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Women and Girls Can't Wait 100 Years for Global Goal Results

By Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO, Plan International

With current trends, it will be almost 100 years before all girls in sub-Saharan Africa can make it through secondary school. That is shocking in itself, but all the more so because universal access to secondary education is a target in the global development goals that governments committed to meeting by 2030. This time last year, I celebrated the ambition of those goals. A year on, with the U.N. General Assembly meeting once more, I struggle to see evidence that enough is being been done to ensure those promises will be met.
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Celebrating Every Woman Every Child

This year, like previous years, maternal, child and adolescent health will be a main topic of conversation at the UN General Assembly. Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) will celebrate progress made so far, acknowledge champions for the movement and highlight the importance of keeping women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing at the core of sustainable development efforts. Read more...


Social Good Summit: Connecting Today. Creating Tomorrow.

The Social Good Summit is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held annually during UNGA Week, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time. Read more...


4 Reasons to Stay Focused on Gender Data as the UN General Assembly Begins

One year ago, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly and agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals to guide global development efforts for the next 15 years. Through these goals, they made a bold promise: To leave no one behind. One year later, we are turning to the hard work of getting the goals accomplished, particularly how to live up to new promises on gender equality. Read more...



How food connects all the SDGs


People around the world are coming together to share their vision for #2030Now. Join them! #GlobalGoals
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