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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - The United Nations, which has been tracking both the successes and failures of its highly-ambitious Agenda for Sustainable Development, has warned that "progress has been slow" in many of the 17 Goals after four years of implementation.

Read the full story, “Will a Global Fund Help Deliver UN’s Development Agenda?”, on globalissues.org

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Since 2010, donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS in low-and middle-income countries has dropped significantly, according to a new report released here.

Read the full story, “US Leads Donor Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS Amidst Overall Decline”, on globalissues.org

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ABUJA, Jul 19 (IPS) - The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the "G20 Osaka Leaders' Declaration", which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness. 

Read the full story, “Here’s How the World Can Be Better Prepared to Handle Epidemics”, on globalissues.org

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea's human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the U.S.-led western coalition.

Read the full story, “How China’s Africa Alliance is Shifting World Order”, on globalissues.org

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NAIROBI, Jul 18 (IPS) - Kenya's getting hotter. Much hotter than the 1.5˚C increase that has been deemed acceptable by global leaders, and it is too hot for livestock, wildlife and plants to survive. Thousands of households, dependent on farming and livestock, are at risk too.

Read the full story, “Parts of Kenya are Already Above 1.5˚C”, on globalissues.org

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - It is barely the middle of the month, but the verdict is in: July has been hot.

Read the full story, “Heatwaves are a ‘New Normal’, Says Red Cross”, on globalissues.org

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - When the United Nations commemorated World Youth Skills Day, there was one stark reality that emerged out of the event: the world's youth account for over a third of the global population of more than 7.7 billion people, and they also account for over a third of those unemployed across the globe.

Read the full story, “How Skills Can Change Lives of World’s Youth”, on globalissues.org

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - The United Nations launched its 2019 report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing inadequate progress in the fourth year into the sustainable development agenda and highlighting the need for imminent global action.

Read the full story, “UN Report Shows Mixed Results in Meeting SDGs”, on globalissues.org

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SAN FRANCISCO, California, US, Jul 18 (IPS) - Ariana Sawyer is with the US program at Human Rights WatchOn the 2,000-mile journey from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to the US-Mexico border, the 20-year-old asylum seeker and her 16-year-old brother took turns sleeping every time they managed to catch a ride or get on a bus. She told me they kept each other safe that way.

Read the full story, “Desperation and Fear on the Mexican Border”, on globalissues.org

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Over 820 million people across the globe are currently undernourished, according to a new report released here.

Read the full story, “The Road to Zero Hunger”, on globalissues.org

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