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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17  global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” Set up by the UNGA in 2015, the SDGs are included in Agenda 2030.

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At long last, after the UN75 Declaration, Secretary-General António Guterres’s Our Common Agenda, a General Assembly modalities resolution, the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism report and a decision by the president of the General Assembly regarding the scope of …

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Only 21 of the 192 speakers participating at the annual “high level” week of the United Nations General Assembly in September were women, a far cry from the UN’s gender equality ambitions included in the Sustainable Development Goals. Some of …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news coming out of the organization as well as promote our own articles, focusing on Armenia and Azerbaijan, the tail end of the UN General Assembly’s big week, Russia’s human …

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Elina Valtonen, Finland’s foreign affairs minister, told PassBlue that her country joined NATO this year for security reasons, given that Finland has the longest border with Russia in Europe — 830 miles north to south — and Russian troops have …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news coming out of the organization. This week, world leaders descended on New York City for the opening debate of the 78th session of the General Assembly. It attracted …

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Barbados: The Time for Reparative Justice Has Come — Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley said that reparative justice is inevitable for countries that suffered the horrendous consequences of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to develop economically. She made this …

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‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’: Financing the SDGs —  The poor progress of the Sustainable Development Goals continued to be a common theme through the middle of the General Assembly high-level week. On Wednesday, heads of state, ministers …

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[…] longer,” he said. In his speech, on Sept. 19, Biden straddled a range of foreign policy and global issues, including reducing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, reforming global financial institutions to better serve developing countries and …

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You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting and other sources. This week, we focus on the bookended natural disasters in Libya and Morocco. And, …

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The world is wary that the Sustainable Development Goals will not be achieved by their deadline of 2030, but Lachezara Stoeva thinks that people should instead be focusing on how to speed up progress at this crucial midpoint. “Although all …

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There’s an old Irish proverb, “Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb.” Roughly translated, it means that “the day of the wind is not the day for fixing the thatch” — a common roofing material for homes in rural …

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We are back with our ever-popular weekly summary after a pause in August, grappling with the hottest summer on record. We continued to publish exclusive stories, provocative opinion pieces and a podcast episode, staying active on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Follow us on …

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You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting and other sources. This week, we look at promising developments around the FSO Safer crisis, a …

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This week, the UN secretary-general introduced his policy agendas on peace, AI and the “integrity” of digital platforms, while in the Security Council, Mali told the UN to withdraw its peacekeeping mission from the country immediately. You are reading This Week …

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Mother’s Day weekend in the United States, families across Buffalo were commemorating a mass shooting of exactly one year ago. Occurring at the only supermarket in the city’s Masten District, the massacre killed 10 people and …

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