. There is an urgency for the private sector to shift more resources to sustainable development.

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ISID, McGill University: Updating the DFIs’ Operating Models to Achieve the UN 2030 SDG Agenda

The UN General Assembly set the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) five years ago. The estimated annual amount of investment needed to achieve them is short — by $2.5tn to $3tn. The stakeholders that play a key role in directing and

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SDG Lab at UN Geneva: Delivering the 2030 Agenda in Decade of Action Will Call for Co-operation and Courage

In 2020, to mark its 75th anniversary, the United Nations have initiated UN75, the largest and most inclusive global conversation on how to build a better future. The initiative intends to map out what works and what doesn’t within the

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UNOG on Perception Change Project (PCP): What Does the PCP Do for SDGs?

Negative news dominating the headlines leads people to believe that the state of the World is worsening. This is a misconception. Positive developments related to global challenges are happening every day — so why aren’t these stories being told? The

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: SDG Awareness and Action – A Report From the Global Exchange Community

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems by the year 2030, but progress has been slower than necessary and scattershot in impact. Certain SDGs tend to attract awareness and action from companies if

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Clarion Call to Unite Behind Push to Achieve SDG Targets

In September 2019, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced a Decade of Action for the SDGs — a clarion call to accelerate progress for people and planet. Amake-or-break aspect of this push is to unlock the resources needed to finance the

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EBRD: Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure Helps Advance the UN’s SDG Agenda

At the beginning of this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) created the Sustainable Infrastructure Group (SIG). The bank merged its energy and infrastructure businesses to capitalise on synergies between these sectors. It delivers investments that ensure

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Implementing the UN SDGs: A Job for Everyone, Everywhere

Everyone seems to agree that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make perfect sense. Countries and companies, individuals and industries are proudly flaunting their commitment to the United Nations 2030 Agenda — but the pledges can be tricky to implement,

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Digital Health: Answer to Challenges of UN SDG 3

United Nations’ SDG Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and to promote wellbeing for all. In the modern day, the human body can be broken down to bits and bytes; digitalised, deconstructed and expressed in binary form. Digital doctors

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