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A focus on women, children & adolescents in the Global Goals

70th Session of the UN General Assembly

September 17, 2015

Featured Coverage

Time to Make the Sustainable Development Goals Matter Most for Girls and Women

Imagine a world where no woman dies giving life, where no baby is born with HIV, where every girl is able to attend school and get a quality education, and where everybody—and that includes girls and women —can fulfill their potential and help accelerate progress for all. That world is within reach —and it is time for global action.

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Emerging Conversations

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#GlobalGoalsLive Engagement Kit

We know that working together breeds creative solutions. Now it’s time we take our UNGA live coverage model beyond — that’s why #MDG456Live is returning this year as #GlobalGoalsLive. Use this engagement kit to join the conversation during UNGA!

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Why Gender Equality Is the Most Critical of All the Global Goals

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women

Through the new Global Goals agenda, we seek to impact some of the key challenges of the 21st century, such as poverty, inequality and violence against women. Women's empowerment is a pre-condition for this.

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Child Mortality Halved, But Too Many Still Die

By Emi Suzuki, Demographer, Development Data Group, World Bank

Most child deaths are easily preventable by proven and readily available interventions. The rate of reduction of child mortality can be sped up considerably by concentrating on regions with the highest levels — Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia — and ensuring a targeted focus on newborns.

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Featured Hashtag - #GlobalGoals

Videos to Inspire

The Power of Civil Society

Civil society organizations and alliances play a critical role in holding governments accountable for fulfilling their commitments to protect women’s and children’s lives, health, and wellbeing, especially among the poorest and most vulnerable.



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The People's Budget

“The People’s Budget” makes the case for clear and transparent national budgets that reflect the people’s needs and priorities and that fulfill government commitments to protect the health and well-being of all women, newborns, and children.



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Live Reporting from UNGA week

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Reporting from Girls' Globe

Girls’ Globe at UN General Assembly – Join us!

We want to hear from you – what do you think was good about the MDGs, and what should have been done better? Are the current proposed SDGs better – and particularly, are girls and women represented in them strongly enough? Tweet to us, message us, or send us a video – and raise your voice!

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From MDGs to SDGs: Stepping into the World We Want

Will the global community be dancing to a new beat that will truly be transformative and have a positive impact on the lives of women and girls or will the new development agenda play out like a broken record?

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Building Sustainable Futures

By Sacha Green-Atchley and Katy Bullard, Coalition for Adolescent Girls — Adolescent girls are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including natural disasters, droughts, and the displacement that results from such events. Unfortunately, despite evidence pointing to women’s increased risk compared to men and emerging findings on the potential role of including girls in mitigating their own risk, little is being done to address girls’ specific needs and potential contributions to sustainability work.

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Crowd voices

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Every Woman Every Child Resource Hub

A new resource hub for women's, children's & adolescents’ health is now live on the Every Woman Every Child website to provide a place to learn more on the updated Global Strategy and access resource materials. The hub will curate toolkits and materials from partners including photos, videos, and stories. Visit the resource hub and submit content today.

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Millennium Development Goals: Success Stories and ‘Unfinished Business’

By Chris Hoy, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) — The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are due to expire in a matter of days. Next week they will be replaced when world leaders sign off on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the world has made significant progress towards the MDGs, as illustrated in the recently released UN summary report, most haven’t been met. New ODI research to be released on Monday shows that some of the MDG targets are so far off track that, if current trends continue, the SDGs will expire in 2030 before the original MDG targets will be achieved.

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