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UN chief urges efforts to attain SDGs by altering food systems

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for greater collective efforts to achieve all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by transforming the current food systems. “At this pre-summit, we can define the scope of our collective ambition and strengthen our efforts to achieve all …

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UN says private sector key to realize sustainability agenda in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African governments should leverage capital, technology and manpower from industry to hasten realization of sustainability agenda and pandemic recovery in the continent, a senior UN official said on Thursday. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy secretary-general, said that targeted investments from Africa’s indigenous businesses are required to …

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The garbage, sewerage, and planning challenge to Uganda’s new cities

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Uganda’s newly established cities need to plan and manage settlements to avoid the same pitfalls that befell Kampala, the Capital City. Government in July inaugurated seven new ‘cities’ by elevating former municipalities of Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Jinja, Masaka, Mbarara, and Fort Portal to city …

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Can Uganda steer out of poverty?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More Ugandans could drift into poverty unless government comes up with measures to cushion those that have been rendered jobless as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. As the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, there are fears that poverty levels in …

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Bad situations get worse without disaster risk governance, says UN chief

United Nations, USA | XINHUA |   United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that without good disaster risk governance, bad situations only get worse. “Bad situations only get worse without good disaster risk governance,” the UN chief said in a message commemorating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, …

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UN chief calls for political will for Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for political will and bold action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Public appetite for transformative change is growing, he said in his opening remarks at the SDG Moment 2020. “But one critical ingredient is …

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No hope of reaching climate, development goals without youth optimism

United Nations | XINHUA | Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. Addressing leaders from governments, businesses and multilateral agencies …

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