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How crime follows in conflict’s slipstream 
By Yury Fedotov,Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Shocking images in Libya last year showed human traffickers selling people to the highest bidder like cattle in a market. These powerful CNN images flashed across the world, and they are deeply shamin..

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Training needs to reach the SDGs by 2030
By Nikhil Seth, Executive Director of UNITAR
UN Assistant Secretary- General, Executive Director UNITAR

Over two years since the historic adoption of the goals and targets contained in the 2030 Agenda, the time has come to assess the bottlenecks which impact their realization. I focus only on the promis..

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The Critical Role of the G20 for Advancing Sustainable Development for All
By Achim Steiner

The world economy is growing at its fastest pace in several years, and the short-term trends for growth and employment are promising in many countries. We also see, however, clear signs and risks ..

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Achieving gender equality by 2030: A reality check and a roadma
By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Achieving gender equality by 2030: A reality check and a roadmap In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promised to transform our world, making gender inequali..

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Large-scale infrastructure and development
By Michael Sudarskis
Secretary General, Internatonal Urban Development Association

60% of infrastructure spending between now and 2025 will be made in Asia-Pacific, driven by China, India and Indonesia. 7%-9% expected annual growth of infrastructure spending each dollar invested ..

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The future of work, technological change and global inequality
By Andrew Norton, Director, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The world of work is experiencing dramatic disruption from accelerating technological change on a global scale.  In richer countries evidence suggests that increasing automation is not leading to the..

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Innovation Needed to Offset Risks to the SDGs
By Tom Cardamone Managing Director of Global Financial Integrity

Widespread implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is predicated on two generally-accepted assumptions. First, the gap in funding between current development financing levels and th..

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FinTech: What is the Promise for Financial Inclusion?
By Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)

Around the world, emerging financial technology companies (FinTechs) are disrupting the finance industry. They affect how we save, borrow, make payments and transfer money, both domestically and inter..

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G20 2016 CONFRONTING THE CRISIS OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
By DR. ABI WILLIAMS
President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice

We are confronted today by multiple crises that are complex in nature and global in scope. Seemingly intractable state fragility and violent extremism threaten the stability of entire regions and ..

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A NEW COOPERATION MODEL COULD HOLD THE KEY TO FINANCIAL INCLUSION UNDER THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
By Dr. Alfred Hannig Executive Director of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)
Executive Director of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were unveiled to the world in 2015, setting the stage for the global development agenda for the next 15 years. Over the last decade, much ha..

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EXCERPT FROM HIGH-LEVEL MEETING GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY SHARING THROUGH PATHWAY FOR ADMISSION OF SYRIAN REFUGEES
By FILIPPO GRANDI
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

During the discussions surrounding the European Union’s recent agreement with Turkey, I often thought of the conversations I had in January with a group of Syrian refugee women who live in Istan..

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LEADING THE AGENDA FOR DATA PRODUCTION TO MONITOR EDUCATION 2030
By JENNIFER MORROW
UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Montreal, Canada

The eAtlas is designed to become the go-to source for SDG education data: a place to get the indicators quickly, con dent that they are the best and most up-to-date. Monitoring progress towards Su..

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ZERO TOLERANCE TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
By PHUMZILE MLAMBO-NGCUKA
UN Under-Secretary- General and Executive Director of UN Women

Prevention must start early, and address the root causes of violence, such as gender stereotypes and social norms that foster unequal power relations between women and men. The issue of violence a..

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MEETING THE SCALE OF OUR GLOBAL CHALLENGES
By MARGA HOEK
Board member Dutch Sustainable Business, Chairman Green Minds - Sustainable Scientist Network, author Managementbook of the year 2014 New Economy Business

The Norwegian pension fund GPFG, the largest investment fund in the world, worth750 billion euros, also recently stated that they will drop dozens of coal companies from their investment portfolio. T..

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BUILDING CAPACITIES OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SDGS
By Helen Clark
Admistrator, UNDP

It is important to include the voices of vulnerable and marginalized people,and to foster accountability and trustin the public sector. Disaggregated  data is vital for effective policy-making. In..

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
By Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General (UN)

The actions needed to reduce emissions and build climate resilience are the very same that are needed to lay the foundation for prosperity and security for all. Together, we have embarked on a monu..

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The universal right to development
By FIDE

TheIberoAmerican Foundation for Development (FIDE), founded in Guadalajara, Castilla, Spain in 1991, is realising its dream to equip people with the knowledge, methods and means to achieve developmen..

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Remarks at Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, General Assembly, 25 September 2015
By Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General (UN)

We have reached a defining moment in human history.  The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agend..

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RAISING THE HOPES FOR SYRIANS: Turkish Red Crescent COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT
By Turkish Red Crescent

Due to the 4-year-conflict in Syria, thousands of people lost their lives and thousands of them were injured, millions were displaced within their country or had to flee to neighboring countries. More..

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OFID’S energy poverty alleviation programs and the SDG’s
By Suleiman Al-Herbish
Director-General, OFID

No country has developed without access to reliable and affordable energy. Energy directly impacts on people, communities and countries in terms of economic growth, health, security, food and educatio..

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One size kdoes not fit all
By Dennis White
President & CEO MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation believes that everyone needs the right financial tools to manage life’s risks and seize its opportunities. That belief has inspired MetLife’s operations since the nineteenth cen..

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Gender Equality as an Integral Component of Global Sustainable Development
By Helen Clark
Admistrator, UNDP

In September 2015, world leaders launched the new global development agenda encompassing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In December, at COP21 in Paris, a new international climate agreement..

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Adopting the 2030 Agenda
By Antonio Gutteres
UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, When I started as High Commissioner ten years ago, there were 38 million people in the world displaced by conflict and persecution, but UNHCR was..

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Making the case for financial inclusion in the post 2015 Development Agenda
By Her Majesty
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

Good morning Excellencies, distinguished delegates, and guests.  I am very pleased to participate in the third meeting of the Group of Friends of Financial Inclusion. Thank you all for making the tim..

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