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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nearly 2.2 billion people worldwide live below the $2 poverty lineand the United Nations has stated the only escape for these people is through stable and well-paid employment for economic growth, or Sustainable Development Goal 8.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

An Innocent Child

The media seems to be obsessing over the pregnancy of a ten year old girl in India, especially after the Supreme Court of India rejected an appeal for an abortion. The girl is 32 weeks pregnant, and Indian Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

1.8 billion are still using a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated. For those 1.8 billion people, health risks are increased, and illnesses related to contaminated or inadequate water are very common in their communities. The harsh realities of this is...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Recap: 

“Having heard 43 voluntary national reviews, I am truly impressed with the political leadership and national commitments,” said UN Under-Secretary General for Social and Economic Affairs, Wu Hongbo, at the conclusion of this year’s High Level Political Forum for...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

For the past week, the United Nations has been hosting the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, where certain Sustainable Development Goals are being reviewed in depth to compare progress, share innovation, and learn from successes and failures from w...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

UN Women/Franz Stapelberg

According to UN Women, gender equality is a precondition for all other global goals to be met. While significant progress has been made worldwide in primary education, political participation, and employment equality, it has been slow, and ther...

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